Marcq Sung is the new director of Business Development in the Planning and Economic Development (PED) department for the city of St. Paul.

In this role, Sung will work to support business and job growth in the city.

“I’m confident that Marcq’s experience at the City and his passion to connect and support the business community will drive his work to create an ecosystem where all businesses can thrive,” said Dr. Bruce Corrie, Director of PED.

Sung will be transitioning from his post as a project manager within the department to take on this new position. In his previous role, he led numerous economic development initiatives, including Full Stack St. Paul – a cross-sector collaboration with the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce focused on growing and fostering the city’s tech and innovation sector. He has also worked on the expansion of the Clues headquarters on East 7th Street, the renovation of Victoria Theater on University Avenue, and the creation of the Dayton’s Bluff Construction Training Center.

“I am incredibly excited to continue working to create a welcoming community for businesses in Saint Paul,” said Sung. “The intersection of government and business is an important one, and I am committed to helping entrepreneurs connect and interact with (St. Paul) in ways that benefit everyone.”

Sung is certified as an economic development finance professional by the National Development Council and is also certified by the ISOS Group in sustainable reporting, as part of their Global Reporting Initiative. He currently serves on the Knight Foundation’s Community Advisory Committee, is a board member of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders and serves on the Community Investment Committee of the Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation.

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