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Alysa Hannon

Manager, Sustainable Growth and Development

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Alysa Hannon is Manager of the Sustainable Growth and Development Practice at Beacon Economics, LLC. Ms. Hannon is responsible for developing the firm’s client relationships and partnerships as well as its product line, particularly in the field of sustainable growth and economic development. Ms. Hannon comes to Beacon with eight years of experience in an economic development practice, both in international and domestic settings.

Prior to joining Beacon Economics, she was with the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC) Center for Urban Innovation where she managed the City’s $7.5M portfolio of 18 incubators and designed new programs around impact investing, fintech, and employment-based social enterprise, the last of which was funded at $7.1M by the Manhattan D.A.’s Office.

Prior to NYCEDC, Ms. Hannon managed a suite of federally-funded projects and public-private partnerships focused primarily on entrepreneurship programming based both in Washington, D.C. and the Middle East region. In Washington, she worked for the American Task Force on Palestine and the American Charities for Palestine managing both policy projects including advocacy on Capitol Hill and international development projects focused on health and education initiatives in the region. In the West Bank, she managed the implementation of Palestine’s first StartUp Cup competition, a global USAID-funded project, on behalf of ConnectME.

Ms. Hannon is a former Fulbright fellow and leveraged her research grant to explore female entrepreneurship in Amman, Jordan. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and Certificate in International Development from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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