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Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance Welcomes Marketing Coordinator and Project Manager


Fairhope, Ala. – As Baldwin County continues to grow, so does the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance’s (BCEDA) team. With the addition of Marketing Coordinator McCall Lugo and Project Manager Connor Bradford, the Alliance has established a path for success and ambitious plans for Baldwin County.

“Expanding our team at the Alliance means expanding business opportunities, economic development and impact to the community,” shared Lee Lawson, president and CEO of BCEDA. “The knowledge and experience McCall and Connor bring to the table is extensive, and we can’t wait to see what’s ahead for Baldwin County.”

Lugo, a native of Robertsdale, Alabama, and an alumna of Robertsdale High School, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Design, Technology, and Industry from Troy University in 2016. Following graduation, Lugo worked for Pilot Catastrophe Services Inc. for three years in Dallas, Texas, before the COVID-19 pandemic brought her back to Alabama where she joined the Andalusia Chamber of Commerce in event promotion and marketing. Prior to joining BCEDA, Lugo served as the marketing associate for Old Edwards Inn and Spa, Old Edwards Club and GlenCove by Old Edwards in Highlands, North Carolina.

“I am happy to be back home and contribute to the growth of Baldwin County. I believe my experience with the chamber of commerce, as well as my knowledge in real estate and hospitality, gives me the skills to understand what drives businesses and people to an area,” said Lugo. “I look forward to fostering relationships with our current partners and building momentum for our growing county.”

Widening his experience in economic development, Bradford, a native of Fairhope, Alabama, joins BCEDA after working with the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce where he assisted with industry visits, managed economic development projects and buildings, and facilitated chamber events. During college and before his career in economic development, Bradford participated in the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s summer internship program with Spire Energy and worked in the University of South Alabama’s Student Government Association and Athletics


department. He graduated from the University of South Alabama in 2021, earning a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications and public relations, and minoring in general business.

“I’m excited to join the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and utilize my previous experience in economic development to service the growth of Baldwin County,” shared Bradford. “I’m looking forward to integrating myself into the local business community and connecting with the people that currently drive our area’s accelerated economic growth.”

Baldwin County is the seventh fastest-growing metropolitan area in the United States, with no signs of slowing down. For more information about the Alliance, visit


The Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance is a partnership of local public and private professionals, leaders and officials dedicated to providing opportunities for businesses in Baldwin County, growing and improving the county’s economy, and ensuring exceptional quality of life for Baldwin County’s residents and employees. Our organization focuses on growing a diverse industry base through business development endeavors that will ultimately create jobs, generate capital investment and increase the quality of life in our area. The Alliance’s strategic efforts include marketing, business recruitment, workforce development, state and local government affairs, data-driven research, existing industry support and entrepreneurial assistance.

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