Mill Graves is the director of business development for Retail Strategies working with municipal leaders and economic development agencies in Georgia and Kentucky to develop and execute their retail recruitment and community development initiatives.
He has more than 10 years of economic development and project management experience with an urban planning background. He is passionate about engaging community stakeholders and helping communities realize their unique potential.
Prior to Retail Strategies Mill worked as the Director of Economic & Community Development for Electric Cities of Georgia and their 52 municipal utility members. In this role he partnered with the State of Georgia to recruit new jobs and investment to the state, and also advised and implemented strategies for rural and urban communities in the areas retail and industrial site selection, downtown revitalization, and housing.
Mill received a bachelor’s degree in history from Davidson College where he swam competitively, and a master’s of city & regional planning from Clemson University. Mill remains active as a Davidson alumnus – CATS are wild!
Originally from Lexington, KY he enjoys traveling with family and friends, endurance sports, and spending time in any mountain range or river within reach.