Kate Dailey joined the GRE team in 2019 and supports the team’s efforts to attract and grow business in the Greater Rochester Region. Prior to joining the GRE, Kate spent close to a decade working in economic development in Baltimore, Maryland. At the Maryland Department of Commerce, Kate served as the agency’s lead on business attraction, retention, and expansion projects in Baltimore City. Prior to her role with the State, Kate was the Director of Economic Development at the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore (DPOB), a nonprofit focused on the revitalization of Downtown Baltimore. In this role, she developed and managed programs to bolster investment in Baltimore’s central business district, and worked closely with city stakeholders to bring new life to Downtown. While in Maryland, Kate also served on the Board of the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland.
Kate graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School in 2010 with a Dual MA in Economics and International Relations. She graduated from Providence College in 2006 where she studied Spanish and Business Administration. In addition to studying abroad in Spain, Kate taught middle school English in Inner Mongolia, China.
In her free time, Kate enjoys spending time outdoors (particularly in the Finger Lakes!), traveling, exploring new cities, and attempting yoga. She graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in 2002, and is thrilled to be back in the region!