Kim C. King currently serves as Business Growth and Development Coordinator for the City of Orlando Economic Development Department. In this role, Ms. King works with existing and prospective business owners and developers to ensure that businesses in our community have every opportunity to succeed. Ms. King specifically provides assistance with items related to planning, permitting, and business tax receipts; assists business owners to utilize appropriate financial resources; and provides avenues and opportunities for businesses to achieve success through programs and partnerships. Ms. King also championed the 16-member Concept Team that provided recommendations to Mayor Dyer and the Orlando City Council for the Creative Village mixed-use project. In addition, Ms. King served as Interim Business Development Division Manager during transition.
Before joining the City of Orlando in 2004, Ms. King was a National Urban Fellow with the San Jose Redevelopment Agency in San Jose, California, where she worked on various economic and redevelopment initiatives. Prior her work in San Jose, Ms. King served as Program Officer for Young Citizens, Inc. (formerly National Helpers Network, Inc.), a non-profit organization in New York City, where she provided professional development, on-site support and technical assistance to teachers and youth workers implementing service-learning programs. Ms. King's first career was as a public elementary school teacher with the New York City Board of Education for five years.
Ms. King received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Pomona College and a Master of Public Administration from Baruch College, City University of New York.