Mereb Hagos
Coalition for Nonprofit Housing & Economic Development

Economic Development Manager

Mereb joined CNHED in January 2023 as the Economic Development Manager. In this role, she supports the Chief Economic Development Officer in fostering the small business community in the District and expanding the ecosystem to other cities. Mereb is also responsible for developing and updating CNHED's small business resources. Prior to serving at CNHED, she worked as a Program Manager at the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness, where she provided research and technical assistance to local, regional, state, and federal clients on economic and workforce development efforts. Mereb also supervised the maintenance of the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) State Economic Development Program Expenditures Database and C2ER State Business Incentives Database. Both databases are leading resources for research into economic and workforce development and tax policy.