Mitch Horowitz has a strong record of accomplishment in technology-based economic development where he has worked as a principal economic development consultant, high ranking state development official and as an executive in a fast-growing clinical trials informatics company and mezzanine finance group.
Mitch served until December 2015 as Vice President & Managing Director of the Technology Partnership Practice (TPP) at Battelle, the world’s largest independent, non-profit R&D organization. He now is a Principal and Managing Director of TEConomy Partners, LLC., which transitioned the full capabilities of Battelle TPP into a new independent organization.
Mitch has been a national leader in developing bioscience cluster strategies dating back to his work as the consultant who developed Maryland’s widely acclaimed biotechnology strategy in the early 1990’s. Mr. Horowitz then joined the State of Maryland with the responsibility for implementing that strategy as Technology Advisor to the Secretary of Economic and Employment Development.
Mitch has developed a strong track record in advancing numerous biosciences development strategies and specialized assessments at the state and regional level, including in Arizona, Georgia, Indiana, Los Angeles, Massachusetts, Maryland, Memphis, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Utah, and Washington State. He also has authored national studies with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) on best practices and international competitive issues, as well as with the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) on state biosciences development trends, STEM education and industry-university partnerships in translational research.
Additional development experience includes positions for the Governor’s Office in New York, the City of New York, and the Corporation for Enterprise Development (recently rebranded as Prosperity Now). Mitch is a frequent speaker on technology-based economic development.
Mitch holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. from Cornell University.