Norma Fox Horwitz
Economic Development Director
Year Started at NOPEC: 2015
Education & Career Background: Norma has over 25 years of economic development experience. Her work with the business community includes projects throughout northeast Ohio, utilizing bond financing, loans, grants and other incentives. Those projects range from the new Goodyear World Headquarters and Akron Airdock, to family-owned small businesses. Her education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and an MBA. She is also certified by the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional.
Role at NOPEC: As Economic Development Director, Norma manages the PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) and STEP (Savings Through Efficiency Program) loans and the NOPEC Energized Community (NEC) grant. Working with the business community and local officials, she assists interested applicants from the initial inquiry through application to approval for the loan or grant project.
Interesting Fact: Norma is a proud mom of two college students and a graduate of the Leadership Akron program, Class 27.