Founder and Principal Executive Officer
Angelos Angelou is the Founder and Principal Executive Officer of AngelouEconomics, bringing 30 years of experience in site location, economic & business development consulting. AngelouEconomics is a leading economic development consultancy in the US. The firm has an impressive list of clients in both the private and public sector, having conducted over 650 economic development strategies for its clients and the location of nearly $18 billion in capital investments for Fortune 1000 Companies throughout the world.
The firm’s Public Sector clients include the states of New York, Delaware, Rhode Island, North Dakota, South Carolina, New Mexico, Texas, Michigan, Nevada and Georgia. Select city/regional clientele also include numerous cities such as Charlotte, Orlando, Austin, Seattle, Atlanta, Scranton, Arlington, Hartford, Manchester, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Houston, Cincinnati, Phoenix, Richmond, Santa Fe, Chattanooga, Jacksonville, Cleveland, and Denver. International clients have included the Czech Republic, Portugal, Republic of Malta, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Puerto Rico, Vietnam, and Germany.
Prior to starting AngelouEconomics, Angelos spent nearly 12 years with the Austin Chamber of Commerce as Vice President of economic development, and brings a practitioner’s approach to AE’s economic development team. During his time at the chamber, Angelos was responsible for the recruitment of 400 technology companies and some 70,000 employees. Including, IBM, Apple, Samsung, Motorola, AMD, Cypress Semiconductor, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, and Sematech.
A highly visible leader in the field of economic development, Angelos is widely regarded as an expert in corporate site selection; technology based economic development; public policy; investment attraction and marketing. The national and international media regularly seek his comments and insights in the technology sector and on economic development issues. He is also widely regarded as the chief architect in the establishment of Austin as a nationally recognized high tech center.
He holds an M.A. in Economics Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and B.A. in Economics from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He has also completed 1 year towards his Ph. D. in Economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Current and Past Board appointments include the International Economic Development Council, Advisory Board of the Social Sciences Department at St. Edwards University, IC2 fellow, Schoox.com, and the College of Natural Sciences at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also received the Economic Development of the Year award by Site Selection Magazine. He is also an appointee of Texas Governor Rick Perry to the oversight board of CPRIT, a $3 billion grant fund for cancer related commercialization and R&D.