Holly Springs Economic Development
NCEDA named Holly Spring Economic Development Director, Irena Krstanovic, its 2022 Economic Developer of the Year.
Irena has served the Town of Holly Springs for over 20 years and has been Director of Economic Development since 2016. Irena is a forerunner in innovation for the Economic Development Industry. In 2021, under her leadership, two leading life sciences companies announced Holly Springs as their new home for state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facilities – including the largest life sciences project investment in North Carolina’s history (Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies), as well as a founding member in the field of biotechnology (Amgen). This success came about thanks to her dedication, trustworthiness, creative problem-solving skills, and natural ability to communicate with a diversity of audiences.