We are making history in the state of Alabama. When members of a community have the opportunity to collaborate, cities and towns are built.
As a dedicated economic developer and historian, Dr. Nicole Jones recognizes that Alabama is a state filled with economic opportunity and promise, and every county is a priceless treasure, encompassed with an abundance of history and heart.
Committed to excellence, Nicole Jones of Huntsville, Alabama, President of Nicole Jones Development and Nicole Jones Commercial Real Estate, provides expertise in the fields of economic development, business consulting, and commercial real estate. A pioneer in her field, Nicole Jones earned four degrees and two certifications with a primary focus on economic development and economic policy as disciplines. Jones completed undergraduate study at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History with research interests in government and public policy. Through the completion of coursework at the University of Alabama, Florida Institute of Technology in Huntsville, and seminary, Jones earned a Master of Business Administration with research interests in economic development, a Master of Science in Acquisition and Contract Management, as well as a Doctorate in Theology. Nicole Jones is a Certified Alabama Planning and Zoning Official, a designation awarded by the Alabama Planning Institute, an affiliate of the American Planning Association. In March of 2017, Economic Developer Nicole Jones became the first in Huntsville and among the first group in the state of Alabama to earn the EDAA Leadership Certification. The certification is granted by the EDAA Leadership Institute, a partnership between the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) and Auburn University’s Government and Economic Development Institute (GEDI). Nicole Jones is a conservative business leader and stateswoman. Over the years, Dr. Jones has made a concerted effort to visit communities and organizations throughout our state as a method to share best practices. By visiting all of Alabama’s 67 counties more than a dozen times, Nicole Jones learned how to better position communities in both urban and rural areas for growth. Nicole Jones works with Alabama’s primary industries every day and plays a significant role in the recruitment and retention of business and industry within our state. Being a productive member of society is an inherent component of Nicole Jones, as evidenced by her dedication to professional, civic, and philanthropic organizations and initiatives as a spokesperson, board member, and corporate sponsor.
Nicole Jones believes in Alabama, legacy, history, and heart. As an Alabama historian, Jones offers a noteworthy perspective on economic and property development by helping communities and companies share their history, their stories, with others. Jones exclaims, "When members of a community are given the opportunity to collaborate, cities and towns are built." Nicole Jones devoted her life to building her hometown of Huntsville. In 2013 and 2014, Jones was recognized by The Chamber of Commerce of Huntsville/Madison County for work with the I Shop Local campaign, a partnership initiative with the Small Business Administration focused on the economic development-related benefits of shopping locally for goods and services. In 2015 and 2017, Jones was a Finalist for the Russell Brown Executive Leadership Award, a tribute to the good works and generosity of the late Russell Brown, a lifetime achievement award and the highest level of honor given to business leaders for outstanding contributions to our community. Nicole Jones collaborates with other professionals and stays on the forefront of issues that affect economic policy. Jones is a member of business and trade associations including the Alabama Agribusiness Council, Business Council of Alabama, Manufacture Alabama, Strong Towns, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Alabama Economic Growth Summit, Friends of the Alabama Governor's Mansion, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Sustainable Agricultural Network, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Northeast Huntsville Civic Association, Leadership Huntsville, and several additional industry, political, and civic organizations. In 2018, Troy University developed the Nicole Jones Student Excellence Award in Economics, awarded annually to an Economics major chosen by faculty who demonstrates academic excellence as well as leadership. Faith, family, and building our community are Nicole Jones' Life's Work. Dr. Jones serves as a Liturgist at Huntsville First United Methodist Church. To lead effectively, Nicole Jones lives with a grateful heart and in total dependence on God.
Legacy is an integral part of her core, and Nicole Jones instills the values of hard work and servant leadership upon her children, who often accompany her to projects and volunteer opportunities. The Jones Family promotes Huntsville as a premier city to build a life and has expanded the vision of economic prosperity led by capitalism, workforce development, and community partnerships to all of Alabama’s 67 counties. Nicole Jones utilizes her network of business and industry connections built over a lifetime in all of Alabama’s dominant industries and takes economic development to unparalleled levels. Together we can be confident in a prosperous future for Alabama with Nicole Jones.