Jorge Santos

Chief Real Estate Development Officer

Jorge joined the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) in December 2019 as Chief-of-Staff.  Jorge works closely with NJEDA leadership to drive the Authority’s strategic direction and execute priority initiatives.

Jorge most recently served as Senior Vice President for Economic Development at the Newark Alliance. Previously, he worked as Vice President for Planning and Policy at the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. There he worked on day-to-day economic development issues as well as transformative projects like the Newark Riverfront Park expansion and Amazon HQ2 bid. Prior to his work in economic development, Jorge worked in politics and government in New Jersey. 
Jorge holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Rutgers College, Rutgers University as well as a Master of City & Regional Planning and Master of Public Policy at Rutgers, The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. He is also a graduate fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics.