Jason Nagy serves as Executive Director, Rural Workforce Housing Innovation Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing housing for low-income workers in rural communities. The Coalition’s programs include: 1) a business accelerator for housing and utilities technologies; 2) plug and play standards for workforce housing developments; and 3) a rural workforce housing
innovation district.

Jason founded Mainspring Innovation, LLC in Denver in 2015 as an international business and economic development enterprise providing consulting services and innovative projects focused on international infrastructure development, technology transfer, smart job creation, community wealth building, environmental stewardship, and sustainability. Jason values expansive stakeholder collaborations across disciplines, sectors, cultures, partnerships, and projects.

Jason led U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s Africa office (2008-2014) in Johannesburg, worked USTDA’s South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa portfolios (2005-2008), and served on US Export-Import Bank’s sub-Saharan Africa business development, policy and program team (2002-2005). He crafted more than $75 million of USTDA program funding focused on project preparation assistance, feasibility studies, technical assistance, training, blended finance, and public-private partnerships for advanced clean energy, transportation, and information and communication technology projects in emerging markets.

He has an MA international Affairs from American University with concentration in international economic policy and
international business, and a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University. Jason serves as a student, faculty
and alumni mentor for the Colorado School of Mines’ Venture Center and McNeil Center for Entrepreneurship and
Innovation.

By Jason Nagy