Commissioner Jabbar Wesley
Jabbar Wesley is the Founder of the Novel City Chamber of Innovation a DBA of United Races of America which is a community economic development organization focused on maximizing the value of unified diversity through community events, education resource development services and business incubation and consulting. Jabbar is also the founder/organizer of the Novel Day Innovation Showcase which is an innovative event that brings together Quaternary sector experts, large corporations such as Google and Cerner as well as mid-size and startup businesses and innovators who participate in a fast-paced event format to showcase expertise and the latest and greatest innovations.
Economic Development Background
Jabbar's corporate background is rooted in the natural gas industry holding a position as the Economic Development and Residential Representative with Missouri Gas Energy. Jabbar has been a major part in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with 155 cities as well as local, county, state and federal economic development organizations, architects and real-estate developers. Jabbar also plays an important role in major business attraction projects for large commercial, industrial and residential projects that require $500,000-$1.5 billion in capital investment.
Jabbar holds a degree in Economics from the University of Missouri's College of Arts and Sciences in Kansas City and has studied Leading Innovation and Change at Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland.