img078Jessica Thesing is the Small Business Manager for the Economic Development Division of Salt Lake City Corporation. She has an M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and, prior to moving to Salt Lake City in the winter of 2011, she spent 10 years working in Minneapolis, MN as an Urban Planner and as a consultant on neighborhood and business district development initiatives.  Jessica is also an arts enthusiast and potter and has spent 18 years studying both here in the U.S. and abroad. Also, considered the globetrotter in her family, Jessica travels to faraway places at any opportunity.