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Trevor Pawl

Trevor Pawl is Group Vice President of Pure Michigan Business Connect, Planet M and International Trade for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). In this role, Trevor leads the state’s mobility-focused programming, supply chain matchmaking and export programming. Since 2013, these initiatives have collectively facilitated over $5 billion in new business contracts for Michigan companies across 25 industry segments.  


Prior to this role, Trevor founded Connection Point, an economic development program within the Detroit Regional Chamber that uncovered millions in procurement opportunities for Michigan small businesses. He has been named Crain’s Detroit Business’s “40 Under 40”, Development Counsellors International’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Economic Development”.


Trevor holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy, a Bachelor of Arts from Grand Valley State University, a Certificate in Global Affairs from New York University and a Michigan Political Leadership Program Fellowship through Michigan State University.

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