Riley Lukomski
“The only time someone can be brave is when they are afraid.” - George R. R. Martin

Riley Lukomski

Director | Economic Development

Meet Riley

What I Do at Southwest Michigan First

My job can primarily be summed up with three main functions. First, I get the pleasure of marketing our area’s economic development assets to attract businesses that fit our community’s growth ambitions. Second, I get to serve our existing businesses and stakeholders by helping to connect them to beneficial resources and networks. Third, I get to tell the story of our community’s successes and needs through data.

Why I love Working at Southwest Michigan First

I love working at Southwest Michigan First because I get to be part of a team that truly strives to make a positive difference every day.

My Favorite Thing(s) About Living Here Are…

The variety. Whether I am feeling adventurous, relaxed, ambitious, reserved, out-going, outdoorsy, athletic, or quiet there is always something enjoyable to do that fits any those characteristics.

When I’m Not at Work, You’ll Find Me…

Hiking, eating, or laughing, with a strong chance of all three at the same time!

My Alma Mater

Western Michigan University, B.S. in Economics
Western Michigan University, B.S. in Statistics

A Few Things About Me

As a Child, I Wanted To Be: A Sports Announcer
Favorite Food: Swordfish
My Best Halloween Costume Ever: Old man as a six year old
Favorite Podcast: WSJ What’s News
Best Band Ever: Kaleo