Odis Jones has spent the last 30 years of his life managing cities and helping economies grow from both a city and state perspective. In 2020, Odis became the President and CEO of Cobblestone Development & Consulting.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Odis attended Central Michigan University with a football scholarship. He graduated with a BAS in Sociology, and continued his education at Western Michigan University, where he received his Master’s in public administration.
Suburbs are expanding farther away from urban centers than ever before. The distance that people are willing to commute for a good job has increased, giving employers in more developed areas a wider geographic reach when it comes to attracting …
When 40 percent of the streetlights in Detroit were out, much of the city was living in the dark. Odis Jones, the CEO of Public Lighting Authority of Detroit, decided that something had to be done.