Business & Real Estate

Elk Grove's economic development director leaving after three years

Randy Starbuck, who was hired as the city of Elk Grove’s economic development director in September 2011 to boost “the economic vitality” of the city, is leaving that post on Oct. 17.

The city said Starbuck is pursuing other opportunities. Attempts to reach Starbuck were unsuccessful.

City officials confirmed that Starbuck is on paid leave through Oct. 17, when his employment with Elk Grove will end.

Starbuck came to Elk Grove with nearly three decades of economic development experience, including more than 20 years as a department director. Prior to being hired locally, he directed the Bay Area city of Pittsburg’s redevelopment agency, securing more than $400 million in new private commercial, industrial, mixed-use and retail development.