Andrew is the Chief Economic Development Director/CEO for Brookings Economic Development Corporation (BEDC) and has been with organization since October 2020. BEDC is the marketing engine and single point of contact for companies looking to locate and grow in the Brookings region.

Before taking the CEO position with BEDC, Mr. Sloss was Managing Director at Baker Tilly, which is an international public accounting firm. In his role there he provided economic development consulting and site selection services to clients nationwide with a focus on the Texas market. His duties included location analysis assistance and coordinating all aspects related to project planning and implementation, including negotiating incentives for companies looking to locate or expand across the United States.

Prior to working at Baker Tilly, Andrew worked for a small oil and gas and renewable energy consulting firm in Houston called Merit Advisors providing site selection and economic development consulting services. He also worked for six years at Ernst & Young in New York City and St. Louis as a Senior Manager in EY’s Location and Investment Services advisory practice.

Mr. Sloss is originally from Farmington, Minnesota and practiced law in the Twin Cities for 7 years primarily providing estate and business planning services to his clients prior to working the last 15 years in economic development.

Andrew has a Bachelor of Science degree in History from South Dakota State University, a Juris Doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law and a Master’s degree from Crown College.

When not leading BEDC he enjoys tormenting his wife Sharlay and their two kids with dad jokes, watching his beloved Red Sox, having his heart broken by the Minnesota Vikings, golfing, fishing, hunting and mowing his lawn.

Andrew Sloss has been a guest on 1 episode.