Brittany McCoy started her journey towards economic development in the field of hospitality and tourism, following a love for people and for working with the public. Noticing a trend in the lack of developmental direction and opportunity in smaller communities, McCoy began looking for a more impactful way to reach those residents and to be able to teach them the importance of professional, consistent growth and an understanding of the business world. This led her to pursue her master's degree in economic development at The University of Southern Mississippi.
After getting her master’s in economic development, McCoy has spent her time in the field with the state of Mississippi's leading economic development agency, the Mississippi Development Authority, as well as with the City of Jackson's Department of Planning and Development.
Following these endeavors, McCoy founded her own company McCoy Consulting, LLC. McCoy Consulting writes grants for communities and does recruiting for executive searches for Next Move Group.