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Matt Horton


Matt Horton is a dedicated economic development strategist with over a decade of experience in policy analysis and public policy. As the Director of State Policy and Initiatives at Accelerator for America, Matt crafts innovative strategies to foster equity and economic growth. His previous roles at the Milken Institute, including Senior Advisor and Director, focused on coordinating forums, briefings, and stakeholder meetings to support California's policy efforts. Matt’s early career at SCAG in Government Affairs solidified his expertise in land use planning and regional development. He holds a Master's degree in Political Science from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. Based in South Pasadena, Matt is committed to creating inclusive investment strategies that benefit communities across California.

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