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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Greensboro Partnership announced Wednesday its president, Pat Danahy, will retire at the end of the year.

Danahy has worked for Greensboro Partnership for the past nine years.

"I have been seriously considering this move since late last year," Danahy wrote in a news release. "The Partnership is about to transition to a new organizational structure. Now is a good time for me to make room for new leadership."

Greensboro Partnership said it will conduct a national search for the next president and CEO and will work "aggressively" to put new leadership in place.

Board chairman Chuck Burns said the Greensboro Partnership is currently working to develop mega sites and position Greensboro to be a strong automotive base. He said Greensboro continues to grow in entrepreneurship, especially as it moves forward plans to complete the urban loop and make additions to downtown.

Danahy's retirement announcement follows that of Dan Lynch, the president of the Partnership's economic development arm.

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