The Washington County Board on April 3 appointed Commissioner Dennis Hegberg, District 1, to serve on the Greater MSP Board of Directors. Washington County joined a public-private initiative in 2011 to market the region globally to prospective businesses that would seek to locate in Washington County or the greater metropolitan area. The organization, Greater MSP, a regional nonprofit designed to promote the region to the global business community, will focus its efforts on bringing new jobs to the region and retaining the workplaces already in the region. The goal of Greater MSP is to speak with one voice to business decision makers, workers, tourists and visitors, and current residents about the benefits of doing business in the metropolitan area. Greater MSP is expanding its board and asked that county appoint a representative to serve, effective mid-April.