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July 24, 2017

Program Manager III - Economic Development Manager, City of Stockton (Stockton, CA)

City of Stockton, California
Salary: $7,015.91 - $9,007.56 Monthly

The City of Stockton's Economic Development Department is seeking an innovative, self-motivated, highly professional candidate to serve as its Economic Development Manager. The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following skills and experience:

• Implementation of economic development strategies and/or redevelopment plans;
• Development of creative economic development incentives and tools;
• Downtown and neighborhood revitalization projects and/or programs;
• Experience working with entrepreneurs, small businesses, and large industries;
• Experience with traditional economic development activities, such as business retention and attraction;
• Strong communication skills and proven ability to collaborate effectively with the business community; and
• A desire to make a positive impact on the economic vitality of the Stockton community.

One (1) vacancy currently exists in the Economic Development Department. The Program Manager III - Economic Development Manager will work a City of Stockton 9/80 schedule: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, with alternating Fridays off. The incumbent in this position may be required to work additional hours and/or weekends as needed by the department.

This is an At-Will (unclassified/unrepresented) position that reports to the Assistant Director of Economic Development. Applicants who fail to fully complete the on-line application/supplemental questionnaire will be subject to rejection.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in business or public administration or a closely related field, or the field of the program to which assigned, and four (4) years of experience managing or supervising highly visible programs or projects with major departmental or citywide impact.

APPLY BY: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, August 17, 2017. www.stocktonca.gov/jobs


Director of Corporate Development, Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce- Economic Futures Group (Spartanburg, SC)

Lead the effort, in conjunction with public and private partners, to: Develop, recruit and retain professional service, finance, headquarter and other high impact related jobs; and attract and retain investment relative to those target sectors

Identify target rich sectors and geographical markets for recruitment and utilize a lead management system to build a robust pipeline

Develop a plan with objective measures, and budget to aggressively pursue leads

Conduct an inventory of assets and identify areas of opportunity

Build meaningful relationships within the real estate, development and brokerage communities

Collaborate with local government officials to develop innovative attraction/incentive strategies

Develop strategic partnerships to improve Spartanburg's product including: the development of office space, quality of place enhancements, and talent development attraction and retention

Additional duties as assigned


Director of Economic Development, The City of Portsmouth (Portsmouth, VA)

Under limited supervision, provides high level managerial leadership, administrative and financial direction for economic development of the City of Portsmouth. This position develops and implements marketing strategies to encourage the expansion of existing businesses and the establishment of new businesses in the City. Promotes attributes of the area and business and industrial development through business and industry, industrial real estate community, area and state agencies, etc. Prepares, plans and coordinates marketing and advertising activities and approves proposals and recommendations. Markets the City to foster good public relations and promote tourism as well as other projects that provide exposure to the City's special projects, new initiatives and routine services. Reports to the City Manager.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Public Relations or a closely related field, Master's degree preferred; and 6 to 9 years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, marketing and public relations, preferably in a municipal setting and a Certified Economic Development Director (CEcD) certificate by the International Economic Development Council is preferred; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Apply Here: va-portsmouth.civicplushrms.com


Vice President of Economic Development, Downtown Denver Partnership (Denver, CO)

The Downtown Denver Partnership is searching for a Vice President of Economic Development. This is someone who will guide economic development, housing, retail and related public policy initiatives for the Downtown Denver Partnership and the Downtown Denver Business Improvement District. Our ideal candidate will have about 10 years of experience in Economic Development including research, project management, and promoting a vibrant city center. In this position, you will serve on the Executive Management Team of the Partnership and play a key role in leading and managing the organization.


Project Manager, Golden Triangle Development LINK (Columbus, MS)

Preferred Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and, 3-5 years’ experience in professional environment related to economic development. Preference may be given to candidates who have attained or are in progress toward CEcD.

Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000, including benefits. Position is eligible for performance bonus.

Application Deadline: Friday, September 1, 2017

For full description or to apply visit www.gtrlink.org/job-openings or contact Macaulay Whitaker at 662.328.8369, mwhitaker@gtrlink.org.

 

July 17, 2017

Regional Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Madison, WI)

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is the state’s lead economic development partner. Created in July of 2011 the WEDC is taking bold leadership to better serve more Wisconsin businesses, generate better results on economic development investments, and bring more resources together to strengthen and promote Wisconsin’s economy. Our mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities, and people to thrive in a globally competitive economy. Our core values are Integrity, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Transparency, Collaboration, People, Public Service, and Customer-Centric. These values support our mission and drive our vision for a Wisconsin that has an elevated quality of life, and long-term economic prosperity for all residents.

The WEDC is currently seeking a professional for our open Regional Economic Development Director position located in Antigo, Wisconsin.

The Business and Community Development Team is responsible to provide project management and to deliver resources to businesses and communities within the established budget, program guidelines, and timeline. This position is a key member of a project team, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information, builds partner relationships, and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.

For a full list of responsibilities and required qualifications, please visit and apply on our recruitment website: http://inwisconsin.com/inside-wedc/employment/employment-opportunities/

Each day, the team members at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) make a difference. To learn more about how we make a difference, visit http://inwisconsin.com/inside-wedc/employment/

We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package: Five weeks of PTO & a personal holiday, paid holidays; health, vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and income continuation insurance; WI Retirement System: Visit inwisconsin.com/inside-wedc/employment/benefits/ to learn more.

We will start to review resumes July 31, 2017.
Visit our website to learn more about our organization: inwisconsin.com/about-us/
WEDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Director, Penn State Small Business Development Center (State College, PA)

Penn State is seeking a strategic-minded individual with financial management experience to lead the Penn State Small Business Development Center (SBDC). As one of more than 800 SBDCs nationwide, the Penn State SBDC serves Centre and Mifflin counties by helping pre-venture, startup, and existing small businesses. It also serves student entrepreneurs, researchers interested in commercialization, and community entrepreneurs. This position is responsible for the management and operation of the SBDC in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws, regulations, and other governing documents.

Apply online at apptrkr.com/1040808

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Executive Director, Watertown Development Company (Watertown, SD)

The WDC is organized as a private nonprofit corporation for the purpose of establishing funding and directing programs designed to promote and increase the commercial, financial and economic vitality of Watertown and its citizens.

This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary 90K – 110K + Bonus opportunity

Director reports to the Watertown Development Company Board of Directors, with annual reviews performed by the Board Chair and/or his/her designee(s).

The Executive Director is responsible for the coordination and execution of the WDC’s goals and objectives, as determined by the organizations by-laws and strategic plan.

Duties may include:

Manage WDC staff, including determination of staffing needs (including hiring, termination), direction of staff objectives and annual reviews

Development of short-term and long-term economic development plans in order to increase the local tax base by retaining and expanding current industries and facilitating the introduction of new industry to the area

Successful implementation and executive of a 5-year capital campaign to help facilitate the completion of objectives

Management of WDC real estate holdings, including the negotiation of the lease and sale of properties, engagement with real estate brokers and marketing of properties

Oversight of WDC cash and investments, including engagement of a Certified Public Accounting firm for daily financial management and tax services

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from an accredited four year post-secondary institution in Economic Development, Public or Business Administration, Finance, Marketing or related programs and minimum of 5 years experience in economic development, community development or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Professional certifications from nationally recognized economic development organizations such as the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) or National Development Council (NDC) are preferred but not required.

Please send cover letter and resume to:
901 4th Ave SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Attn: Steve Lehner
605-882-6233


Executive Director, Community Development, Mahaska Community Development Group (Oskaloosa, IA)

The Executive Director will be responsible for leading the team in defining a data-driven strategic plan, and ensuring that the plan is implemented by board, committee and professional staff members through a coordinated, collaborative approach. For more details: http://smartsolutionsgroup.net/ssg-searching-for-executive-director-oskaloosa-iowa/

Contact Bob Henningsen, Smart Solutions Group, 515-238-2697 or bob@smartsolutionsgroup.net


Director of Economic Development and Tourism, Community Development, City of Kingman, Arizona (Kingman, AZ)

Hiring Salary into the low $100s DOQ

The City of Kingman is seeking an innovative individual who is energetic and progressive to lead our Economic Development and Tourism Department. Candidates should have strong skills in economic development and tourism strategy, including business retention and expansion programs, and business and tourist attraction experience. Incorporated in 1952, Kingman is rich in history and located along historic Route 66! Kingman is the county seat of Mohave County located in northwest Arizona along Interstate 40 and U.S. 93. The City’s population is 28,068 and over 60,000 in the region.

Our beautiful city straddles scenic mountains offering an abundant range of recreational and historical activities. Nearby rivers and lakes offer fishing and boating recreation. Kingman is an easy commute to Las Vegas, Laughlin, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, and the Grand Canyon Skywalk or a half day drive to Los Angeles or San Diego. With an elevation of 3,336 feet, Kingman has the perfect climate – not too hot and not too cold!

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please visit our website at www.cityofkingman.gov to apply online. Next review of applications begins with applications received not later than August 4, 2017.


Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands)

The CEO of U.S. Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (“USVIEDA”) executes its economic development strategies, policies, goals, and programs. This position serves as the USVIEDA’s economic development recruitment strategist, directs the development of the overall mission of USVIEDA, recruits new businesses, is responsible for USVIEDA incentive programs, and coordinates with USVIEDA staff and developers to include the preparation of development agreements, develop and execute marketing and business development efforts, coordinate with other agencies, and follow-up on business leads/interested parties. The CEO is responsible for the management and leadership of USVIEDA.

For a detailed description of the position, please visit our website at www.usvieda.org. On the HOME page, go to ABOUT USVIEDA, then select HUMAN RESOURCES. To apply, send a letter outlining your interest and qualifications. Include your resume, along with the names, telephone numbers and email addresses for three (3) professional references. To ensure full consideration, all required documentation must be received by 4:00 p.m. (AST) on August 18, 2017. Send documentation via email (.pdf or MS Word) to:

Wanda Sullivan
Project Manager
The Pace Group
wanda@thepacegroup.com


Regional Economic Development President/CEO, Texas Forest Country Partnership (TFCP) (Lufkin, TX)

The TFCP is seeking a President/CEO to lead a dynamic regional economic development/community development program. The position presents an opportunity for an engaged and talented person who is committed to continuous learning and growth in the field of economic development and redevelopment.

The position is responsible to provide direction to a 12-county regional strategic economic development plan established through the SET (Strengthening Economies Together) program, a grant program from USDA Rural Development and Texas A & M University.

For a list of qualifications, duties, responsibilities and submission instructions, please visit the TFCP website: texasforestcountry.com

This position is a full-time, exempt, with a flexible schedule that may include occasional evening and weekend hours. The salary is supplemented with an attractive package of benefits, including medical, dental and RX insurance, LTD, Group Life Insurance and an excellent retirement package through Texas County & District Retirement System.

Recruitment will continue until the position is filled, with first consideration given to applications received by August 4th, 2017.

 

July 10, 2017

Economic Development Administrator, City of Poway (Poway, CA)

Under general direction of the City Manager's office, assists in and supports the creation of a business-friendly environment that facilitates growth, profitability, and employment for Poway businesses, residents, and their families. Provides a broad range of complex administrative analytical and technical support related to economic development issues; performs analysis for and coordinates the administration of economic development projects and programs; responds to business inquiries and assists in site selection.


Director, International Business Development (Tampa, FL)

The Director will implement the Tampa Hillsborough EDC’s international strategic initiatives including: organize and lead outbound and inbound trade and foreign direct investment missions, promote local export initiatives and manage international focused events.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in International Business, Economic Development, Public Administration or a related field, Master’s degree a plus
• Minimum of 7 years’ experience in an international business setting
• Multilingual preferred

Salary Range: $70,000 - $90,000 Annually

For more information go to www.tampaedc.com

Send resume by July 31, 2017 to Terri Houston, thouston@tampaedc.com, (813) 518-2622.


Economic Development Director, Carteret County (Beaufort, NC)

This position will consult with local officials, community leaders, retail and industry executives to promote economic growth through expansion and retention of existing industrial and commercial bases and attract new business into the County. Duties include development of data, statistics and publications that portray the County’s economic potential, identification of prospective industries and maintaining proper records, reports and public information for the program. Preferred applicants have M.A. Degree in Economics, Public Administration or Business and over 5 years of economic development experience. Visit www.carteretcountync.gov/662/Employment-Careers for full job description and application.


Business Attraction Administrator, Gilbert Office of Economic Development (Gilbert, AZ)

The Gilbert Office of Economic Development is a fast, collaborative team of innovators and we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated professional to fill the position of Business Attraction Administrator. The primary function of this position is to coordinate Gilbert's business attraction efforts, but will also contribute significantly to overall business development efforts. Ideal candidates for this position will possess strong business acumen, project management skills, and a record of achievement in public, private, and/or regional economic development. Gilbert is Arizona's 5th largest city, and one of Money Magazine's Best Places to Live in the U.S.

Website: www.governmentjobs.com
Email: HR@gilbertaz.gov


VP of Economic Development, Tulsa Regional Chamber (Tulsa, OK)

The VP of Economic Development is responsible for the successful management of all primary job creation/capital investment projects generated by the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Economic Development Division or other sources. The VP of Economic Development will directly manage the Project Managers and will work with the Director of Existing Business Development when projects are generated through his/her efforts. The VP Economic Development will also work with other Economic Development staff as well as all Tulsa Regional Chamber staff when required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Bachelor’s degree in marketing or related field with an advanced knowledge of general marketing principles and practices
• CEcD preferred
• Five to seven years’ experience in full time economic development activities
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Excellent managerial skills
• Excellent knowledge PC and industry software

Work & Physical Requirements:
• Work environment: Normally a typical office environment, with minimal exposure to excessive noise or adverse environmental issues, with occasional outdoor exposure to heat, cold, and environmental elements.
• Physical demands: Manipulate, handle, feel, and control items or equipment. Able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

 

July 3, 2017

Economic Development Director, Town of Leesburg, VA (Leesburg, VA)

This is an experienced, economic development specialist for the Town of Leesburg, VA

Required: Bachelor’s Degree; minimum of six years of experience in economic development, including four years in a supervisory or program management capacity; or a Master’s Degree equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred: Master’s Degree in a related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD); local government experience; bilingual in English/Spanish.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.leesburgva.gov/jobs for more information and to apply online. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. EOE/ADA.


Executive Director, Grant County Economic Development Council (Moses Lake, WA)

The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and all other permanent and ad hoc committees in developing and implementing the economic development policies and work program of the GCEDC. These responsibilities include:


• Coordinates GCEDC programs and personnel with the needs of clients, external agencies, and community, state, and federal governments.
• Directs the ongoing development of the Building Prosperity program objectives by identifying appropriate services and tactics to accomplish the programs objectives.
• Serves on local, regional, state and national boards, committees and advisory groups that further the vision and mission of the GCEDC.
• Fosters, develops and maintains excellent working relationships with investors, owners, growers, industry leaders, site selectors, government officials, agencies, education leaders, city leaders, county officials and volunteer boards & residents to enhance economic viability, livability and value for all of Grant County and community.

Essential Duties and Accountabilities:


• Promotes economic development capacity building in the communities within Grant County by establishing effective relationships with community leaders and serving as a catalyst among regional leaders who are working to enhance the area’s economic vitality. Acts as facilitator and mediator for economic growth, projects and initiatives.
• Meets with businesses and site selectors to determine their issues and needs and assist them in accessing appropriate resources within Grant County.
• Pro-actively identifies regional, national and global business prospects through multiple marketing venues to generate viable recruitment prospects for Grant County.
• Represents GCEDC to the media on issues related to economic development.
• Supports and enhance Board’s vision for economic growth for Grant County and leads with vision, creativity, compassion and interest in serving others and the community.

For more information regarding the position and a complete job description please contact

Primary contact: Greg Albrecht, galbrecht@maexecsearch.com

Secondary contacts: LeAnne Parton, Leannep@bigbend.edu or Juanita Richards, Jrichards@hzcu.org

509-764-6579


Economic Development Management Analyst, City of Carlsbad (Carlsbad, CA)

The City of Carlsbad is happy to announce an excellent opportunity for a development professional with specific experience working in economic development or supporting a business community.

The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, ready to adapt messaging to a variety of audiences. The candidate will be able to exercise strong analytical skills, identify and anticipate problems and issues and be able to work on projects with interdepartmental groups effectively. The positions performs both internal and external facing functions such as contract administration, budget tracking/preparation, customer service assistance to businesses, and managing data and social media for the city's economic development program. The division is looking for a motivated professional seeking to make an impact on the strategic work related to supporting Carlsbad's businesses and long term economic vitality.

For complete details and/or to apply online www.Carlsbadca.gov


President and CEO, The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (Owensboro, KY)

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for President and CEO - The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is the economic development agency for Owensboro and Daviess County, Kentucky. GOEDC is a public/private partnership formed to attract and to grow primary employers. The President/CEO will be responsible for an annual budget of approximately $800,000+ including wages, operating costs, and investments. In addition the President/CEO will be responsible for oversight, management, and maintenance of a 100 plus acre industrial park and a technology business incubator. For more information or to apply for the position, contact us at GOEDC@jci-inc.net


President, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation (Asheboro, NC)

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for President - Randolph County Economic Development Corporation (NC) is a non-profit utilizing public and private funds to promote Randolph County's economic future. The RCEDC works with new and existing industry for the creation of new jobs, expanded county tax base, and a stronger local economy. The President is responsible to the Board of Directors for the coordination of the annual Plan of Action; organizational structure and procedures; income and expenditures disbursement; interpretation of policy; long range planning; and strategic development. For more information or to apply, contact rcedc@jci-inc.net


CEO/President, Renew Moline, Inc. (Moline, IL)

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for CEO/President - Renew Moline, Inc. is an award-winning, non-profit economic development organization devoted to the development of the City of Moline (IL). The CEO/President reports to the Renew Moline, Inc. Board of Directors and provides expert assistance in planning, coordinating and facilitating transformational, placemaking economic development programs and projects in Moline. For more information or to apply for the position, contact us at RenwMoline@jci-inc.net


Head, Investment Promotion Unit, Invest Hong Kong (New York, NY)

US$150,000.00 to $175,000.00 per annum (depending on experience) plus 10% gratuity upon satisfactory completion of contract (Term: Two-year contract)

The Head, Investment Promotion Unit reports to the Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York. He/she will be responsible for attracting companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong by engaging in investment promotion activities, visits to companies and providing practical assistance to potential investors in the 31 eastern states of the US. Travel within the region is required.

Minimum Requirements


(a) A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business Administration, Economics or similar subject. A higher degree would be an advantage.
(b) Ten years of international sales and/or business development experience, preferably in foreign direct investment promotion or economic development, at a managerial position.
(c) Excellent presentation and communication skills in English.
(d) Broad knowledge of the business environment of the eastern US and Hong Kong. Relevant working experience in the eastern US region is important. Experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset.
(e) Eligible to take up employment in the US.

How to apply

Applications by post or email in the form of a covering letter with full curriculum vitae (including copies of academic qualification certificates/transcripts, record of employment and available references from previous employment) should reach the following address by 5:00 pm local time on July 31, 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the result of application.

Mailing address: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Attn: EOM, 115 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022, U.S.A.

Email: jobs@hketony.gov.hk

For enquiries, please contact email address eric_tang@hketony.gov.hk

Personal data provided by job applicants will be used strictly in accordance with the HKSAR Government’s personal data policies which are available at www.gov.hk/en/about/privacy.htm.

 

RFPs/RFQs

Request for Proposals, Potential Sale of Potable Water and Wastewater Facilities and Systems. City of Jerseyville, IL

The City of Jerseyville, Illinois, is soliciting bids from qualified utility companies to purchase and operate the City’s potable water wells, production and distribution facilities and system, and the wastewater collection and treatment facilities and system. The city has a population of approximately 8,500 persons located in Jersey County, Illinois, approximately 50 miles north of St. Louis, MO. These systems provide water and sanitary sewer service to 4259 metered customers.

RFQ/RFP submission forms, RFP Information Booklet, with all necessary background information and supporting documents may be obtained by emailing Jeff Soer, Director of Economic Development at jeffsoer@jerseyville-il.us or calling at 618-498-3312. Potential bidders will be provided file-share links to the City’s online Dropbox to obtain this information. Sealed Statements of Qualifications (RFQ) and Confidential Bid Proposals (RFP) will be received by Jeff Soer, at City Hall, 115 East Prairie Street, Jerseyville, Illinois 62052 until 6:00 PM CST on August 15, 2017.

Please use the Link Below to access the REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ) AND CONFIDENTIAL BID PROPOSALS (RFP).

jerseyville-il.us


Request for Qualifications, Economic Development Strategic Plan, Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners (Milton, FL)

Notice is hereby given that the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners is calling for and requesting qualifications for professional consulting services to create a countywide Economic Development Strategic Plan. The completed strategic plan will indicate where best to allocate Economic Development resources and how to generate local business expansion and new business growth, while maintaining a focus on the aerospace/defense and the commercial sector as an economic development strategy. All qualifications must be received by 10:00 a.m. CST, July 20, 2017. Specifications may be secured by download from the Santa Rosa County Website: www.santarosa.fl.gov (keyword BIDS).