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August 29, 2016

Executive Director, Salina Community Economic Development Organization (Salina, KS)

Executive Director, Salina Community Economic Development Organization, Salina KS. Newly formed public-private economic development nonprofit partnership serving City of Salina and Saline County in central Kansas. SCEDO funded by City, County, Airport Authority and Chamber. Executive Director reports to 9-member Board and will hire a staff team. Responsible for leading an aggressive economic development recruitment program. Seek top executive of comparable organization or #2 in larger entity. Outstanding opportunity; strong leadership, communication and collaboration skills required. Bachelors required; advanced degree, CEcD preferred. Contact: Waverly Partners executive search firm Debbie Galbraith 785-856-9273 or Eric Peterson 440-892-5961 Salina@Waverly-Partners.com

Business Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Richmond, VA)

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is seeking an experienced sales and marketing professional to successfully promote Virginia to targeted industry executives and site selection consultants as the preferred location for new and expanding business facilities.

All candidates must apply through our website: www.yesvirginia.org.
Application deadline: September 2, 2016


Associate Business Manager, Virginia Economic Development Partnership (Richmond, VA)

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership is seeking an Associate Business Manager to provide professional services to the Business Investment team to successfully locate economic development projects in Virginia and expand existing businesses in the Commonwealth.

All candidates must apply through our website: www.yesvirginia.org.
Application deadline: September 2, 2016


Sector Strategy Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Madison, WI)

The Sector Strategy Development Division of WEDC is seeking a Sector Strategy Director to staff a high-visibility role in the organization and State of Wisconsin. The Sector Development Director is responsible for development and deployment of sector growth strategies, industry consortium support, cluster development and growth, and helping to build high power industry resource networks. This professional will target high-priority driver industries consistent with divisional strategy. Deep experience in facilitation, industry analysis, public/private partnerships and team-centered solution development and delivery. Learn more at inwisconsin.com.


August 15, 2016

Economic Development Specialist, City of Madison (Madison, WI)

$69,731.48 - $84,184.36 Annually

The City of Madison is seeking a motivated and experienced economic development professional to plan and implement key strategic initiatives focused on building a stronger, more innovative, and more inclusive local economy. Madison's Economic Development Specialist manages key long range projects, analyzes data, researches policy, conducts outreach, and keeps a finger on the pulse of emerging opportunities and challenges facing the City's rapidly changing economy.

With exceptional organizational, analytical, and project management skills, this individual will coordinate key ongoing long range projects, work with colleagues across City departments on strategies to expand economic opportunity in the City, and lead the implementation of projects identified in the City's recently-updated Economic Development Strategy.

Qualified candidates will have at least five years of responsible and varied professional experience in the area of project management and/or economic development. Candidates should also have experience in policy research and development, either through work or education.

To obtain more detailed information and to apply for this position, please visit our website at www.cityofmadison.com/hr. Applications are due no later than August 28, 2016.


Economic Development Director, Sherwood Chamber of Commerce (Sherwood, AR)

I. JOB OVERVIEW: The primary responsibility of the Economic Development Director will be to take a lead role in economic development within the community of Sherwood, AR. The EDD will promote the community of Sherwood to new business, new emerging industry, assist existing business with future growth plans and be involved in any and all activities to insure a positive impact on business, citizens and the community of Sherwood as a whole.

II. QUALIFICATIONS: Proven and successful experience in an economic development organization, or any combination of experience and training deemed as equivalent. Strong verbal and written communication skills and listening skills are required. Salary will be determined based on experience.

Contact: Marcia Cook, Sherwood Chamber of Commerce, 501-835-7600 or shwdchamber@att.net

Director of Business Development, RowanWORKS (Salisbury, NC)

RowanWORKS ( www.rowanworks.com ) is the lead economic development and business assistance resource for Rowan County and its ten municipalities.

Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated, dynamic, and diligent Director of Business Development to identify, develop and execute strategies designed to successfully attract new economic development and business projects.

Tactics that are largely employed include:

- Management of relationships with national location advisors and corporate real estate professionals.
- Direct marketing to companies, site selectors, real-estate professionals, industry press and other audiences, using multimedia, email, direct mail, and personal interaction.
- Development of customized campaigns, utilizing strategic research, recent economic development news, and customized value added messaging.
- Engage local businesses and targeted sector companies to identify connected opportunities and supply chain clusters.
- Management of third-party contracts to identify and qualify company leads.
- Development and execution of hosted events, designed to attract prospect interest.
- Participation in professional organizations focused on corporate real estate and core Charlotte-region industries.
- Warm- and cold-calling of targeted leads.
- CRM management of all contacts.

Daily activities will require the efficient management of multiple tasks including:

- Out-of-state travel
- Preparation for business development missions
- Relationship management
- Research and new lead identification.

Desired Skills & Experience

Candidate Must Have:

- 5 years business development and/or economic development experience.
- Business, marketing, or public policy bachelor’s degree preferred.
- Ability to work before and after hours to accommodate meeting and event hosting are essential to this position.


Performance based salary and benefit package will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Base Hiring Range - $75,000 to $105,000, DOQ.


Email resume and salary requirements to info@rowanworks.com for immediate consideration. Position is open until filled.

RowanWORKS is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Sr. Economic Development Specialist, City of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

Salary: $32.35 - $38.94
Closing Date for applications: 8/22/15 at 4:30 pm PST
Apply Link: agency.governmentjobs.com

The Sr. Economic Development Specialist plans, initiates, and manages redevelopment and economic development projects. Works directly with developers, real estate investors, existing and new businesses, etc to increase and diversify the tax and job base of the city.

May act as a lead worker, exercising functional or technical supervision, including scheduling and assigning tasks, providing guidance, ensuring work is completed according to proper procedure, monitoring work progress, and reviewing results.

Experience and Training Requirements

Four years experience in any of the following areas: economic development, business development, business management, regional economic analysis, marketing, land development, redevelopment, financial analysis, land planning, or a field related to the essential functions, including two years project management experience.

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in business, accounting, marketing, planning, real estate, economics, financial planning, or a field related to the essential functions.

May substitute combination of equivalent education and related experience. The city assesses 1.5 years of fulltime experience as equivalent to one year of education.

License or Certificate

Possession of an appropriate, valid driver's license on the date of application, and maintenance thereafter.

Possession and maintenance of one or more of the following certifications on the date of application is desirable:

- Certified Economic Developer (CED or CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council;
- Economic Development Finance Professional from the National Development Council;
- Certified Planner from the American Institute of Certified Planners;
- Development Finance Certified Professional from the Council of Development Finance Agencies; or
- Real Estate Development Certificate or the Real Estate Development Finance Certificate from the Urban Land Institute.

Director of Business Development, Port of Port Angeles (Port Angeles, WA)

The Port of Port Angeles is seeking qualified candidates for the Director of Business Development position. The Director is responsible for developing business strategies to promote job growth in Clallam County, creating a communications plan, marketing Port facilities & the community, working closely with the EDC & local, state and federal agencies on economic development, grant opportunities & regulations, negotiating complex commercial agreements & supporting workforce development. The complete job description, job requirements and application can be viewed online at www.portofpa.com or obtained by calling (360) 417-3454. Applications and resumes can be submitted via email to hollyh@portofpa.com. The first application screening is August 25, 2016.

President & CEO, Stark Development Board (Canton, OH)

The Stark Development Board, Inc. (SDB), located in Canton, Ohio, is seeking a dynamic President & Chief Executive. The SDB is a successful thirty-one year non-profit economic development orporation. The qualified candidate must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and have a minimum of 10 years of demonstrated success in business and/or economic development, with an emphasis on sales and marketing, business recruitment, financing, real estate development, retention and expansion. The CEO will provide guidance and management in long-term planning and executing the day-to-day operations to effectively achieve the organization’s strategic goals and objectives and the ability to raise funding for the organization. Interested candidates should e-mail Annette@starkcoohio or Fax: 330-453-1793 the following: Cover letter, resume, salary history, and reference list to include three professional references to be received no later than September 10, 2016. The Stark Development Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


August 8, 2016

Director of Economic Development & Tourism, City of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, VA)

The Director of the Fredericksburg Economic Development and Tourism leads a team of administrative, management and economic development and tourism professionals who provide quality business development and tourism services for the Fredericksburg community. The primary goal of the Department is to increase tax revenues to the City through business recruitment, expansion, retention and re-development. The Fredericksburg Visitor Center, operated under the department’s purview. The Director also serves as a lead official in communicating with the City Council and the Economic Development Authority. Requires a Bachelors’ degree (Masters preferred) in Business Administration, Public Administration, or other related field of study, with core courses in economic development. This education will be supplemented with six to nine years experience in economic development with financial/budgeting, media relations, government affairs/liaison and supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Tourism experience a plus. The salary for the position DOQ. Excellent City benefits. The position is open until filled, the City will first consider completed City Applications, cover letters and resumes received by Wednesday, August 31, 2016. For full job description and City application visit www.fredericksburgva.gov or contact HR Department at (540) 372-1028.

Economic Affairs Director, Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce (Kennewick, WA)

The 5th largest Chamber in the state of Washington is seeking an experienced high-energy individual to plan, organize and lead programs to support business. The ideal candidate is an energetic, creative, self-starter that is entrepreneurial minded and possesses strong business acumen.

Primary job functions are to identify, develop and manage programs to assist in the growth of diverse businesses; develop relationships and partner with like-minded organizations to grow existing businesses; elevate the awareness of the chamber as a key driver of economic development; exercise leadership in conducting fundraising activities; and work with committee members to develop and carry out programs.

A Bachelor’s degree in business, management, economics or closely related field, as well as five years of relevant work experience is required.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Full benefits, including medical, dental, vision and IRA are offered.

Please send cover letter and resume to Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, 7130 W. Grandridge Boulevard, Suite C, Kennewick, WA 99336 or lori.mattson@tricityregionalchamber.com.

Business Development Executive, Rhode Island Commerce Corporation (Providence, RI)

The Business Development Executive plays a key role in realizing the Commerce Corporation’s big picture goals for marketing Rhode Island’s unique value proposition to attract and retain businesses to the area. This position provides sales and technical support and assists with the marketing of the corporation’s and partners’ programs and services to in-state businesses and out-of-state leads.

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Deputy Director, Economic Development, Economic Development Administration, City of New Haven (New Haven, CT)

Highly responsible professional and administrative work as second in command for a major City development unit. Involves responsibility for implementation of the City’s business development program.


Graduation from four year college with major course work in public / business administration, economics, finance, or related field; and 5+ years experience in administration and policy development, including at least three years supervisory experience and the following knowledge, abilities, and skills as stated in the job description, including but not limited to: Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of designing and delivering an economic development program for an older City; Considerable knowledge of the factors influencing development decisions and of the principles and practices of real estate, business location and entrepreneurship.


Deadline: August 19, 2016. In order to be considered for this title, you must submit an Application during the posting period. Those persons meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service Exam at a later date.

For more info, call (203) 946-8252; or visit website www.cityofnewhaven.com. Applications & job descriptions available at the Dept. of Human Resources, 200 Orange Street, 1st floor, New Haven, CT 06510, Monday-Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Resumes may be mailed to above address, faxed to (203) 946-7166, or emailed to NHJOBS@newhavenct.gov in Word or RTF format. Include job title in subject line. Applications/Resumes must be received by the Department of Human Resources, No Later Than 5 P.M. on REMOVAL DATE.

Please note that our preferred method of communication with applicants is by email. In the application process, please provide us with a valid email address, and ensure that you monitor your email for correspondence from our department.

Director of Economic Development, County of Placer (Auburn, CA)

An outstanding career opportunity for Director of Economic Development is available with the County of Placer in Auburn, CA. For information, please visit our website at www.jobsatplacercounty.com. Filing deadline is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2016. EOE

Secretary of Commerce and President & CEO, Enterprise Florida Inc. (Orlando, FL)

Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is a partnership between Florida’s businesses and government leaders and is the principal economic development organization for the state of Florida. EFI facilitates job growth for Florida businesses through recruitment and retention, international trade and exporting, promotion of sporting events, and capital funding programs to assist small and minority businesses.

To ensure the successful fulfillment of the EFI mission and strategic objectives, the President and CEO will be responsible for representing Enterprise Florida and advancing its objectives and the strategies in a variety of forums including federal, state and local governments, partnering organizations, academic institutions and businesses.

The full job description can be found on our website: www.enterpriseflorida.com, scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on "careers".

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary history to hrdirector@eflorida.com