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March 27, 2017

Director of Development and Investment, Portland Development Commission (Portland, OR)

Created by Portland voters in 1958, the Portland Development Commission (PDC) is Portland’s urban renewal and economic development agency. PDC is headed by an executive director, who reports to a five-member Board of Commissioners, appointed by the mayor and approved by Portland City Council. In 2009, City Council created the Portland Housing Bureau and charged the new bureau with increasing the supply of affordable housing—including using the Tax Increment Finance (TIF) affordable housing set aside.

Please visit fsclient.loop.jobs to view the complete job posting. Applicants may send their resume to pdcdod@kornferry.com.

Economic Development Manager, City of Hillsboro, Oregon (Hillsboro, OR)

The City of Hillsboro, Oregon’s Economic Development Department has an opening for a Senior Manager for Business Development.

Hillsboro, as a center for high technology and advanced manufacturing, is a major contributor to the economy of the Portland region and the State of Oregon.

This key position will lead the Department’s team for business development strategy and implementation. Focused activities include retention and expansion, national and international recruitment, scale-up and entrepreneurial activity and workforce training and development.

The ideal candidate will have experience in business and industry strategy development, marketing and sales, relationship building and program and personnel management.

For more information and to apply please visit www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/jobs
For questions please contact Katie Jensen at Katie.jensen@hillsboro-oregon.gov

Business Recruitment Manager, County of Stafford Economic Development Dept. (Stafford County, VA)

Performs highly responsible, professional and administrative duties related to the department's business recruitment programs and policy. Implements marketing strategies, conducts financial and budget analysis while supporting development of the department's policy related to economic development activity; does related work as required.

Planning, implementing, managing programs that promote the County as a premier business location; coordinating Stafford County's economic development recruitment initiatives; supporting and assisting in the promotion of Stafford County's broader economic development goals to include preparing financial analysis, budgets and maintaining files and records.


President & CEO, Gibson County Economic Development Corporation (Princeton, IN)

The Gibson County Economic Development Corporation seeks its next President and CEO to provide leadership and development for an Indiana Stellar Community.

This position is accountable for development of new business and talent opportunities in Gibson County along with the retention, support and maintenance of existing industry sectors. In addition, the position is responsible for developing strategies to create a sense of place so as to retain and attract residents. Gibson County is located north of Evansville, Indiana’s third largest city and borders Southeast Illinois.

A vital part of Indiana’s Great Southwest, a four-county region lead by the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana, Gibson County works in partnership with the Coalition and other regional organizations to achieve pre-determined goals and objectives in attracting business and talent. Gibson County’s primary sectors are agriculture and automotive as it is home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, which employs 5,000 workers. The community is also home to a variety of automotive suppliers and diverse manufacturing businesses.

Candidate should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business management, marketing or a related field with a minimum of five years related experience, as well as working with local, state and federal officials. A Certified Economic Developer accreditation is a plus.

Please send cover letter with resume by email to info@gibsoncountyedc.org or by mail to: Gibson County Economic Development Corporation, 127 N. Hart Street, Princeton, IN 47670 by April 17, 2017.

President/Executive Director, Cumberland Economic Development Corporation (Cumberland, Maryland)

The CEDC is a private, non-profit EDO focused on economic growth in the City of Cumberland, MD as well as the surrounding region. The Executive Director works under the supervision of a 7 member board of directors and is responsible for supervising staff and ensuring progress is achieved toward CEDC goals

$70,000 – $95,000 salary range based on experience, plus project based incentives

Please email a cover letter, resume’, and references to Jonathan Hutcherson, CEDC Chairman, at apply@choosecumberland.org. Initial responses will be evaluated by April 21, 2017.

For a full job description please visit www.choosecumberland.org/position


March 20, 2017

Manager of Business Development, City of Portsmouth - Economic Development Department (Portsmouth, VA)

The City of Portsmouth “Official Coast Guard City” is one of the primary cities that comprise the Tidewater/Hampton Roads metropolitan area. The City of Portsmouth has miles of waterfront land on the Elizabeth River as part of the harbor of Hampton Roads. The city is currently seeking to fill the Manager of Business Development position.

The Manager of Business Development is responsible for performing increasingly responsible work to attract and retain business and business activity. Responsibilities involve research and assessing market trends, developing marketing materials, and business recruitment that will involve interacting with city departments and businesses to meet needs pertaining to the creation, maintenance and enhancement of business to create growth, success and wealth for the City of Portsmouth.

Education & Experience Requirements: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Economics, Urban Studies, Public Administration or a related field & 3 to 5 years of experience in Economic Development to include strong communication and computer skills.

Salary Range: $53,724 - $107,548

To apply or learn more about this position, please visit: va-portsmouth.civicplushrms.com or to learn about the City of Portsmouth, please visit our home page at: www.portsmouthva.gov

The City of Portsmouth is an EEO employer

Economic Development Coordinator, City of Keller (Keller, TX)

Under general direction of the Director of Public Services/Economic Development, the incumbent will work independently, and will assist in coordinating, managing, and promoting City economic development initiatives and programs; provides grant information and assistance to businesses; develops advertisements and performs related marketing functions; assist in the preparation of economic development reports and maintains assigned databases. Position is highly visible involving constant contact with the general public, city employees, civic groups, and local businesses. Contact may deal with sensitive and confidential issues and occasionally involve conflict, requiring considerable judgment and tact. EOE

Salary: 1,890.54 bi-weekly, plus benefits

Executive Director, Blackford County Economic Development Corporation (Hartford City, IN)

BCEDC, Blackford County’s countywide economic development organization, is seeking a new Executive Director. S/he will serve as the principal industrial/business promoter for the community. S/he will have the primary responsibility for business retention/expansion and business attraction. Will also support and/or lead community development and workforce development efforts. S/he will coordinate all official duties with local/state governments and existing partner organizations. Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced study or CEcD a plus. Reports to Board of Directors. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. Submit cover letter, resume, three references, and salary history to jacob@BlackfordIndiana.com. Email questions or call 765-348-4944. Deadline March 31, 2017.

Economic Development Manager, Town of Warrenton (Warrenton, VA)

The Town of Warrenton is accepting applications for a full-time Economic Development Manager. Please click www.warrentonva.gov, which includes job description, contact information and instructions on how to apply. Hiring range is $84,000 - $90,000; excellent benefits. Application deadline is April 15, 2017.

President, Mifflin County Industrial Development Corporation (Lewistown, PA)

The MCIDC is a private, non-profit economic development corporation located in Central Pennsylvania. The mission of the Corporation is to promote growth of employment and income in Mifflin County. The Corporation has a staff of five and an annual budget of $1.2 million. It owns and operates industrial facilities totaling 800,000 s.f. that house 28 businesses and an industrial park with greenfield sites with rail availability for new businesses.

The President and staff manage its industrial properties, promote business recruitment and expansion, and secure funding for private and public projects. The ideal candidate will be innovative in business recruitment and retention, experienced in real estate management and lease negotiations, possess marketing experience, and experienced with State and Federal economic development programs. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required. County residency must be established within a time to be determined and maintained throughout employment.

Compensation depending on qualifications and experience; excellent benefit package. Resumes with cover letter and salary history can be mailed to arrive before March 30, 2017 to William Lake (Chair), c/o Penny Hetrick, MCIDC, 6395 SR 103 N., Bldg. 60, Lewistown PA, 17044 or email to PHETRICK@MCIDC.ORG. MCIDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Economic Development Manager, City of Anaheim, California (Anaheim, CA)

This is an extraordinary opportunity to help lead the economic development efforts for one of the nation’s most dynamic cities. The Economic Development Manager, under the direction of the Community & Economic Development Director, will identify priorities to assist in determining the path for the City’s future. Requires a Bachelor’s degree and 8-years increasingly responsible experience, including 2-years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Salary $104,675–$143,928. Apply by 4/10/2017 to apply@ralphandersen.com. Submittals should include a cover letter, resume, 5 work-related references, and salary history. Confidential inquiries to 916-630-4900. Brochure available at www.ralphandersen.com.


March 13, 2017

Vice President of Business Development, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) (Salt Lake City, UT)

Founded in 1987, Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) serves as a catalyst for quality job growth and increased capital investment by assisting in-state companies to grow and recruiting out-of-state companies to expand and relocate. As Forbes "Best State for Business" in six of the past seven years, Utah is a tremendous state in which to live, work and play.

The Vice President of Business Development is responsible for all aspects of the EDCUtah's corporate recruitment, expansion and retention work. They also play a key role in the creation of the organization’s annual Program of Work and help manage the economic development operation in conjunction with the VP of Research & Marketing. The VP of Business Development directs the implementation of all recruiting client contact including initial outreach, timely responses, site visits, research requests and incentive discussions.

Five to ten years of successful Business Development, Project Management or Sales Team management and an ability to motivate, mentor and manage a diverse team of individuals is required. A track record of successful projects led by national site selectors, and a history of developing and nurturing site selector relationships is preferred.

Salary for this position is offered at $90,000-$120,000.

More information on this position can be found at edcutah.org. For additional questions, please direct your inquiry to Mike Flynn at mflynn@edcutah.org.

Executive Director of Economic Development & Planning, Pascua Yaqui Tribe (Tucson, AZ)

Come work in Tucson, Arizona, located in the Sonoran Desert, where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the desert and live in a climate of 360 sunny days a year.

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe is seeking an Executive Director of Economic Development & Planning to research, develop and analyze economic programs and projects. This position will oversee the Tribe’s Economic Development Services, Grants and Contracts Support Services, Community and Land Planning Divisions and the Tribal Workforce and Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO).

The Tribe rewards hard work by providing 22 days of Paid Time Off which increases with years of service, 14 paid Holidays, a comprehensive healthcare benefit package that surpasses or rivals the biggest organizations in Tucson and an onsite Wellness Center. Additionally, the Tribe offers a 401K Plan with generous match in which you’re immediately vested.

For more information and instructions on how to apply please visit our web site at www.pascuayaqui-nsn.gov or contact Cecilia Damron at (520) 883-5040.

President & CEO, Erie Innovation District (Erie, PA)

The Erie Innovation District is a joint-venture between leading private sector, university, and grant making institutions in Erie, Pennsylvania. The District, led by an initial $4M grant from Mercyhurst University, will be focused on cyber-security and safety. Private sector investments planned for downtown are estimated at $500M in the next 5 years.

The District seeks a proven leader to serve as founding President & CEO. The CEO will work with the region’s largest employers to facilitate tech transfer and business start-up activities related to cyber-security and safety. The CEO will work closely with a new, private-sector led, nonprofit focused on downtown development to leverage a $20M investment fund to create amenities attractive to millennial workers.

“Opportunity Profile” can be found at: www.mercyhurst.edu
Apply to: EconDev@dhrinternational.com
Reference ERIE President & CEO

President & CEO, Grand Rapids WhiteWater (Grand Rapids, MI)

Grand Rapids WhiteWater (GRWW), a newly created nonprofit, is dedicated to revitalizing and putting the namesake rapids back in the Grand River for everyone’s enjoyment. GRWW is seeking a President & CEO to be a steward of the “river vision,” a catalyst for design and project initiatives, a skillful manager, and a collaborative leader to oversee an active, complex organization as well as manage consultants, budgets, and advocacy efforts. The CEO will work with diverse stakeholders to implement and execute the Grand River Revitalization Project on time and on budget. Upon completion of the Project, the CEO will transition GRWW to a model focused on river front property development, environmental management, access, maintenance, and dynamic programming.

Opportunity Profile can be found at: grandrapidswhitewater.org
Apply to: EconDev@dhrinternational.com
Reference: GRWW President & CEO

Executive Director, Delta Council Economic and Community Development Division, Delta Council (Stoneville, MS)

The Delta Council represents an 18-county region in Northwest Mississippi. Our region’s rough boundaries are Vicksburg to the South, Memphis to the North, Interstate 55 to the East, and the Mississippi River to the West. We are blessed with direct access to the Mississippi River, CN Mainline Rail, and Interstate 55. We are looking for an energetic, respected professional to grow our economy and recruit manufacturing companies to our area via external prospecting trips.

Compensation: See link

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is desired. Minimum 8-years’ experience as an economic developer.

Job Profile at www.thenextmovegroup.com/delta or call 504-648-7716.


March 6, 2017

Director of Economic Development, Queen Anne’s County, Maryland (Centreville, MD)

$90,000- $115,000

Queen Anne's County, the “Gateway to the Eastern Shore,” is one of the most scenic areas of Maryland with its amazing waterfront areas and hundreds of acres of farmland. County residents enjoy a tranquil Eastern Shore lifestyle close to the Chesapeake Bay with easy access to nearby metropolitan areas such as Annapolis, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Queen Anne’s County is looking for a dynamic and energetic Director of Economic Development to supervise and manage the strategic work objectives that promote business retention as well as expand business and industry relocation to the County. This position requires considerable experience in economic and community development including administrative/supervisory responsibilities with a Bachelor's degree in a related field. Certified Economic Developer credentials preferred. For an opportunity to LIVE, WORK and PLAY in Queen Anne’s County, visit our website at www.qac.org to apply online for this exciting position. A full job description can be obtained by contacting:

Queen Anne’s County
Department of Human Resources
107 North Liberty Street
Centreville MD 21617
Deadline: Open until filled

Executive Director, The Providence Foundation (Providence, RI)

We are currently seeking an Executive Director to lead and further unify the work of the following three entities which collaborate in their vision to make Providence, Rhode Island, particularly the downtown district, the premier mid-sized city in the country:
• The Providence Foundation, a private sector, 40 year old 501(c)(3) organization that is supported by 140 leading companies and institutions.
• The Providence Downtown Providence Improvement District, a 12 year old public benefit district.
• The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy, an 8 year old downtown parks advocacy group.

With a combined operational budget of almost $2,500,000, The Providence Foundation, the Providence Downtown Improvement District and the Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy work closely together to advocate on behalf of downtown Providence and undertake actions that enhance downtown’s business and investment environment, quality of life and people’s enjoyment of public space. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual to build on the successes of the three organizations and fulfill the ambitious program that has been established by the leaders of the organizations to develop a high performing urban district.

For more information, potential candidates can view the complete listing at downtownprovidence.com.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic leader who is truly committed to making a positive contribution to the community. Our Compensation and Benefit package are competitive for the field and will be commensurate with experience, qualifications and record of achievement.

Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in this position, resume, three references and salary requirements by March 24, 2017 to:
Cynthia Butler, SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Butler & Associates Human Resources Consulting

For more information visit: www.provfoundation.com, downtownprovidence.com, and provparksconservancy.org. Download and print a copy of the posting here.

Vice President of Business Development, Virginia’s Gateway Region (Colonial Heights, VA)

The Vice President of Business Development (VP) of Virginia’s Gateway Region Economic Development Organization (VGR) will support the CEO in day-to-day operations of the 5-county, 3-city regional partnership in the southern Richmond metropolitan area. The Vice President will play an active role in attracting new capital investment and job opportunities to the regional market. The ideal candidate has proven experience working with domestic and international clients, as well as the capability to communicate effectively as a regional ambassador to private and public sector stakeholders.

For more information visit: bit.ly/VGRVPJobPosting

If interested, please respond directly by sending a resume, and cover letter to rchapline@gatewayregion.com.

Marketing and Economic Development Specialist, City of Fort Morgan (Fort Morgan, CO)

Under the supervision of the Director of Community Services, the position assists in developing and implementing the Economic Development Strategic Plan. Three years of experience in the public sector with increasing management or supervisory duties preferred. Looking for a candidate with experience in creating targeted marketing content and/or managing a marketing campaign for business attraction. Looking for a candidate with experience with analytics consultants for attraction of retail, commercial, and/or industrial establishments.

See the job posting and additional job details at: co-fortmorgan.civicplushrms.com

Contact: Michael Boyer at 970-542-3974.

VP of Business Development, Greater Sacramento Economic Council (Sacramento, CA)

Become an integral part of the economic future of the Capital Region of California. Greater Sacramento Economic Council is an exciting start-up company with tremendous influence and momentum and is looking for a VP of Business Development with an interest in international business to join our team. The organization spearheads community-led direction to retain, attract, grow, and create new businesses, develop advanced industries. The organization represents a collaboration between local and state governments, market leaders, influencers, and stakeholders, with the sole mission of driving economic growth. To apply please send your resume to sbird@selectsacramento.com. Visit www.selectsacramento.com for more information.

Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (Fort Wayne, IN)

Who We Are

An exciting work environment where you can make a difference in the economic future of Northeast Indiana as part of a team that strives for excellence and results. Bringing people together to confront big challenges and unite around positive change is what we do.

Who We Are Looking For

We have an opening for a Vice President of Marketing & Strategic Communications. Reporting to the president/CEO, and serving as an integral member of the Leadership Team, the VP will be responsible for the development of the Regional Partnership’s marketing and communication strategy and will contribute to the organizational strategic planning process.

Key Responsibilities
• Develop and implement key messages and a strategic communications plan to advance the Partnership’s brand identity and increase the visibility of its programs
• Refine the public relations strategy to cultivate meaningful relationships with internal stakeholders and targeted external audiences
• Oversee development of all Partnership print communications and electronic communications; manage relationships with associated vendors
• Serve as a spokesperson and lead point person on media interactions
• Actively engage press relationships to ensure coverage of the Partnership
• Mentor and develop staff using a supportive and collaborative approach
• Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals, and administer salary adjustments

• Bachelors’ degree or Masters’ degree in relevant field
• 10 years’ experience in marketing/communications or related role; management experience desired
• Demonstrated mastery of communications to create a differentiated brand
• Proven ability to create and utilize strong media and key influencer relationships to drive results;
• Experience presenting to executive leaders,
• Solid business acumen, including an understanding of key financial metrics
• Demonstrated excellence in execution - highly collaborative with cross-functional team members

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Vanessa Hurtig at vanessa@neindiana.com or contact at 260.469.3475 by March 10, 2017.

Economic Development Manager, City of Carrollton (Carrollton, TX)

Reporting to the Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Manager is responsible for business retention/expansion and business recruitment activities. Applicant must have solid credentials and a significant amount of experience in structuring “win/win” economic development agreements.

• Bachelor with a major in Business, Urban Planning, Economics, Public Administration, or Civil Engineering
• 5 years of direct business development and redevelopment experience within a municipal economic development organization in Texas

APPLY AT: www.cityofcarrollton.com/jobs

CONTACT: Workforce Services, 9724663094