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October 16, 2017

Director of Economic Development, Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce (Paso Robles, CA)

The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the position of Director of Economic Development to lead the charge in their role as the Lead Agency for Economic Development in Paso Robles.

The Director of Economic Development will be responsible for the creation, implementation and ongoing execution of several key initiatives focused on a healthy, diverse economy. In addition they will represent the Chamber through involvement with multiple organizations and government agency meetings and events.

This position involves managing several diverse projects simultaneously which will promote a sustainable economic vitality for our community.

To view the full job description and apply, visit www.pasorobleschamber.com/jobs


Assistant Director of Economic Development, City of Sugar Land (Sugar Land, Texas)

Through dynamic, proactive and partnership-oriented leadership, the Assistant Director will be responsible for providing assistance and leadership in the fulfillment of the Office of Economic Development's comprehensive activities, strategic initiatives and administrative responsibilities including the supervision of staff and development of budgets. Leadership of primary industry recruitment through external marketing and the retention/expansion of existing businesses are major responsibilities.

Please visit our website at www.sugarlandtx.gov for complete position details, to view the recruitment brochure and to apply online. This position is open until filled and may close without notice.


Economic Development Director, Galveston County, Texas (Galveston County, Texas)

Galveston County, Texas, is seeking an Economic Development Director. Galveston County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation due to its tremendous infrastructure. The Economic Development Director’s primary responsibility will be prospect generation and serving as support for local city EDC activities. The following name brand companies have a presence in Galveston County: American National, Dow, Rolls Royce, Eastman, BMW, BP, Marathon, Valero, Praxair, Del Monte, Haliburton, University of Texas Medical Branch, etc. Learn more about Galveston County’s economic development here: www.developgalvestoncounty.com.

Compensation: $95,000-$110,000

Qualifications: CEcD preferred. Minimum 7-years’ experience.

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


Executive Director, Parkville Economic Development Council (Parkville, MO)

Closing date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Compensation: Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Parkville, MO Economic Development Council seeks a qualified Executive Director to lead, manage, direct and coordinate the EDC’s operations to promote business and job development in the City of Parkville. The City of Parkville, Missouri (population 6,514), is part of the Kansas City metropolitan planning area. A copy of the job description, job announcement, and employment application may be found at parkvilleedc.com.

 

October 9, 2017

Executive Director, Grand Junction Economic Partnership (Grand Junction, CO)

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership (GJEP) will conduct a national search for an experienced professional to provide leadership and vision in furthering the economic development strategies and initiatives for Mesa County, Colorado. The organization is charged with attraction of new jobs, encouraging expansion and increasing capital investment in the county with its private and municipal partners.

GJEP serves to enhance the economic growth in one of the most attractive areas of Colorado. As the economic development entity for Mesa County, GJEP is headquartered in Grand Junction, Colorado and provides ready access to world class mountain biking, hiking, skiing and many other outdoor activities. Grand Junction also provides easy access to Telluride, Aspen and Moab.

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS

A qualified candidate will have demonstrable leadership qualities and will have business development experience in the economic development context, or senior level leadership in government, business, non-profit or other related environments. Previous experience managing and supervising personnel is essential, as well as an ability to engage board members and community leaders to advance the goals of the organization. A bachelor’s degree is required. Advanced education is welcomed but not mandatory, and unique experience will be weighted comparably.

To view the full job description and to apply, visit www.gjep.org. Deadline is October 20, 2017.


President & CEO, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce (Davenport, IA/Moline, IL)

Quad Cities Chamber is nonprofit 1,800-member, 30 staff, $6MM chamber/economic development organization serving bi-state region of eastern Iowa and western Illinois with population of 400,000+. Includes Quad Cities First, public-private ED partnership. 30-member Chamber Board and 17-member Quad Cities First Board. Seek top executive from progressive and comparably-sized chamber and/or economic development organization; experience as “#2” or other senior-level executive. Bachelors required; CEcD, CCE or advanced degree desirable. Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience plus minimum 5 years direct management experience. Contact Waverly Partners: QuadCities@Waverly-Partners.com; Eric Peterson, 440.892.5961; Debbie Galbraith, 785.856.9273


Program Director, Newport County Chamber of Commerce (Middletown, RI)

The Economic Development Division of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Program Director for this regional initiative in RI. Civic and government leaders from the communities of Newport County have come together to establish the first public–private partnership focused on economic development in the State of RI that will be dedicated to growing the regional economy. For more information, please go to www.newportchamber.com.


Deputy Head, Investment Promotion, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (New York, NY)

(Salary starting at $5,834.00 to $9,792.00 per month)

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Head, Investment Promotion at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), New York.

Reporting to the Head, Investment Promotion, he/she will be responsible for identifying, attracting and supporting companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong by engaging in strategic planning and execution of investment promotion activities, visits to top level executives of leading companies and providing assistance to potential investors in the 31 eastern states under the purview of HKETO in New York.

Requirements
• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in international business, international economics, or international marketing. A higher degree would be an advantage.
• Minimum of 3 years of international sales and/or business development experience, preferably in foreign direct investment promotion or economic development.
• Excellent presentation and communication skills in English,
• Broad knowledge of the business environment of the eastern US and relevant working experience is important. Experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset.
• Eligible to take up employment in the US.

Terms of Appointment
Two-year contract on non-civil service contract term with the possibility of extension.

Benefits
10% end of contract gratuity to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the employment contract. Other benefits include medical coverage and annual leave.

How to apply

Interested applicants are invited to send a covering letter with full curriculum vitae, and copies of academic qualification certificates/transcripts and available references from previous employment to:

By post: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Attn: EOM, 115 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022

By email: jobs@hketony.gov.hk

Application closing date: 30 October 2017; 5:00 pm local time

Late applications will not be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.


Economic Development Manager, City of Fort Worth (Fort Worth, TX)

SALARY: $77,621 - $100,907 DOQ

The City of Fort Worth’s Economic Development Department is seeking an Economic Development Manager to serve as a general manager of the Business Expansion division. The position will provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Economic Development Director and the Assistant Director.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Economic Development, the Economic Development Manager assists in the planning, management, coordination and implementation of a variety of complex economic development activities, projects and programs; and performs related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:
• Minimum of five years of experience in economic development or related field required; ten years of experience preferred
• Minimum of two years of management experience required
• Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, Planning, Urban and Regional Studies, Economic Development, or related field or comparable education/experience/training; a Master’s Degree is preferred
• Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred

Please visit our website for a complete job description and to apply. Apply online at chm.tbe.taleo.net


Director, Department of Economic Development and Tourism (Stafford County, VA)

Stafford County (VA) Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Director. Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search for an executive to lead the economic development and tourism efforts that create jobs and investment prosperity throughout Stafford County. Reporting to the Deputy County Administrator, the Director is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development and Tourism Department. E-mail staffordva@jci-inc.net for a copy of the job profile. Deadline to apply November 3.


President/CEO, One Acadiana (Lafayette, LA)

One Acadiana (Lafayette, LA) – President/CEO. Jorgenson Consulting has been retained to conduct a national search to recruit an outstanding professional with the credentials and leadership to ensure 1A is the leading force in the improvement of the business environment, economic health, and development of Acadiana. 1A is a business-led organization that launched in 2015 out of the former Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce representing over 1,000 businesses throughout a nine-parish area in South Louisiana. 1A is home to Acadiana’s most engaged business leaders and a team of 20+ full-time professionals. A job opportunity profile can be requested by contacting OneAcadiana@jci-inc.net

 

October 2, 2017

Economic Development Director, City of Olympia (Olympia, WA)

This executive level Director position acts as the City of Olympia's economic development liaison, seeking ways to expand Olympia's tax base, enhance our revenue capacity in a manner consistent with the Comprehensive Plan and City goals and policies.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

Preferred educational experience includes a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in economics, marketing, business or public administration, or urban and regional planning. Preferred professional experience includes at least 4 years in commercial/industrial real estate or brokerage; economic development, urban and regional planning, policy development or related field. Certified Economic Developer designation from the IEDC.

SALARY: $93,564-$113,712.

For a full job description and benefits information, go to: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/olympiawa

Methods of contact: olympiawa.gov and kstahley@ci.olympia.wa.us


Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator, Lake County, Florida

Lake County is seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator. The County is home to approximately 300,000 people and is located approximately 35 minutes outside of Orlando. County residents pride themselves on being “Real Florida. Real Close” with over 1,000 pristine lakes and rivers, endless acres of preserves, pristine blueways, and many unique downtown districts.

The position of Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator implements the County's Economic Development and Tourism Program related to the expansion, recruitment and retention of targeted business and industry within assigned territory. The position is responsible for small business assistance and growth, providing assistance to the business community and county government in dealing with regulations affecting the relocation or expansion of business and industry in Lake County, and defining and promoting community redevelopment areas to stimulate economic activity.

This position has a strong emphasis on customer service. The salary range for this position is $48,089.60 - $79,268.80.

The minimum required qualifications for the position include a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Communication, Economic Development or closely related field with four (4) years of progressively responsible related experience, and a valid Florida Driver’s license. Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.

Applications are being accepted through the County's website www.lakecountyfl.gov and will be accepted until the position is filled. Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace/Veterans Preference Applies. Please call the Lake County Department of Human Resources at (352) 343-9596 with any questions.


Executive Director, New Horizons Foundation (Hobbs, NM)

New Horizons Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes, develops, and administers technological innovations for scientific, educational and economic development initiatives for Lea County, New Mexico.

We are looking for an Executive Director who can take innovative ideas from concept, through research development, and finally investment funding, to bring a product to the manufacturing stage, and eventually to market. This position requires the skills in being a “deal maker” with the experience, confidence, and strong leadership to collaborate across all aspects of business development and investment finance.

Apply online: bit.ly/2yCGNej

Email Dr. Kelvin Sharp, New Mexico Junior College for information: ksharp@nmjc.edu.


President, Augusta Economic Development Authority (Augusta, GA)

The Augusta Economic Development Authority has launched an executive search for a President to lead the community's economic development initiatives. The Chason Group is conducting the search.

Augusta, Georgia is home to cyber security training and infrastructure for significant public and private entities. Other recognizable companies with facilities in Augusta include EZ Go Textron, Solvay and Starbucks.

AEDA seeks a professional with a minimum of five years of executive experience in the economic and/or community development arena.

To apply for the position, send a cover letter and resume to tchason@thechasongroup.com or contact Tim Chason at 404.735.0540.


Director of Business Recruitment – Economic Development Department, Charleston County Economic Development (North Charleston, SC)

(Manager Level 3)

This position will report to the Charleston County Executive Director for Economic Development, and is responsible for producing business development results relative to company recruitment for Charleston County. Responsibilities include generating leads, prospect cultivation, project management, planning and executing marketing and tradeshow trips, and support for the Business Retention and Expansion Team. Position requires extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), project management, and customer relationship management software.

Support duties include conducting research, preparation of reports, maintain and update the CRM database for recruitment prospects. The Director of Business Recruitment is responsible for developing the tactical plan for lead generation and prospect management, assisting with the upkeep of the department’s website, assisting with event planning, developing a business development calendar for marketing trips, conferences, and trade shows, and maintaining a database of site selection consultants and cultivating those relationships. The Director of Business Recruitment will also assist the Executive Director with being the liaison to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the region’s marketing and recruitment organization.

Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to an area of Business Economics or Industrial Development and five (5) years or more of professional experience in economic development recruitment. Experience in economic development, site selection, and/or relevant disciplines may be substituted. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, and computer skills are essential. Valid S.C. driver’s license is also required.

Starting Salary Range: $65,934 - $89,675 (Estimated Annual Salary)

APPLY HERE: jobsweb.charlestoncounty.org/hronline/public/vacancylisting.aspx

843-958-4511


Vice President of Business Development, Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (Seattle, WA)

The Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is looking for a candidate for the Vice President of Business Development position. The ideal candidate is someone looking for an opportunity to advance their career in economic development and oversee the EDC’s business development team. The Vice President must support and foster strong working relationships with public, private and non-profit sector partners and be a forward-thinking, collaborative team leader.

For more information or to apply, visit: www.edc-seaking.org/opportunities or email info@edc-seaking.org.


Vice President of Economic Development (Las Vegas, NV)

The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA) is seeking new talent. The position of Vice President of Economic Development is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring the attraction of new LVGEA client companies, with a focus on lead generation, in the Southern Nevada region.

Required Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS, Master’s Degree Preferred)
- 3-5 years applicable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

- CEcD designation
- OUEDI graduate or IEDC coursework
- Knowledge of Southern Nevada’s business climate and available incentives

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Antoinette Monroe, LVGEA’s Director of Operations, at careers@lvgea.org.

For the full position description, visit www.lvgea.org/now-hiring-vice-president-economic-development/


President of Economic Development, Clay Florida Economic Development Corporation (Fleming Island, FL)

Clay EDC is seeking a President/Executive Director. Full job description available at bit.ly/2hxOygY. Visit our website at www.ChooseClay.com for more organizational information.

Submit resume, qualification packages, and/or questions to LPavlus@ChooseClay.com. Office number is 904.375.9394.

 

September 25, 2017

Vice President of Economic Development, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (New York, NY)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (“LISC”) is a national non-profit business that works with residents and partners to forge resilient and inclusive communities of opportunity across America - great places to live, work, visit, do business and raise families.

We:
• Help deliver innovative solutions to challenges and opportunities for people and communities across America;
• Invest in under-resourced places and people;
• Ensure successful implementation of community initiatives;
• Connect stakeholders and resources to the country’s most challenged neighborhoods; and
• Build resilient people and places through our public policy leadership.

Over the last 38 years, LISC and its affiliates have invested approximately $20 billion in businesses, affordable housing, health, educational mobility, community and recreational facilities, public safety, employment and other projects that help to revitalize and stabilize underinvested communities. These investments have leveraged more than $50 billion in development activity and helped families and communities raise their standards of living. LISC investments impact the lives of nearly 7 million Americans.

Headquartered in New York City, LISC’s reach spans the country from East coast to West coast in 31 markets with offices extending from Buffalo to San Francisco. Our rural programs make an impact in 44 states, and are supported by LISC’s talented and dedicated workforce.

The Vice President will be directly responsible for leadership and oversight of strategies and programs in the following areas: Economic Development; Family Income and Wealth Building; Creative Placemaking; and other areas as assigned.

Apply on company website Vice President of Economic Development


Executive Director of Economic Development, City of Hutto (Hutto, TX)

The Executive Director of Economic Development will report to the City Manager and be part of the City Manager’s executive team. This role will function both strategically and tactically to execute the development initiatives outlined by the City Manger and City Council’s goal to market Hutto as “Open for Business”. This role will create programs that serve our economic and business community for both recruiting and retention and strategic growth including real estate finance. The Director will need high level skills in negotiations, business compliance, understanding of zoning guidelines and processes, small business development and growth assistance programs.

Essential Duties:
• Create a Strategic Plan to drive broad recruitment and retention of all businesses, small & large, within Hutto
• Collaborate with cross functional executives to develop innovative incentive strategies for investment projects
• Create an Economic Development Marketing Plan to foster good public relations and promote tourism and convention traffic for the City
• Partner with the Development Services Department to identify growth opportunities within the ETJ and city limits.
• Have an advanced understanding of municipal Economic Development Tools as it relates to business growth.
• Partner with the CFO to establish incentives that attract businesses and benefit the City’s growth initiatives
• Strategically establish small business funding options that benefit both the businesses and the City
• Build and develop to a high performing Economic Development team of professionals

Requirements: Formal Education, Certification, License: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, four years of college, specialized in economic development and infrastructure or business management. The employee must be able to comprehend and communicate to the public complex operations of economic development and design. The employee will need to have solid knowledge of business and economic legal standards and statutes. CEcD or similar certification. Minimum 10 years experience at director level.

To apply for this role, please send your resume to Shawna Willis, Director or HR at Shawna.willis@huttoTX.gov.


Community and Economic Development Director, City of Rockford (Rockford, IL)

NATURE OF WORK

Serving the public with advanced professional and managerial work, directing the programs and activities of the Community and Economic Development Department, in accordance with federal and state laws and city policies.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES

Work involves responsibility for leading, planning, organizing, assigning, and managing the work of all Community and Economic Development programs and activities, to economically preserve, enhance and sustain the Rockford community. Work includes the enforcement of state statutes and city codes and ordinances relating to new construction, remodeling, property maintenance, code enforcement unsafe buildings and public safety in buildings overseeing the permitting and construction process; applying for and administering grants and funds, including Community Development Block Grants (CDBG); ensuring proper expenditures according to federal, state and city guidelines; and monitoring and evaluating housing rehabilitation programs, neighborhood improvement efforts, economic development loans and other community facilitated programs; and providing leadership in economic development. Represents the City on matters concerning the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and with economic and community development organizations and associations. Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, technical and clerical employees.

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in urban planning, business administration, public administration or related field, and four years of experience leading a community and economic development organization, including three years of supervisory experience. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of experience and training which ensures the ability to perform the work may be substituted for the required experience.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of a valid Illinois driver’s license.

AICP certification desired.

Employee must live within the corporate city limits of Rockford, Illinois

SALARY - $96,865.60

For a full job description and benefits information, go to www.rockfordil.gov

Methods of contact: www.rockfordil.gov and Shurice.Hunter@rockfordil.gov


Economic Development Director, Jefferson County Development Authority (Kearneysville, WV)

Seeking experienced economic development professional to formulate and implement strategies and programs for business attraction, retention and related programs. Bachelor's degree and minimum three years experience in economic development or closely related field. CEcD preferred. Must have excellent communication skills and proven ability to maintain effective working relationships with board, staff and business representatives.

Full position description at www.jcda.net.

Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Send resume and salary requirements to Jane Jones at janejones@jcda.net or mail to PO Box 237, Charles Town, WV 25414. Website: www.jcda.net or call 304-728-3255 for info. Applications accepted until October 4, 2017.


Executive Director, Clinton Regional Development Corporation (Clinton, IA)

The Executive Director is responsible for leading economic development efforts in the Clinton Region, including strategic planning, investor and public relations, staff management, financial management, marketing and existing industry programs, and networking with local, regional and state governments and business leaders.

Submit resumes to:

mail@clintondevelopment.com

Deadline for Submitting Resumes

October 5, 2017

www.clintondevelopment.com

EOE


Development Services Director, Village of Lisle, IL

Lisle, IL (23,440), is seeking candidates interested in serving as its next Development Services Director.

Qualified individuals will be expected to have:
• A minimum of seven years’ experience including in a supervisory position in a community of comparable complexity with knowledge of municipal planning, zoning and building code compliance.
• A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, engineering, public or business administration, public policy or related field.

Starting salary range is +/- $105,000, DOQ. Apply online with résumé, cover letter, and 5 professional references by November 3, 2017 Attn: Kathleen Rush, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240.

Click Here to Apply (www.govhrusa.com/current-positions/recruitment)


President, Jefferson Riverport International (Louisville, KY)

As the senior management official of Jefferson Riverport International (JRI), the President leads JRI industrial development activities and promotes Louisville Metro Government’s vision and mission for economic development and high-wage job growth. The President is appointed by the Mayor of Louisville and reports to the Board of Directors of JRI.

Essential Functions / Responsibilities:
• Works in collaboration with Louisville Forward (LF), Louisville Metro Government’s economic and community development agency, to oversee new industrial development activities within Louisville Metro/Jefferson County, including: identifying real estate for acquisition; leading real estate acquisition, entitlement and other site preparation; marketing real estate; and coordinating with LF leadership on the attraction of new advanced manufacturing and logistics companies to Louisville.
• Serves as promoter and principal contact for all company and real estate prospects and works closely with site selection consultants, commercial brokers, utilities officials, and government officials.
• Develops and maintains a working relationship with the existing building and property owners, all local and regional industry-related associations and business development leaders.
• Attends local, regional and national events to promote JRI and Louisville Metro.
• Attracts, recruits and retains high-performing members of the management team and provides mentoring to promote career development. The staff of JRI reports to the President.
• Actively markets the Federal Trade Zone to achieve more global opportunities in an effort to attract manufacturing and distribution centers to our region.

Position Prerequisites:

A minimum of a baccalaureate degree and at least ten (10) years of experience in economic development, commercial real estate development, or other business development experience. Candidates shall have excellent spoken and written verbal skills.

-Submit a complete resume, references, and a writing sample (e.g., publications, proposals, etc.): to charlene.bowman@louisvilleky.gov NO LATER THAN MONDAY, Oct. 16 at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Salary commensurate with experience. Standard benefit package offered.

 

RFPs/RFQs

RFP, JOCO First (Buffalo, WY)

Approximately three years ago, representatives of the leadership of the cities of Buffalo, Gillette, and Sheridan, Wyoming began meeting to discuss ways in which the three communities could work cooperatively to market the northeast Wyoming region as location for business investment. This desire for collaboration arose from the realization that combining resources would not make marketing expenditures be more efficient.

The NEW Growth Alliance is looking for qualified professional consultants to assist this accomplished group to their next levels of success in business attraction.

The purpose of this RFP is to solicit proposals to prepare work products related to goals and objectives outlined herein and proposals should include support for professional services for at least a full calendar year from notice to proceed.

Submission:

Four hard copies and one electronic pdf format of the proposals and experience must be submitted to KBJ Economic Development for consideration. All proposals must be received by 5:00PM on October 16, 2017. Send proposals to:

Dave Simonsen, CEO
KBJ Economic Development
63 N. Burrritt Ave.
Buffalo, WY 82834
Ph# 307-620-1260
Dave@jocofirst.com


RFP, Boutique Hotel Developer (Hillsdale, MI)

City of Hillsdale Seeks Boutique Hotel Developer

Hillsdale, MI- The City of Hillsdale is seeking Qualification Statements from qualified developers for the redevelopment of the Keefer House, located at 100-104 N. Howell Street in downtown Hillsdale, into a high-end, boutique hotel. The building was acquired with the intention of restoring this former hotel back to its glory. In order to help facilitate the redevelopment process, the City commissioned a feasibility study to help prove there is a market for a hotel in this college town and county seat. Interested parties can view the RFQ at www.cityofhillsdale.org.

Deadline: October 23, 2017-noon