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February 24, 2020


Economic Development Specialist, Mecklenburg County Government (Charlotte, NC)

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for leading Mecklenburg County’s efforts in business and investment attraction including responding to site selection requests for proposals, identifying and implementing effective business attraction marketing efforts, and building and maintaining strong partnerships with state and regional economic development agencies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Three years of progressive responsibility in economic development functions or five years progressive responsibility in a related field.

Education: Bachelor’s degree with major course work in a field related to Real Estate, Finance, or Public Administration or in a field related to the job.

Equivalent Experience for Education Accepted? Yes

Contact Tyesha Hutton HR Consultant for Additional information at 980-314-2718 or via email tyesha.hutton@mecklenburgcountync.gov


Economic Developer, Lafourche Parish (Lafourche Parish, LA)

Exciting leadership opportunity in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana. Lafourche Parish, located in Southeast Louisiana, has a population of 98,000+ and is only one hour southwest of New Orleans. The parish seeks a leader who is results oriented, self-motivated, and an excellent communicator. The position is responsible for all facets of economic development within the parish.

Minimum 5 years’ economic development experience or Bachelor’s in economic development, marketing, related field. Starting salary: $90,000-$100,000 plus Parish benefits. Apply online by March 13th, 2020 lafourche@thenextmovegroup.com. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716

Click HERE for full job description and application!


Director, Business Investment, GREATER MSP PARTNERSHIP (St. Paul, MN)

GREATER MSP is a cross-sector partnership (501c3 nonprofit) of 200+ of the region’s leading businesses, cities, universities, counties, and community organizations providing leadership to grow the economy of the 15-county Minneapolis-Saint Paul region and create inclusive economic opportunity for all residents.

The Director will serve in a highly dynamic, growing ED program for GREATER MSP business attraction, expansion and retention strategies. Working closely with the SVP of Business Investment in addition to internal/external stakeholders, and other partner organizations, the Director executes, manages, and serves as primary point of contact for all business and investment attraction activities related to prospecting, lead generation and follow up. This is a vital role from prospecting to project completion, including preparing of proposals. Must maintain internal databases for detailed tracking and reporting of outcomes.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

» Manage and direct the development of leads, proposals and site visits locally and globally.
» Work with the SVP, Business Investment & Research to develop a strategic plan for the Business Investment department to tell the Regional story locally and globally in order to continue to attract and retain companies in the Region.
» Build local partnerships to provide appropriate and timely attraction, expansion and retention best practices information.
» Support the business investment and job creation goals of the GREATER MSP partnership by identifying and assisting companies expanding in and into the region.
» Promote and market the region through trade shows, conferences, and market visits.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration, real estate, marketing, communications or related field. Currently possess or interest in pursuing a CEcD.

Knowledge: Familiarity with economic and community development issues, site selection, real estate and project management.

Experience:5 years of ED experience. Prefer sales, marketing or real estate experience.

Apply online at: jobapply.page.link/nzfd

Or visit www.greatermsp.org/about-gmsp/careers


Vice President of Investor Relations, Will County Center for Economic Development (Joliet, IL)

The Will County Center for Economic Development (CED) is seeking applications for the position of Vice President of Investor Relations.

The CED is a private, nonprofit economic development corporation based in Joliet, IL providing a wide range of economic development services for the retention, expansion and recruitment of businesses to Will County, Illinois, which is part of the Chicago Metropolitan Area.

Job Description

The Vice President of Investor Relations leads the Investor Relations program and is responsible for raising private and public sector money to fund the CED’s program of work. The Vice President will work to identify, attract and retain private corporations and local units of government as Investors in the CED.

Qualifications

» Four-year college degree
» A minimum of five years progressive experience in economic or community development, sales and /or marketing. Fundraising experience in the public, non-profit and/or private sector preferred.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience

Please send a cover letter and resume by COB March 10, 2020 to:

John Greuling
President & CEO Will County CED
john.greuling@willcountyced.com
Or call for more information: 815/774-6060


Director of Business Development, AdvanceCT (Rocky Hill, CT)

AdvanceCT (formerly CERC), an independent nonprofit with a mission to grow Connecticut’s economy, seeks business development professionals to develop a pipeline of new business and investment in the state. We seek experienced professionals to lead business development across five priority sectors. Ideal candidates will have the ability to recruit companies, relevant industry /sector and supply chain knowledge, and a bachelor’s degree plus three to five years of relevant experience. Must hold a valid passport and be willing to travel. Full position descriptions at www.advancect.org/about/job-opportunities/

Reply in confidence with a cover letter and resume to jennifer@jenpmconsulting.com

 

February 17, 2020


Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

As the City of Atlanta’s economic development agency, the Atlanta Development Authority d/b/a “Invest Atlanta’s” purpose is to strengthen Atlanta’s economy and global competitiveness to create increase opportunity and prosperity for all Atlantans. Economic prosperity and competitiveness in Atlanta start with equity—equitable access to opportunity and pathways to wealth creation. It is more than a goal, it is a guiding principle that drives the organization. Consequently, the Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer position is a leadership role, reporting directly to the Invest Atlanta President & Chief Executive Officer. This position leads Invest Atlanta’s commitment and strategy to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive agency that promotes economic mobility principles. As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer partners with other senior leaders to develop and prioritize IA’s strategies around diversity, inclusion and economic mobility.

The Chief Equity & Inclusion Officer champions IA’s programs and benefits through an economic mobility lens to ensure that all Atlantans are positioned to benefit from economic investments in the City, regardless of zip code. This position implements the overarching vision of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Invest Atlanta—both at the external programmatic and internal administrative levels —that works to eliminate systemic organizational marginalization and promotes inclusion and economic mobility practices that will be evidenced through our structures, programs and leadership. This position requires an inspiring, collaborative, courageous, innovative, and visionary leader with outstanding people and management skills.

Resumes should be submitted to jobs@investatlanta.com.

Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to minorities, females, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Real Estate and Location Specialist, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Madison, WI)

The Real Estate & Location Specialist serves as the organization’s point person for site-selection and commercial real estate related requests. This includes the oversight and management of the Wisconsin’s Certified Sites Program, LocateInWisconsin.com property database, managing the intake and response development for Requests for Proposals/Information that come from corporate real estate executives or decision makers seeking to invest or expand in Wisconsin, and providing internal support, expertise and coordination for Business & Investment Attraction projects. Working closely with the Business & Investment Attraction Director, the RELS will serve as the back-up lead contact for site selectors, consultants and commercial real estate professionals seeking information about Wisconsin, and he/she is a key member of a project team, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.

Education and Experience:

» Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Information Systems, Economic Geography, Geography, Cartography, Sociology, Community Development, Urban or Regional Planning, Real Estate, Urban Design, Economics, Business Administration, Public Policy or related field; Master’s degree preferred.

» Minimum of two years of experience in economic development, community development, economics, commercial real estate, urban or regional planning, or related field.

Contact:
Jasen Funk
jasen.funk@wedc.org or 608.210.6804

In order to be considered for this position, all applicants must apply through the following link on our site: secure.yourpayrollhr.com


Economic Development Director, City of Whitewater (Whitewater, WI)

This new position will provide coordinated, meaningful services and programs to residents, businesses, development prospects and other City departments that directly maintain and grow Whitewater's quality of life. You will work with various commissions and community organizations to promote common development goals and objectives in and for the City. For full job description, application instructions and more information about this exciting opportunity, please go to: agency.governmentjobs.com or contact Judy Atkinson, Human Resources Coordinator: jatkinson@whitewater-wi.gov


Vice President Business Attraction, AllianceSTL (St. Louis, MO)

AllianceSTL (MO) Vice President Business Attraction - AllianceSTL was launched in March 2019 to stimulate sustained regional growth by aggressively pursuing and attracting competitive business investments and jobs to St. Louis. The Vice President of Business Attraction will develop and lead successful new business attraction projects for Greater St. Louis by understanding the client’s true needs and relentlessly pursuing a creative solution. These outcomes will be delivered through the consistent creation of incredible customer experience and a truly collaborative process with regional economic development partners. To apply, nominate or request information email AllianceSTL@jci-inc.net


Economic Development Coordinator, Hoosier Energy (Bloomington, IN)

Oversees development and implementation of industrial and large commercial recruitment and site development programs, as well as programs to encourage the retention and expansion of existing industry, in close cooperation with Hoosier Energy’s Member REMCs/RECs for the purposes of diversifying customer base and load profile, enhancing community economic development and reducing wholesale power costs. Supports the Hoosier Energy electric system marketing program and initiatives.

Education:

» Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Economics, Engineering or related area

Experience:

» 5 years' minimum of progressive economic development experience in community and industrial relations, communications and/or marketing

Skills and Abilities:

» Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team
» Demonstrated level of professionalism, positive attitude and ability to motivate others
» Strong problem solving and decision making skills to identify, anticipate and resolve problems at hand
» Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
» Strong customer orientation
» Ability to effectively negotiate terms, agreements and understandings with others
» Demonstrated project management skills
» Public presentation skills
» Must have valid driver's license
» Ability to obtain Passport upon hire

Hoosier Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

Please apply online at: recruiting2.ultipro.com

Applicants may visit www.hoosierenergy.com and click on careers to apply.


Economic Development Specialist, City of Bozeman (Bozeman, Montana)

$21.56-$25.37/hour

Provides professional level management support to the Director of Economic Development, and/or their designee, through economic development, redevelopment, parking, neighborhoods and community engagement activities related to the planning, marketing and research work necessary for implementing the City's Strategic Plan, Economic Development Strategy, Downtown Strategic Parking Management Plan, urban renewal plans, and other relevant or overlapping plans. Qualifications include Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, social sciences, or other related degree; and At least two years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development, business, marketing, banking, finance or community and economic development, or other closely related field.

Complete a City of Bozeman application online at www.bozeman.net/jobs

 

February 10, 2020


Executive Director, Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce (Sun Prairie, WI)

Play a leading role in the evolution of the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, be engaged in the ongoing economic development and business advocacy efforts for the Sun Prairie area business community. The ideal candidate will serve as a brand champion for the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce, each of its member businesses and the Sun Prairie community as a whole. The candidate will occasionally participate in governmental meetings where there are discussions about matters that impact area businesses. Salary range $60,000-$75,000. Click HERE for full job description and qualifications!

(1) Through Indeed.com (HERE)

(2) Email: spchamberbod@tds.net


Program Manager, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)

The Invest Atlanta Program Manager is responsible for creation, management and implementation of neighborhood programs, Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (“CNI”), and community development. The Program Manager will also be responsible for identifying and sustaining strategic partnerships, managing consultants/vendor relationships, community engagement and seeking out investment and funding opportunities that will enhance the economic prosperity of the residents and communities in the city. In addition, as programs and initiatives may be developed under new designations, the Program Manager is expected to actively participate, manage, and lead necessary activities, as applicable.

The Program Manager will serve as primary communications liaison and means of delivery for Invest Atlanta resources to residents and communities. The Program Manager will focus on creating a sense of place for the City’s residents and communities by identifying and addressing needs, assets and priority investment in accordance with adopted city’s redevelopment plans and strategies. Program Manager activities may include, but are not limited to, the development of viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide quality housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons and community engagement. The primary means towards this end is the development of partnerships among all levels of government and the private sector, including for-profit and non-profit organizations. Invest Atlanta’s growth, progress and vision offers an outstanding opportunity for a project manager who wants to create a positive and lasting change in the community.

The Program Manager will also be responsible for identifying and sustaining strategic partnerships, managing consultants/vendor relationships and seeking out investment and funding opportunities that will enhance the economic prosperity of the residents and communities.

Resumes should be submitted to jobs@investatlanta.com.

Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to minorities, females, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Economic Development Director, Town of Fuquay-Varina (Fuquay-Varina, NC)

The Economic Development Director is responsible for managing the Town’s Economic Development and Downtown Development Departments. This position will manage and implement the day-to-day activities related to economic development and redevelopment opportunities. The Economic Development Director serves as the main point of contact and leader of the Town’s economic development activities and will further the economic interests of the community under the direction of Town Management as established by the Town Board of Commissioners. To learn more about this opportunity, please click here: nc-fuquayvarina.civicplushrms.com


Director of Shared Services, Cyber Security & Innovation, Tulsa Regional Chamber - Economic Development Division (Tulsa, OK)

Responsible for managing business attraction and business retention and expansion (BRE) projects in the shared services and cyber security industries as well as serving as the primary liaison to the region’s innovation partners, including 36 Degrees North, the Tulsa Innovation Labs, and i2E among others. This includes activities such as coordinating business retention visits; responding to Requests for Information/Proposals (RFIs/RFPs); coordinating prospect visits; analyzing consultant survey responses; and out-of-state marketing and consultant visit activities. Additionally, the Director will coordinate activities with other Economic Development Division employees involved in marketing and business intelligence as well as the activities of the Executive Office, Community Development, Resource Development, Communications, and Government Affairs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:

Bachelor’s degree in related field or 3-5 years’ experience in related activities

Excellent written and verbal skills

Must be able to regularly make presentations using PowerPoint to prospects and investors

Excellent knowledge of PC and industry software, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Standard, and other CRM software (Executive Pulse).

Apply: tulsachamber.com or email cynthiasimmons@tulsachamber.com


Economic Development Manager, Greater Houston Partnership (Houston, TX)

The Greater Houston Partnership is looking for a results driven, collaborative, economic development professional to manage and implement programs and projects that support the attraction, relocation, expansion, and retention of domestic and international businesses; The manager will support the VP of Regional Economic Development and the department in attaining all of its goals and objectives with specific responsibility on Business Attraction.

Reporting to the Vice President, Economic Development, the primary role and responsibility of the manager is to market the Houston region as a business magnet to expanding and relocating businesses to foster job creation and economic growth. The Manager supports our mission to make Houston one of the world’s best places to live, work, and build a business.

The following responsibilities are essential to job performance:

1. Develop and direct various business attraction programs which focus the regional economic development efforts on the creation of new primary jobs and new investments in the various industry clusters.

2. Utilize CRM System to manage a portfolio of leads (within a cluster or target industry focus).

3. Work with Marketing and Research to prepare messages and identify opportunities; and conduct proactive reach-outs.

4. Plan, coordinate and deliver assistance, information and services to assigned leads and prospects. Services and information include, but are not limited to, the following: marketing and community information, custom proposals, sites and facilities, special incentives, permitting, workforce development, briefings/orientation, site visits, VIP introductions, regional ally support/referral, press releases, ground breaking/open houses, and other assistance necessary to recruit and retain companies.

5. Obtain and maintain knowledge of assigned target industries, industry trends and influencers, expansion/relocation factors and local companies in the target industries.

6. Demonstrate expert knowledge about the industries and communities of the 11-county region served by the Partnership.

Click here to apply or contact HR at 713-844-3698.


Executive Director, Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) (Phoenix, AZ)

Are you a dynamic and experienced leader committed to a vibrant Arizona? The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) is seeking a new Executive Director to accelerate the growing reputation and success of their organization. Founded in 1974, this membership association was founded on a mission to be the statewide advocate for responsible economic development.

The Executive Director is the key management leader of AAED and is responsible for overseeing the administration, management, and strategic plan of the organization. Other key duties include fundraising, marketing, and community outreach.

Click here to learn more and apply: www.aaed.com/networking/apply_now.aspx?view=2&id=595542

 

February 3, 2020


VP Economic Development, Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce (Bowling Green, KY)

Exciting opportunity responsible for regional existing industry relations, expansion activities and workforce development efforts. BGAEDA is a nonprofit corporation 501(c) (6). The ideal candidate is professional, competitive, and has the skills to manage multiple projects at once.

Bachelor’s degree in economic development or related field required. 3 to 5 years senior level Econ. Dev. experience and/or specialized Econ. Dev. training or certification. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Submit resume to bgecondev@thenextmovegroup.com. Position open until filled. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716.

Click HERE for full job description and application!


Economic Development Specialist, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) (Fort Collins, CO)

THE POSITION

Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development (LCEWD) supports the vitality of our region by providing essential economic and workforce development services to our citizens, and public and private partners. We do this through collaboration and strategic engagement with employers, community partners, and organizations.

Larimer County is committed to creating a vibrant regional economy that:

• Supports a diverse industry base.
• Develops and sustains a robust workforce.
• Creates a unique sense of place in Northern Colorado.

LCEWD values employees who are innovative, creative, team oriented, excellent problem solvers and want to make a positive difference in their community.

As a part of the LCEWD, the Economic Development Specialist will provide professional and technical expertise related to Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E). This position is responsible for supporting and coordinating the Northern Colorado BR&E Partnership; connecting businesses to needed services and resources throughout Larimer County and Colorado; supporting the economic vitality of Larimer County through meaningful relationships with the private sector; and serving as a resource to other County staff, outside agencies and the general public by providing information and assistance, and by solving problems.

Wage: $51,373 - $61,648 annually

QUALIFICATIONS

• Knowledge of economic development concepts and strategies; business retention and expansion practices; business, market, and economic indicators and trends.
• Skilled at building and managing complex relationships with diverse individuals, organizations, and stakeholders.
• Perform duties independently without close supervision.
• Exceptional problem-solving skills.
• Ability to adapt to process changes and manage ambiguous situations.
• Skilled in providing excellent customer service.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Skilled at record keeping and records management.
• Above average knowledge of routine software and business applications.
• Experience in a directly related field or performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
• Education from an accredited college or university or a combination of equivalent relevant demonstrated experience and education.

For more information or to apply visit larimer.org. Please email recruiting@larimer.org for questions.


Executive Director, Leadville Lake County Economic Development Corporation (Leadville, CO)

Bring your economic development experience to North America’s highest-elevation city, a community that works and plays together. Leadville is a former mining town on the cusp of an economic renewal that is primed for change. As Executive Director, you’ll work hands-on to implement the County’s strategic plan and the LLCEDC Economic Development Program. More information at lakecountyedc.com.

Forward resume, cover letter, list of four work-related references and brief written discussion on “How you would approach Economic Development in Leadville, CO” to: llcedc@lakecountyedc.com or LLCEDC, PO Box 1503, Leadville, CO 80461. Applications will be accepted until filled.


Deputy Economic and Urban Development Director, City of Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)

SALARY:

$97,740.50-$156,384.80 Annually

Salary depends on experience

To direct, manage and coordinate goals, priorities and special projects relating to the operations and activities of the Economic and Urban Development Department and the Redevelopment Agency (RDA); to guide and coordinate assigned activities with the City Council, city departments and outside agencies; to foster continued review of programs and services to optimize redevelopment and economic development, primarily in the downtown area of the city of Las Vegas; to provide assistance to developers, property owners, and businesses; to provide support to the Redevelopment Agency Board; and to provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Director, Economic and Urban Development.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Experience:

Five years of increasingly responsible experience in redevelopment or economic development, or a closely related field, including two years of administrative and managerial responsibility.

Education:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major in economics, planning, business administration, public administration or a field related to the essential functions. A combination of formal education and directly related work experience may substitute for the degree. The City assesses 1.5 years of full-time experience as equivalent to one year of education.

Possession of one or more of the following certifications in economic development is preferred:

• Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation from the International Economic Development Council;
• Development Finance Certified Professional (DFCP) designation from the Council of Development Finance Agencies;
• Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification by the National Development Council;
• Certified Commercial Investment Manager (CCIM) by the CCIM Institute, or
• Real Estate Development Certificate holder or comparable through Urban Land Institute.

To apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lasvegas/jobs/2694268/deputy-economic-and-urban-development-director?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Contact for questions: Suzana Kotur (skotur@lasvegasnevada.gov)


Executive Director, Jefferson County Development Authority (Jefferson County, WV)

Exciting opportunity responsible for attracting new business and encouraging expansion and retention of existing business and agriculture to promote a stronger economic base for Jefferson County.

Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, political science, or public admin from an accredited college or university with 5 or more years of relevant economic development. Certified Economic Developer preferred. A valid license is required. Salary: $85,000-$105,000, plus strong benefit package.

Submit resume to jeffcowv@thenextmovegroup.com by Friday February 28, 2020 at noon Eastern Time. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716.

Click HERE for full job description and application!


Executive Director, St. Bernard Economic Development Foundation (St. Bernard Parish, LA)

Exciting opportunity responsible for carrying out the organization’s mission of creating and retaining jobs, building prosperity, and improving quality of life in St. Bernard Parish.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university and 3-6 years management experience with 1-3 years of senior leadership experience. A master’s degree, or equivalent certification, is preferred. Salary: $80,000-$90,000, plus stipend for benefits.

Submit resume to stbernard@thenextmovegroup.com by Friday February 14, 2020 at 2 pm Central Time. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716.


National Business Investment Assistant Director, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) (Tysons, VA)

The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) in Tysons, Virginia seeks a dynamic and highly motivated National Business Investment Assistant Director to promote Fairfax County to representatives of the local, state and national business community seeking to establish, relocate, and/or expand business; optimize business retention; and create new jobs throughout Fairfax County. Assist the Director with the development of programs and events to help the organization achieve its goals. Assist with the training of five Business Investment Managers. Coordinate with the EDA’s Salesforce Administrator on reports and database issues/updates.

Salary is $85,000 to $100,000.

For more information, please visit www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/about-fceda/employment-opportunities