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April 6, 2020

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April 6, 2020

President, Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA), Northern Lower Michigan (Boyne City, MI)

The Northern Lakes Economic Alliance (NLEA) is a three county community and economic development organization that has been in existence since 1984. There have been three Executive Directors/Presidents during this time period. The NLEA is a 501 C-3 organization that represents a partnership between county governments, which currently include Antrim, Charlevoix and Cheboygan counties, MSU Extension, six regional and state-wide Core Partners, business entities and other organizations.

The partnership between NLEA and MSU Extension began in 1992 and this position while serving as the President/CEO of the NLEA is a MSU Extension Faculty Educator. More information on the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance can be found at www.northernlakes.net.

In this position, you will serve as President/CEO of the NLEA working with NLEA Board of Directors to develop and implement the NLEA program of work. Currently there is a staff of seven (5 full time, 2-part time, plus 2 summer interns). In addition, you will be part of the MSU Extension “Community Food & Environment Institute” and have state-wide programming responsibilities that tie back to your role with the NLEA.

The NLEA program of work includes: lead initiatives that identify needs of the community, monitor current issues and develop effective programming related to economic development with an emphasis on creation and retention of job opportunities, marketing the counties as a positive business locale, and assisting current and future businesses and industries with business services.

This position will work from the NLEA office in Boyne City, Michigan.

For more complete job posting information and application procedure visit MSU Extension: careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/503522/extension-educatorfixed

Business Development Manager, Loudoun County Government (Leesburg, VA)

The Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is looking for a Business Development Manager to help recruit highly specialized manufacturing companies to locate in Loudoun. As a leading center for technology and connectivity, Loudoun is home to a large number of high-tech enterprises that design specialized products. If you are "awesome" with experience in business development and/or growing businesses relationships, this may be the job you've been looking for. The position requires the ability to collaborate effectively with internal teams, in support of stakeholders and resource partners; resolve problems and develop solutions in a business setting; manage multiple concurrent projects; communicate effectively orally and in writing. Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or associated field and 2 years direct work experience.

This position requires the ability to make personal connections with a variety of business leaders and partners in support of the department's mission. The ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize tasks and meet critical deadlines is required. Early morning, evening and weekend work is required for special events and meetings. Travel, as required.

Visit our on-line employment center at www.loudoun.gov for more information and to apply. EOE

Vice President, Economic Development, Irving Economic Development Partnership (Irving, Texas)

Exciting leadership opportunity with the Irving Economic Development Partnership. Irving, Texas (pop. 240,000+) is a principal city in Dallas County and 13th most populous city in Texas. The position is responsible for the implementation and execution of the economic development strategic plan, marketing plan, incentive coordination, and economic development budget.

5-7 years of experience in economic development or related field, minimum bachelor’s degree required. Starting salary: $100,000+ plus competitive benefits. Apply online by April 23rd, 2020 irving@thenextmovegroup.com. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716

Click HERE for full job description and application!


March 30, 2020

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

AdvanceCT (formerly CERC), an independent nonprofit with a mission to grow the state’s economy, seeks business development professionals to develop a pipeline of new business and investment in Connecticut. We seek experienced professionals to lead business development for each of 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. Position descriptions available at www.advancect.org/about/job-opportunities/. Reply with a cover letter and resume to jennifer@jenpmconsulting.com.

Managing Director/Business Development, Jefferson County Economic Development Consortium (Dodge/Jefferson Counties, WI)

Jefferson County’s Economic Development Consortium (JCEDC) created Thrive Economic Development (ThriveED) in 2016, which is supported by a coalition of area businesses, community, and civic leaders.

JCEDC is currently hiring a Managing Director/Business Development individual to provide proactive outreach to existing primary industry sector businesses primarily in Dodge County, with some outreach needed in Jefferson County as well. This position will manage the Business Retention & Expansion program work for the JCEDC and its counterpart ThriveED with activities to attract new private sector business investments supporting employment growth for the area.

Jefferson County Human Resources – 920-674-8710

Application link: apps.jeffersoncountywi.gov/jc/job/detail/991_Managing%20Director/Business%20Development

Economic Development Director, Charter Township of Clinton (Clinton Township, Michigan)

The Charter Township of Clinton seeks an economic development leader to meet the demands of a community undergoing significant redevelopment and revitalization initiatives. This is an exceptional new leadership opportunity for a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking individual to develop an economic program from the ground up.

College degree required with background in urban planning and economic development concentrating on business attraction and retention.

Starting salary: $95,657 plus benefits. Salary increases to $113,175 in two years.

Follow this link clintontownship.com/employment-opportunity.html to view full job description and qualifications.

Submit a detailed letter of interest, resume and reference list (to include three professional references) to William Smith at w.smith@clintontownship-mi.gov.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Initial Resume Review: April 27, 2020


March 23, 2020

President/CEO, Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation (Rockport, TX)

Bring your startup economic development experience to one of the USA Today Reader’s Best Coastal Small Towns, Rockport, Texas. The Rockport-Fulton area is known as a tourism destination and is now poised to diversify its economy with the newly formed Aransas County Partnership Economic Development Corporation. As President/CEO, you’ll work hands-on to implement the strategic plan and the ACPEDC Economic Development Program. More information at rockport-fulton.org. For information contact info@aransascountyedc.org. Also, send hard copy resumes and materials to ACPEDC, P O Box 2620, Rockport, TX 78381 or email to info@aransascountyedc.org not later than March 30, 2020.

Vice President of Business Development, San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (San Antonio, TX)

The Vice President of Business Development is responsible for leading the growth and development of our regional target industry sectors. This includes marketing regional assets externally and developing relationships with local businesses and executives.

Application Link: san-antonio-economic-development-foundation.hiringthing.com

Direct Email: Michele Boggs, Mboggs@sanantonioedf.com

CEO, Marshall Area Economic Development Alliance (MAEDA) (Marshall, MI)

Marshall is a Redevelopment Ready Certified (RRC) community with one of the top two mega sites identified for development by the State of Michigan. A 501(c) 3 organization, MAEDA provides consolidated economic development efforts for the City of Marshall as well as Marshall’s Local Development Finance Authority, Downtown Development Authority and area townships under 425 agreements. MAEDA also offers Chamber of Commerce services and promotes tourism according to the county’s hotel accommodations tax ordinance. The MAEDA CEO leads these efforts, including aiding localities in attracting new businesses and industry to Marshall; business retention through support, training and development; and promoting the greater Marshall community.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable in local, state and federal programs available for economic development and will have successfully worked with state organizations facilitating these programs. CEO will manage and develop the MAEDA team to provide a service-oriented approach to all stakeholders. This individual will be highly organized, with a global view of ways a community maintains and expands its economic base and will be committed to talented workforce development and creation of new jobs. Additionally, CEO is responsible for enhancing Chamber benefits, services and growing tourism with a high-performing staff.

Bachelor’s degree required; CEcD certification preferred. Candidates should demonstrate success in economic and community development with a background working with public administration, hospitality industry, and not-for-profit organizations. Thorough knowledge of Michigan programs and grants preferred. CEO reports to MAEDA Board of Directors Executive Committee. Residency in Marshall preferred upon acceptance. Please submit a letter of interest, current resume including salary history and requirements, and a copy of a work-related writing sample no more than three years old to: jobs@choosemarshall.com or MAEDA, 323 W Michigan Ave, Marshall, MI 49068. Applications accepted until Wednesday, April 15, 2020.

Senior Director of Business Attraction, Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) (San Marcos, TX)

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated economic development professional to be responsible for the recruitment of new industries/ companies to the region.

Key Responsibilities
- Lead recruitment efforts for high-value prospects in target industry sectors as defined in Vision 2025.
- Work with the Research Specialist to compile responses to Requests for Information (RFIs) from companies, site selection firms and economic development partners. Provide appropriate follow up and excellent customer service to ensure that projects reach successful completion.
- Generate prospect leads in target industry sectors.
- Host and organize corporate site visits and familiarization tours.
- Organize GSMP marketing trips, coordinate with participants including investors and partners; and participate in marketing trips with regional partners.
- Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with national and regional real estate brokers, site selection consultants and others for lead generation.
- Work closely with regional economic development partners in Hays and Caldwell Counties in the recruitment of companies.
- Supervise the Research Specialist and Project Manager positions.
- Develop and analyze local incentive proposals on behalf of the city and counties for qualifying prospects, present projects and incentive proposals to elected officials and city/county staff and assist with final contract development.

Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics or related field related to the position. Master’s is preferred. CEcD a bonus.
- 5-7 years relevant industry experience in economic development, sales, real estate or related field.

For more detailed information on the position visit greatersanmarcostx.com/jobs/senior-director-business-attraction

Please submit letter of interest and resume to jobs@greatersanmarcostx.com.

Director of Workforce, Business Retention and Expansion, Greater San Marcos Partnership (San Marcos, TX)

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated economic development professional to be responsible for engaging and growing our existing businesses and supporting the strengthening and development of our current and future workforce.

Key Responsibilities
- Develop a comprehensive workforce development strategy.
- Create and manage our small business and entrepreneurship programming and offerings.
- Collaborate with our local economic development partners on a comprehensive business visitation program.
- Build on existing relationships with partner organizations and play and active role engaging their resources, assets and expertise to grow our regions businesses.
- Work closely with our independent school districts, community colleges and 4 year institutions to ensure our economic development efforts are aligned and addressing the needs of the current and future business community.

Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics or field related to the position required.
- At least 5 years relevant industry experience in economic development, sales, or business development. For more detailed information on the position visit greatersanmarcostx.com/jobs/director-workforce-business-retention-and-expansion Please submit letter of interest and resume to jobs@greatersanmarcostx.com.


March 16, 2020

Chief Executive Officer, TEDCO (Columbia, MD)

The Maryland Technology Development Corporation (TEDCO) seeks a Chief Executive Officer. We are seeking a dynamic, visionary, and innovative CEO who will build on the organization's strong legacy, while bringing a fresh approach to help shape the future of how the organization will serve the State of Maryland. TEDCO was created by the Maryland State Legislature in 1998 to facilitate the transfer and commercialization of technology from Maryland’s research universities and federal labs into the marketplace and to assist in the creation and growth of technology-based businesses in all regions of the State. TEDCO is an independent organization that strives to be Maryland’s lead source for entrepreneurial business assistance and seed funding for the development of startup companies in Maryland’s innovation economy. Throughout Maryland, TEDCO is a resource of mentoring, funding and networking for entrepreneurs and start-ups that need guidance as they bring innovative concepts to market.

Application Link: kfopportunities.loop.jobs/job/Korn-Ferry-Executive-Search-Columbia-MD/103504145

Direct Email: max.kershner@kornferry.com