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March 26, 2018

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March 26, 2018

President, Tompkins County Area Development (Ithaca, NY)

Tompkins County Area Development is nonprofit public/private economic development organization serving 100,000 population County/300,000 trade area. Home to Cornell University, Ithaca College, diverse economy on shores of beautiful Cayuga Lake in Upstate NY. TCAD has 30-member Board, 5 staff, $1MM budget; also runs IDA and other affiliates. Seek top executive of local, regional economic development organization; experience as “#2” or other senior-level executive. Bachelors required; CEcD, or advanced degree preferred. Minimum 10 years progressively responsible experience plus minimum 5 years direct management experience. Contact Waverly Partners: TCAD@Waverly-Partners.com; Eric Peterson, 440.892.5961

Economic Development Project Manager, City of Mesa, AZ

Salary: $65,799.78 - $97,635.20 Annually

First review of applications April 5, 2018.

An Economic Development Project Manager in Mesa, Arizona, the 36th largest city in the US with a population of nearly 500,000, plans, organizes, manages, and drives economic development project activities. Mesa’s Office of Economic Development is one of 62 organizations throughout North America accredited by IEDC as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO).

Responsibilities include coordinating, directing, and implementing programs and projects that support commercial, office, and industrial development; workforce development; the attraction of and assistance to domestic and international businesses; small business development initiatives; and leading the business retention and expansion program.

Work requires considerable independent judgment and initiative in combining a broad scope of professional planning and economic development knowledge and sophisticated, analytical judgments to solve a variety of complex, technical problems. This class may supervise Economic Development Specialist(s) and/or office support staff. This class is FLSA exempt-administrative.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Economic Development, Commercial Real Estate, or a related field. Extensive (5+ years) progressively responsible work experience at a level that required supervision or management of projects and programs in economic development and/or related areas.

Economic Development Director, Ypsilanti Township, MI

Ypsilanti Township Michigan is seeking a dynamic and creative leader as its Economic Development Director. This full-time position is responsible for promoting the business and economic development interests of the Township. The position will proactively work to ensure the Township is leveraging its resources to sustain its position as a top place for business to locate in Washtenaw County.

Qualified candidates may find the full position description, including salary range on the Township’s website: www.ytown.org, click on Community/Employment or call 734-484-0065.

Closing Date: Friday, May 4, 2018

Sr. Research Analyst, Greater Sacramento Economic Council (Sacramento, CA)

Provide research and analysis on short-term and long-term projects, partner with the CEO on various strategies to create competitiveness for the Sacramento region and California. An ideal candidate will possess at least 3 years of work experience in economic development research or related positions. For a full description and to apply visit: www.selectsacramento.com or email sbird@selectsacramento.com

Regional Strategy Manager, GREATER MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN)

GREATER MSP is a highly professional and nimble nonprofit organization dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination, and engagement to grow the economy of the 16-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region. www.greatermsp.org

The Regional Strategy Manager (RSM) is a salaried, exempt position, reporting to the VP of Strategic Partnerships. RSM is a key team member, developing and implementing regional economic development strategies, focused on specific growth strategies in the region’s key industry sectors. This essential role helps drive regional action to significant outcomes.

Please follow this link to apply!: www.greatermsp.org

Director, Economic Development, City of Blue Springs, Missouri

Annual Pay: $63,989 - $95,984 DOQ

Responsibilities: Responsible for development, management and administration of the City’s economic development program including a comprehensive workforce development and business recruitment, attraction and retention program developed in conjunction with the Economic Development Council (an appointed advisory board) growing and attracting new businesses which promote investment, create a sustainable economy and increase employment opportunities creating long-term value. Performs complex, analytical work including evaluating public-private partnerships, project management and market analyses. Is the point-of-contact for economic development, facilitating relationships among the community’s civic and business network.

Respond to and generate development leads and prospects; initiating and completing business development projects. Perform target industry analysis to identify select industry sectors and subsectors best suited for growth and attraction. Perform real estate and corridor analysis. Develop workforce data and programs to assist with recruitment and expansion of target employers. Develop annual policy, plans and goals; track and report on these.

Participate in special projects and initiatives. Represent and advance the City’s interests at meetings, professional organizations, committees and task forces. Makes presentations, meets and works with public/private sector groups advancing the City’s economic development objectives, develop strategic relationships. Review, evaluate and develop recommendations for economic development/redevelopment projects, working closely with City departments to ensure adherence to policies, standards and plans. Identifies potential grant and funding sources for projects. Maintains knowledge of industry, regulatory and legislative developments affecting local economic development initiative, services and functions.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in urban planning, economics, real estate, public administration or related field. CED certification preferred or ability to obtain within 24 months of hire. Minimum of seven years progressive professional economic development experience. Experience in redevelopment, land development and real estate.

Online application only at: www.bluespringsgov.com (or www.governmentjobs.com)


March 19, 2018

President Economic Development Corporation, (Rockwall, TX)

Rockwall Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for their next President.

The ideal candidate must be a strategic thinking visionary leader who holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. 5 years of experience in a public environment related to business development, economic/community development is required, with 10 to 15 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an economic or business development related field. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or experience in real estate is preferred.

View position profile and apply online at:

For information on this position contact:
Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
(863) 860-9314

Community and Economic Development Director, City of Tacoma (Tacoma, WA)

The City of Tacoma is recruiting candidates for the executive position of Community and Economic Development (CED) Director. The CED Director is a key member of the City's Executive Leadership Team with a critical leadership role in advancing the City's economic development strategy. The CED Director is expected to perform highly complex, innovative work resulting in positive, significant impacts to Tacoma and the regional community.

For additional information, and to apply, please visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/tacoma


$105,973 - $142,975

The Pierce County Economic Development Department focuses on diversifying and growing the county’s economic base and making improvements to the business climate. Under the direction of the County Executive, the Economic Development Director is responsible for the overall administration of economic development functions. Bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, economics, or related field. 6 years of directly related supervisory experience.

First review: 4/8/18 (open until filled).

For complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at www.prothman.com. For questions, call 206-368-0050.

VICE PRESIDENT FOR DEVELOPMENT, Rockford Area Economic Development Council (Rockford, IL)

Our organization seeks a VP to manage Business Development programs and selected strategic projects.

Candidates must possess dedication, commitment, strategic qualities, and a broad range of business management skills. Candidate must manage diverse and multi-level projects as a “self-starter," capable of taking ideas and tasks at different levels and implementing them at a fast pace.

Position requires prior economic development experience, basic computer skills, and database management experience. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree required. Competitive salary/benefits available.

Send resume, cover letter, and salary to information@rockfordil.com or rockfordil.com.


March 12, 2018

Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Greater Houston Partnership (Houston, TX)

Greater Houston Partnership, TX – Senior Vice President, Economic Development. The GHP has retained Jorgenson Consulting to conduct a national search for an experienced and energetic professional with the ability to lead GHP’s overall economic development efforts with a clear understanding of strategy, process, outcomes and implications. He/she will lead the Partnership’s domestic and international economic development and trade efforts through place marketing, lead generation, project management, prospect support and retention on behalf of entire 11-county greater Houston region. For a job profile email GHP-SVP@jci-inc.net or to apply.

Business Recruitment Director, Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (Pflugerville, TX)

The Business Recruitment Director is responsible for overseeing recruitment of new business to the City of Pflugerville. The Business Recruitment Director reports directly to the Executive Director or as assigned.

Primary Duties: Enhance and manage the Business Recruitment Program for the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation working with Executive Director to meet with potential businesses, site selectors, realtors, and others to identify and address their needs, manage recruitment projects, and facilitate connections and partnerships between businesses, City officials and others; Develop professional and detailed responses to Requests for Proposals and other prospect requests for information to include marketing content and research; Assists the Executive Director in developing due diligence reports on prospects, performance agreement terms and conditions, economic impact reports, and final presentations for the PCDC Board for consideration prior to any contract award.

Qualifications: Strong written, oral skills primarily focused on communicating technical and economic development information; Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree; master's degree preferred; Minimum of 2+ years full-time experience in economic development in a governmental agency or corporation; Professional experience with contact management, budget analysis and record keeping. Certifications in economic development, process management, project management desired. Salary based on qualifications - job open till filled. Applicant review and interviews beginning March 16th.

Apply: www.pflugervilletx.gov

Contact: Amy Madison, Executive Director

Phone: 512-990-3725

Economic Development Coordinator, City of Auburn, WA

This is a regular, professional position that serves as a coordinator of economic development activities under the direction of the Economic Development Manager. The incumbent is responsible for planning, organizing, and completing projects in order to represent Auburn as a destination City to prospective businesses that may be looking to start-up, relocate, or expand, which meet the goals of the Economic Development Strategic Plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Business/Business Administration, Economics, Communications, Economic Development, or closely related field, and two (2) years of successful work experience in a related field; OR any combination of education, training, and/or experience that indicate successful performance of the essential elements of the position listed above.

For the full job description or to apply online visit www.governmentjobs.com, or email us at humanresources@auburnwa.gov if you have any questions.

Director, Research & Analysis, GREATER MSP (Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN)

GREATER MSP is a highly professional and nimble nonprofit organization dedicated to providing public and private sector leadership, coordination, and engagement to grow the economy of the 16-county Minneapolis Saint Paul region.

This is a salaried, exempt position, reporting directly to the Vice President of Business Investment & Research. The Director leads the Research & Analysis department, initiating, conducting, and managing market research and analysis to frame and further GREATER MSP's program goals and potential future initiatives. The Director supervises two Research Analysts.

Please follow this link to apply!: www.greatermsp.org

Manager, Tourism Development, Hillsborough County Economic Development (Tampa, FL)

Performs significant and diverse support for the County through administration, project coordination, problem resolution and community liaison activities for Tourism Development and Cultural Assets. Administers Tourism Development program; plans, forecasts, approves and monitors program and section budgets and contracts, devises long-term strategic plans, and consults and negotiates with County departments to develop and implement strategies and funding approaches. Position is responsible to advise and consult with external contacts and organizations; advise and mentor grant recipients, and synthesize and coordinate actions and recommendations based on complex mathematics and business experiences/expertise. For more information contact Hillsborough County Human Resources at (813)274-6547 and apply on-line at: www.jobapscloud.com/

Area Director, United States Economic Development Administration (Chicago, IL)

Vacancy Announcement Numbers: EDA-CRO-2018-0001 (MAP) & EDA-CRO-2018-0002 (DEU)

Location: Chicago, IL

Open & Close Dates: 3/7/18 – 3/16/18

Appointment & Work Schedule: Permanent; Competitive Service; Full-Time

The incumbent of this position functions as an Area Director for key programmatic positions encumbered by Economic Development Representatives, Economic Development Specialists, Civil Engineers, Environmentalist, Construction Project Managers, and other Subject Matter Experts (SME).

To apply for this position, please visit:
(MAP) www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/493194000
(DEU) www.usajobs.gov

Business Development Manager, City of El Paso, TX, Economic & International Development (El Paso, TX)

Job Title: Business Development Manager

Job Number: U1623-0218

Salary Range: Depends on Qualifications

Closing Date: Open until filled

Job Requirements:
Candidate must have a Bachelor's degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Finance, and five (5) years of experience in business development, analysis, and marketing, and five (5) years of supervisory experience.

General Purpose:
Under general direction, manage and develop effective strategic planning to assist with business recruitment, retention, and expansion to promote the local business community on a regional, national, and global scale.

To apply: www.governmentjobs.com


March 5, 2018

Community Development Project Manager, City of Renton, WA

Serve as the City's liaison for one or more revitalization areas and selected committees, commissions or organizations.

Assist businesses on a variety of economic development topics including, real estate development, regulatory issues, business management, marketing, financial planning and funding.

Serve as a business project leader.

Bachelor's Degree in Urban Planning, Business Administration, or related.

Five years' experience in an economic, community development or urban planning position.

Two years' experience project management.

One year supervisory or lead experience; or demonstrated leadership abilities.

Budget preparation and control experience.

Apply at rentonwa.gov

Director of Economic and Community Development, City of Montgomery, AL

Starting salary of $89,701

The City of Montgomery extends an invitation to apply for a unique job opportunity to initiate, support, and manage key economic development projects on behalf of the City. The successful candidate will lead and administer all operations and projects of the development department, including, but not limited to, administration and enforcement of land development regulations; formulation and administration of community development projects; and economic development activities including industrial park development. In addition, the incumbent will serve as technical advisor to the Mayor, the City Council, and the Planning Commission on matters relating to development. We are specifically looking for candidates with a master’s degree in urban planning, economic development, public administration, or related degree and six years of management level experience in the comprehensive economic and community development of a city, metropolitan, or regional area comparable to the City of Montgomery. This experience should include the supervision of individuals working on economic and community development projects. Two years of qualifying experience can substitute for the master’s degree. Additional job information and online application are available at www.montgomerypersonnel.com. Applications must be submitted no later than 5 PMCST on March 23, 2018.

Vice President of Operations, Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (Fayetteville, NC)

FCEDC is seeking a Vice President of Operations The ideal candidate must possess a strong attention to detail, a collaborative work style, and an unparalleled work ethic.


Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Organizational Management
• Economic Development Program Management
• Existing Industry Program Design and Implementation
• Grant Writing and Administration
• Performance Analytics


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferred
• Five years experience in economic development, job and investment attraction or other relevant experience.
• Ability to present accurate work with a strong attention to detail in a high pressure, fast paced environment.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
• Professional attitude and the ability to work effectively with community leaders, elected officials, local industry and key stakeholders.

Annual salary is commensurate with experience and education. Projected Salary range $65,000 to $82,000.

Interested persons are to submit a letter of interest, resume, and relevant work samples (including at least one writing sample) to info@fayedc.com

An Initial review of resumes will occur on March 9th, with the position remaining open until filled

Operations Manager, Don Ryan Center for Innovation - Town of Bluffton (Bluffton, SC)

The Operations Manager Performs detailed, professional level assignments for the Don Ryan Center for Innovation involving implementation, monitoring and continued improvement of programs and new enterprises. Performance success requires project management, administrative duties, online research, social media postings, membership program administration, basic grant writing, note taking, public and private meeting setup and logistics, volunteer coordination, working with a wide variety of vendors and juggling multiple disparate tasks that are all at varying stages of completion, while working within the confines of Town policies and procedures. Responsibilities are very diverse and will include direct and indirect interactions with regional and local elected officials, members of the board, community stakeholders, and Town administration. Responsible for various assigned projects while acting in a support function to the DRCI CEO.

Must have a minimum of five-year’s work experience directly connected to operating/managing a business enterprise. In addition, excellent writing skills, communication skills, and a positive attitude are a must. An in-depth understanding of the social media sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and similar sites are critical.

A Bachelor’s Degree preferred or history of at least 5 years’ of similar work experience in the areas of marketing, journalism, political science, business administration, real estate development or public administration.

Please visit www.townofbluffton.sc.gov for a complete job description and for application instructions. Please note that in order to be considered for any position with the Town, a Town of Bluffton Employment Application must be completed and submitted.

Economic Development Director, GRO MARSHFIELD (Marshfield, MO)

Compensation: Salary is negotiable and anticipated to be regionally competitive

Gro Marshfield is a not-for-profit tax-exempt Missouri corporation pursuant to Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its mission is “Improving the quality of life for our community through continuing economic development.” Gro Marshfield serves as the community’s primary catalyst for economic growth. It is the first point of contact with the development community, property owners, businesses, community organizations, and the general public for economic development services in Marshfield.

The Economic Development Director reports to a 6-member Board with responsibility to assist in the development, organization and facilitation of ongoing economic growth in the community and to manage the development and implementation of economic change through retention, expansion, attraction of commerce and industry including with the creation of incentive zones and lending programs.

The position requires a Bachelor's degree plus four years of experience in economic development, business development, marketing or a closely related field. Master's degree desired. Experience working with a municipal government and knowledge of GIS are highly desirable; or any equivalent combination of education and experience will be seriously considered. For more details, visit www.slavinweb.com.

This position is open until filled. If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume with current salary without delay to:

Bob Slavin or Dave Krings

3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071

Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848
E-mail: slavin@bellsouth.net

Email responses are strongly preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer and Recruiter

Development Specialist II, State of Alaska (Juneau, AK)

The State of Alaska seeks a Development Specialist II. Qualifications: Three years of promotional, analytical, research or management experience in natural resource economics and a degree in physical, natural sciences or resource management. Additional years of experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. As a development specialist, you will help grow Alaska’s economy while focusing on Alaska’s vast natural resources. You will develop, plan and execute promotional programs to attract businesses and expand Alaska’s natural resource economy. Apply at www.governmentjobs.com

Chief Executive Officer - Director of Industrial/Economic Development, Effingham County Industrial Development Authority (Springfield, GA)

Under general direction of the Industrial Development Authority Board of Directors, responsibilities include those associated with business recruitment, entrepreneurship development, workforce development, business retention/expansion, and marketing. He/She shall act as Industrial/Economic Development “expert” within the team, provide timely and effective response to the express needs of prospects, applicants, grantees, existing industry, general public, internal staff, and board of directors.

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to ecidajobs@effinghamcounty.com, resumes will be excepted through 3/15/2018. A full job posting can be found www.effinghamindustry.com.

New Business Development Manager, Maine & Company (Portland, ME)


Aquaculture New Business Development Manager


Aquaculture has been identified as one of Maine’s economic sectors poised for significant growth. To capitalize on this potential growth, a number of organizations have come together to develop a strategy to help attract new investment to Maine in this sector. This targeted economic development position will lead efforts to attract new, leading aquaculture firms as well as to help expand existing aquaculture companies and industry investment to Maine through a public/private partnership.


Click here for full job description: www.gmri.org

Economic Development Director, City of Goodyear, Arizona

The hiring salary range for the city of Goodyear Director of Economic Development is $113,315.82- $140,766.82, depending on qualifications.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced and well-rounded economic development professional, preferably with a CEcD designation, who has proven ability to collaborate effectively and establish working relationships with business and industry leaders, elected officials, city staff, community leaders, and other stakeholders. Must demonstrate City of Goodyear core values: integrity, innovation, empathy, initiative and optimism. Must possess strong communication and collaboration skills, and the ability to develop consensus on complex issues. Must be flexible, responding to the needs of the City Manager, Mayor and Council, department staff, and the entire Goodyear community. Must effectively collaborate with internal partners across all aspects of the development continuum to fully leverage our streamlined development process as a competitive advantage for prospective businesses.

Extensive knowledge of working with and structuring development agreements is highly desirable. The prevailing candidate must be a creative out of the box thinker with a keen understanding of new-age marketing concepts, principles, strategies and tactics. Should have a wide range of experience in the recruitment and retention of many business types but in particular industrial, retail and healthcare as well as office development projects.

The successful candidate will be a strong negotiator, communicator and collaborator and have creative problem-solving skills. Must have the ability to analyze data and information to accurately assess issues and trade-offs and make high-quality recommendations. Must be able to effectively work with groups and individuals with differing interests, helping to find common ground, and providing clear communication to elected and appointed leaders for decision-making.

If you fit this description and want to join our dynamic organization, please apply here:www.governmentjobs.com

First review of applications will take place March 23, 2018 at 5pm