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October 26, 2020

Program Analyst, Appalachian Regional Commission (Washington, DC)

ARC seeks an experienced and collaborative facilitator to manage Federal grants, provide technical assistance to communities on developing strategic investments, and design, then implement strategic initiatives in the Region. This position will have a focus on industry cluster development. The portfolio of the role will be investments generally related to business, community capacity building, education, health, and workforce development.

Proven experience in economic development, with an emphasis on workforce development and employer and industry relations, as well as an appreciation for barriers in rural areas and an ability to creatively pursue feasible solutions. Federal grants management processes and techniques consistent with sound business and industry practices including ability to monitor, evaluate and administer assigned grants and develop specialized agreements for grants. Experience developing, designing and implementing new initiatives and programs in multi-faceted environments. Ability to plan, facilitate and engage diverse groups and individuals, including federal, state and local partners, resulting in the ability to advance goals in a consultative, innovative, and collaborative manner.

Apply: appalachianregionalcommission.applytojob.com/apply/AttVh2jLBx/Program-Analyst?source=iedc
Questions contact: hr@arc.gov

Economic Development Administrator, Los Alamos County (Los Alamos, NM)

Salary: 90,539 to $133,466/yr.

Position Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Community Development Director serves as a key member of the county’s tactical leadership team with direct responsibility for the effective implementation of county-wide strategic and operating initiatives to strengthen the economic base, attract and retain businesses, and effectively market Los Alamos County for economic sustainability and long-term vitality that enhances the quality of life of residents and strengthens the business environment. Provides support and assistance in the development, research, coordination and execution of strategies designed to create jobs, attract new businesses, retain and expand local businesses, revitalize commercial areas, facilitate real estate development projects and implement tourism attraction strategies. Maintains confidentiality of privileged information.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Economics, Public or Business Administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
• Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in any combination of public or private business, real estate or economic development.
• Must possess or have ability to obtain within first sixty days of employment and must maintain a valid New Mexico Class D driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Urban Planning, Economics, Public or Business Administration or related field.
• Seven years of economic or community development experience.
• Certified Economic Developer Certification.

Please apply on-line at www.losalamos.nmus
Closing date: 11/12/2020

President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Partnership (Cleveland, OH)

Greater Cleveland Partnership seeks a dynamic and innovative President & CEO who will builds on the organization’s strong legacy, while bringing a fresh approach to envision the future of business and the economy for the Greater Cleveland region. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years of executive-level leadership experience with a regional, national, or global organization of similar scale and complexity, with demonstrated working knowledge of business, public policy, and economic development.

To apply, submit your resume and letter of interest online at:


18 Disaster Recovery Positions, California Department of Housing & Community Development (HCD) (Sacramento, CA)

The Disaster Recovery unit will work on the cutting edge to design and implement critical recovery programs and long-term mitigation strategies to rebuild impacted California communities, while working to reduce impacts of future disasters. The unit will focus on key programmatic and policy areas including: Housing, Infrastructure, Economic Development, Environmental Mitigation and Procurement, Monitoring and Compliance.

For information on how to apply visit: executivesearch.cpshr.us/JobDetail?ID=1705

For additional information:

CPS HR Consulting

Online Brochure: executivesearch.cpshr.us/
California HCD website: www.hcd.ca.gov


Director of Development Services, City of Hartford (Hartford, CT)

The capital city of Connecticut, Hartford, one of the oldest cities in America, combining a rich blend of history, culture, and architectural gems with a progressive attitude toward business, education, and neighborhood economic development, is recognized as a place of growth for a diverse population of almost 125,000. The City seeks a highly ethical, dedicated, and hard-working urban planning professional with proven supervisory and managerial experience who can help Hartford continue its efforts to become an even more attractive, livable, and sustainable community as its Director of Development Services.

The position requires a bachelor's or graduate degree from an accredited college or university in urban/regional planning, public or business administration, law, economic development, or a related field and at least five years of supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the background to complete the functions of the position will be considered. Management-level experience in a government agency or other large entity involving planning and zoning administration, housing, building codes/licensing, code enforcement, and economic development is desired. AICP and/or CEcD credentials are a plus.

Please apply online at http://bit.ly/SGROpenRecruitments

For more information on this position contact:
Doug Thomas
Vice President, Executive Recruitment

Executive Director, Lewis County Economic Development Council (Chehalis, WA)

The Executive Director of the Lewis County Economic Development Council works with leaders in business, government, education and non-profit sectors to grow and diversify Lewis County’s economy. The Executive Director manages two full-time staff members and reports to the board of directors comprised of leaders from business, labor and government.

The Executive Director of EDC performs professional management and administrative work in planning, organizing, coordinating and directing the economic development program including active efforts to attract, expand, enhance and retain business and commerce in Lewis County and its municipalities.

Desirable Qualifications - A bachelor’s degree in economic development, business, public relations or related field and at least five years of experience in economic development. A master’s degree or certification as a Certified Economic Development Professional is a plus. Relevant experience can substitute year-for-year for education.

To view the full recruitment announcement and to apply please visit www.karrasconsulting.net and view open positions. Contact Marissa Karras with questions 360-956-1336


October 19, 2020

Manager, Impact Investments & Social Venture Development, Ohio University (Athens, OH)


The position has an executive co-leadership role in planning, engaging participants in, approving deal flow for, and implementing the formation of a regional 13-county, two-state impact investment fund. The position co-creates and participates in fund participant recruitment. The position oversees provision of high level intensive operational and venture development services and guidance to technology-based companies and entrepreneurs to assist in securing resources for commercialization success. The position leads and manages teams for due diligence of potential investments and provides overall fund/portfolio management.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in all aspects of venture development, investment and commercialization, particularly as it relates to start-up ventures in both technical and social enterprise sectors. Analytical and problem solving skills, strong ability to communicate and persuade/influence others. Management skills and organization skills are critical. Comprehensive knowledge of deal terms and deal structure of various investment vehicles; strong negotiation skills; knowledge of investment principles, valuation methodologies for fund management with strong financial experience. Understanding and experience in enterprises with both proven social impact and financial stability.

For more information & to apply: www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/35649

President, North Louisiana Economic Partnership (LA)

North Louisiana Economic Partnership (LA) President – NLEP provides professional economic development services to the 14-parish region of North Louisiana, including lead generation and prospect management. NLEP acts as a catalyst, a convener, and a connector in the region to ensure that North Louisiana’s economic development potential is realized. The NLEP President will be charged with developing, advocating for, and implementing NLEP's Strategic Plan, and will be accountable for a range of matters including maintaining effective relationships with local, regional, and state economic development agencies, and fostering collaboration with stakeholders. To apply, nominate or request a detailed opportunity profile email NLEP@jci-inc.net

Executive Director, Greater Dallas County Development Alliance (West Des Moines, Iowa)

The Executive Director will be the primary leader with support from the board managing daily operation of the organization, hires and supervises staff, and carries out short term objectives to advance the board’s long-term strategic plan; follows operating procedures in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and policies set by the board; manages the budget and revolving loan fund. The Executive Director will be the primary spokesperson and lead the organization's efforts in all aspects including planning, marketing, board management, project management, community/partner relations, business retention/expansion and coordinates financial assistance opportunities for business startups or growth.



October 12, 2020

Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Partnership (Roanoke, VA)

The Roanoke Regional Partnership is seeking to fill the position of Executive Director to lead a regional economic development organization responsible for increasing jobs, wages, population, and local investment in traditional and emerging sectors. The Executive Director also supervises outdoor-recreation branding of the Roanoke Region and helps promote that brand to attract investment and business.

The Executive Director provides vision and leadership in implementing a comprehensive program of work in business investment, asset development, talent attraction, and market intelligence. The Executive Director must ensure quality, responsiveness, efficiency, and effectiveness.

The responsibilities include building consensus among diverse stakeholders, creating and implementing unique strategies, and demonstrating results. Fostering regional cooperation is a key component. Experience in business attraction, marketing, relationship sales, real estate development, and asset monetization. Stakeholders include local governments, private business and higher education. This position will report directly to the Board of Directors.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is required, and an advanced degree is preferred. Experience with progressive responsibility and board experience in economic development and/or building an innovation ecosystem. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred.

Please submit cover letter and resume to rrp.recruit@gmail.com

For the full job description please go to roanoke.org/rrp-ed/

President/CEO, Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (IN)

Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) is currently seeking its new President/CEO. MCEDC is the lead economic organization providing these services to six communities within Marshall County, Indiana. Marshall County’s economic development past successes include leading the region in capturing about $161 million in industrial capital investment in 2019.

Pres/CEO will be charged with implementing a countywide economic development program that includes strategies for business attraction, business retention and expansion, workforce development and creating an entrepreneurship eco-system A complete list of job responsibilities can be found through this link: MCEDC Pres./CEO Responsibilities.

MCEDC will offer a competitive salary and benefits based upon experience. Initial review of applications is October 16 with interviews beginning October 26. Application submissions will be confidential. Please submit letter of interest, resume and salary history to Jim Condon, Board Chairman at jacondon@live.com. Questions may be directed to Jerry Chavez, current Pres./CEO at 574-780-8734.

Chief Executive Officer, Lake Superior Community Partnership (Marquette, MI)

MARQUETTE, MI -- The Lake Superior Community Partnership, an economic development organization, is hiring a well-experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to lead this highly successful organization.

The successful candidate has an understanding of the Northern Michigan economic, cultural and political environment and brings a proven track record of success able to:
• Attract new business
• Expand and retain existing business
• Support early stage and entrepreneurial businesses
• Market programs that support economic development success

Position offers a salary based on the knowledge, experience, education and connectivity you bring and will be competitive with standards for the profession. In addition, a comprehensive benefit package will be offered that includes performance incentives, health insurance, a retirement plan, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick time), and relocation assistance.

IS THIS YOUR CALLING? To learn more or apply, please visit lscp.hirescore.com/job/chief-executive-officer/

Business Development Manager, Invest Puerto Rico (San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Invest Puerto Rico (IPR) is a dynamic start-up organization charged with driving inward investment to Puerto Rico located in San Juan, Puerto Rico is seeking for a Business Development Manager.


The Business Development Manager works with IPR’s business development team attracting new business and investment to Puerto Rico. Responsibilities include representing IPR in investment attraction efforts around the world, identifying leads, and fostering and developing relationships with potential investors.

Requirements and Qualifications

The candidate will have these requirements:

• Networking and relationship-building skills
• Ability to learn the technical and business skills to carry out impactful correspondence with potential businesses
• Knowledge of standard business relocation activities
• Ability to sell and close deals and provide client support
• Organizational skills to manage multiple business development leads
• Ability to communicate with potential investors
• Broad knowledge of global business trends and local resources
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Languages : English and Spanish. Fluency in other languages desirable.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in business, economics, marketing, or related field;
• A minimum of 10+ years experience in an economy and environment similar to Puerto Rico
• 50 % -- Travel nationally and internationally
• Relocate to Puerto Rico
• Record as an economic developer


Director of Economic Development, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance (Reading, PA)

Director of Economic Development for the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Responsible for providing technical support and client management for business attraction, business retention and expansion projects. Minimum of five years’ experience in economic development or related field. This is an immediate opening.

To view position details and/or to apply, please click here:


Regional Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Organization

Specific Business Location

This position would cover Douglas, Bayfield, Ashland, Iron, Burnett, Washburn, Sawyer, Price, Rusk, and Taylor Counties. The candidate would need to reside in the region.

Position Summary

The Business and Community Development Team is responsible to provide project management and to deliver resources to businesses and communities within the established budget, program guidelines, and timeline. This position is a key member of a project team, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information, builds partner relationships, and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Planning, Community Development, Business Administration, or related field or comparable education/experience/training.
• Minimum of ten years of experience in economic or community development or related field required.
• Management of an economic development organization preferred.
• Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred.

WEDC’s mission is to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment.

To apply for this position for this position please see the following link: https://secure2.yourpayrollhr.com/ta/7760.careers?ApplyToJob=318933378

For questions or additional information please contact the following individual:

Jasen Funk
Talent Support Specialist

Executive Director, McMinn County Economic Development Authority (Athens, TN)

The Director is responsible for leading the organization and working closely with the Board of Directors and others in promoting the business and economic development interests within McMinn County, Tennessee. This position will work to provide guidance to individuals and companies to establish, relocate, or expand their businesses within the county.

Candidates must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, finance, economics, public administration, planning or a related field from an accredited college or university. Economic development related experience and/or certification preferred.

Competitive compensation structure.

Resumes with cover letter must be submitted to the email address below and received by October 30, 2020 to be considered.

Send resume to:
MCEDA Search Committee

It is the policy of Development Authority not to discriminate against any employee, or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Division Manager for Economic Innovation and Strategy, Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives (Fairfax County, VA)

The Fairfax County Department of Economic Initiatives is seeking an experienced and dynamic Division Manager for Economic Innovation and Strategy. This is a senior-level, managerial position. The Division Manager will be responsible for developing and managing programs that support economic diversification in the county, foment emerging sectors, and strengthen economic assets. They will provide innovative ideas and insight on new and/or emerging practices to support economic growth and proactively seek solutions to complex challenges.

To view additional position details and/or to apply, please click here:



October 5, 2020

Economic Development Coordinator, City of Lacey (Lacey, Washington)

The Economic Development Coordinator serves as the primary point of contact and liaison to the community for the City of Lacey's economic development activities and is responsible for the retention, expansion, and recruitment functions for corporate and small business.

To view additional position details and/or to apply, please click here:


Business Development Administrator, City of Las Cruces (Las Cruces, NM)

Provides professional level assistance in the creation of business and economic development strategies, research, and implementation of efforts to attract, develop, retain, and grow business and industry in the City of Las Cruces.

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, holidays, and weekends, and responding customer issues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable state and federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Applications may be obtained and filed online at: http://www.las-cruces.org