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June 29, 2020

Economic and Community Redevelopment Specialist, Schuyler County Partnership for Economic Development (Watkins Glen, NY)

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of residents and success of businesses in a community?

Seeking a professional to join a high energy, multi-program environment working to accelerate our entrepreneurial ecosystem, expand our key clusters, lead our grant writing/administration efforts, and lead the FLX Community Development Corporation (501c3). This individual will provide all social media and web design/updates and work as a team member to transform a seasonal economy into a year-round economic base. He/she will assist in proposals & implementation of transformational projects for the County, Townships and Villages.

Our ideal candidate will want to make a measurable difference in all aspects of the community which is nestled in the heart of the Finger Lakes. Stunning beauty, outdoor recreation & close proximity to Cornell University are key assets of the community. Schuyler County hosts over 4M visitors annually, including 1M to the Watkins Glen State Park (ranked 3rd best in the US), Watkins Glen International Speedway (ranked #1 NASCAR venue), wineries, cideries, distilleries, breweries, agri-tourism and festivals. This professional must demonstrate strong writing and grant administration skills, ability to multi-task and manage multiple priority projects simultaneously, and have private sector work experience. Knowledge or experience assisting start-up companies, angel/venture funds/ NMTC, and working with cluster-based economic development are strong assets. Must be innovative, demonstrate commitment to quality work and possess strong initiative and follow-through. Bachelor Degree required. CEcD, MBA and/or PMP preferred.

For a detailed job description, please visit www.FLXGateway.com or contact Anne Mace @ 607-535-4341. Please email resume with cover letter to Judy McKinney Cherry CEcD FM at Judy@FLXGateway.com.

Director, Economic Equality and Opportunity Department, Harris County, TX (Houston, TX)

Harris County is searching for an experienced, dynamic, and motivated leader to serve as the very first Director of the Harris County Department of Economic Equity & Opportunity (“Department”), which the Harris County Commissioners Court voted to establish in 2019. This role has the potential to serve as a platform for public-sector policy innovation and represents an exciting chance to build the most robust local-level economic opportunity department in the country. The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial and resourceful leader with a passion for social justice and curbing economic inequity, and possess the ability to cultivate diverse partnerships across sectors.

The Department will spearhead financially, environmentally, and socially sustainable economic development, community business development, workforce development, job training, and workers’ rights strategies. It will facilitate initiatives that aim to create business and workforce opportunities, as well as develop and implement policies and programs that create economic pathways for Harris County residents who have been historically disenfranchised and marginalized.

The Director will report directly to Harris County Commissioners Court, which serves as the administrative head of Harris County government.

To apply, applicants must submit resume and cover letter to: deeodirectorsearch.hctx@pfm.com. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For more information and more detail on position description, responsibilities, and qualifications, visit www.governmentjobs.com/careers/harriscountytx

Economic Development Data Scientist, Gilbert, Arizona Office of Economic Development (Gilbert, AZ)

Gilbert, Arizona's 5th largest city and a “Best Place to Live” in the United States, hires innovative problem-solvers who love what they do! Under the direction of the Economic Development Deputy Director, this position will manage key Economic Development related data throughout the entire information life cycle. This position provides research, analysis, and interpretation in support of key strategies and initiatives, creates reports and presentations on community and labor characteristics, economic/fiscal impacts, and real estate development to drive business objectives, and creates data visualizations that are used for marketing campaigns, business development activities, and presentations.

Apply: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/gilbert
Questions: Send an email to HR@gilbertaz.gov

Vice President, Reports to President of Round Rock Chamber of Commerce, Round Rock Chamber of Commerce (Round Rock, TX)


• a bachelor’s degree
• an effective strategic planner with experience guiding the execution of multi-year plans
• a minimum of five years’ experience in economic development, business management, public administration, or related field(s) (work experience and professional certifications may be considered in lieu of education requirements)
• a demonstrated and quantifiable record of job retention and/or creation
• extensive knowledge of the current best practices of economic development and community marketing to project influencers
• contacts in one or more of the community’s target industries (life sciences and healthcare; technology and computing; professional and financial services; innovative manufacturing)
• expertise in facility redevelopment and repurposing
• a demonstrated ability to work well with volunteers and staff at all levels
• the ability to produce a large quantity of work at high quality
• a high proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
• strong ethics, including a commitment to transparency and confidentiality
• excellent written and verbal communication skillsa
• capable of developing annual department budget with long range plans in mind
• the ability to provide excellent customer service
• a contributor to their team and a driver of a positive workplace culture

Send resume, cover letter and three references to Mike Barnes @ mbarnes@mikebarnesgroup.com
Contact Mike Barnes @ 830.833.5300


June 22, 2020

Economic Development Director, City of Albemarle (Albemarle, NC)

City of Albemarle (NC) Economic Development Director. The City of Albemarle is home to approximately 16,000 residents and is the county seat of Stanly County, North Carolina. The Director works closely with local, state, and federal economic development organizations and personnel to RECRUIT NEW BUSINESS, support existing businesses and promote further commercial and industrial development within the City. The Director will manage a comprehensive community economic development program and be creative in developing promotional and marketing opportunities to promote the City to individuals and groups. Compensation $83,000 - $98,000. To apply, nominate or request a job profile email Todd Jorgenson Albemarle@jci-inc.net

Senior Manager - Business Attraction, Retention, & Expansion, Department of Economic Development, City of Richmond (Richmond, VA)

The City of Richmond Department of Economic Development is seeking a Senior Manager who will be responsible for managing the business attraction, retention, and expansion activities for the City of Richmond. This position has primary responsibility for lead generation and prospect development for the Department. This position also is responsible for ensuring that both the Department's Customer Relationship Management System (CRM) is updated and the inventory of available sites and buildings is updated.

For more information and to apply go to: www.governmentjobs.com/careers/richmond/jobs/2795706/senior-manager?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

Executive Director, Vernon Parish Chamber and Economic Development District (LA)

Vernon Parish Chamber and Economic Development District (LA) - Executive Director. The Vernon Parish Chamber represents over 250 members. The Executive Director will serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall management of the Chamber resources and day to day activities. Specifically, these responsibilities include membership development, small business growth, budget management, public and community relations, and economic development. This is a great opportunity for someone starting a career, changing careers, or bouncing back from retirement. To apply, nominate or request a job profile email Charles Webb VernonParish@jci-inc.net

Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender – Economic Development Division, Northwest Bank (Davenport, IA)

Northwest Bank (Davenport, IA) Assistant Vice President, Commercial Lender – Economic Development Division. As a Commercial Lender in the Economic Development Division, you will be responsible for building relationships with municipalities and economic development practitioners and consultants across the state of Iowa to facilitate incentive financing. Compensation $65,000 -$90,000 and includes base plus incentive pay. 1 - 2 years of experience in the public finance sector or working with government agencies. Preference given for experience working with tax increment financing. To apply, nominate or request a job profile email Todd Jorgenson at NorthwestBank@jci-inc.net

Senior Vice President-Economic Development, Greater Memphis Chamber (Memphis, TN)

Top economic development executive based in 1,200-member chamber and working with public-private economic development partners in regional market of 1.4MM; reports to CEO, 7 staff. Memphis has diverse economy with supply chain/logistics, manufacturing, back office and HQ, education, healthcare, retail, services and hospitality. Ideal candidate is top ED executive of comparable chamber or economic development organization or executive in larger entity or private sector development company. Bachelors required; Masters, CEcD desired. Resume to Eric Peterson or Debbie Galbraith, Waverly Partners; 440-892-5961; Memphis@Waverly-Partners.com


June 8, 2020

Executive Director, Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation (Sheboygan, WI)

If you get excited about the opportunity to facilitate a high-functioning team of creative risk-takers, supported by a Board that's comprised of Sheboygan County’s business and community leaders, then you may fit. Sheboygan County is on the move. If you have the energy and positive attitude to lead a “let’s do it team”, then we are calling you. Position requires individual to be driven to assist others to reach their potential while being part of dreams coming true in “your community”.


Executive Director, Boulder Economic Council (BEC) (Boulder, CO)

The BEC is the economic vitality arm of the Boulder Chamber that is a leadership group of prominent business and community executives dedicated to Boulder’s economic prosperity. The mission of the BEC is to sustain Boulder’s economic vitality by supporting the success of local businesses and industries, and by advocating for Boulder’s economy. The BEC’s top priority is supporting existing Boulder businesses with assistance in employee sourcing and recruitment; real estate searches; raising capital; city regulatory and permitting compliance; technical and professional services referrals; and other business development assistance. One of Boulder’s strongest economic attributes is the broad mix of established industries in the city. The performance of Boulder’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is often cited as a benchmark for other communities by research organizations and the media.

Reporting to the CEO of the Boulder Chamber, the BEC Executive Director, in conjunction with the Economic Vitality team and in collaboration with the other Boulder Chamber functions, is responsible for the leadership and management of this investor driven economic development organization, which includes programs that retain, attract and support small and entrepreneurial businesses, and generally maintaining a vibrant economy.

Responsibilities to include: Strategic Planning, Primary Business Retention and Attraction, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Support, Economic Research and Data Analysis, Economic Development Partnerships and Policy Advocacy, Educational Events and Forums, BEC Investor Relations, Workforce Development, Government Partnerships, Financial Management and Revenue Development, and Staff Team Management

Skills and Abilities: Economic Development, Fundraising, Budgeting and Financial Monitoring, Strategic Planning, Public Speaking and Presentation, Knowledge of local and regional environment

Email cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@gambonenterprises.com (include “Boulder Economic Council Executive Director” in the subject line) or call 303.442.1044 to get more information. Full job post at: https://bit.ly/2MwElhr.


June 1, 2020

Executive Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) (Kitsap County, WA)

Imagine the possibilities! Impact the community! Engage in meaningful conversations, create change, and be a resource for businesses to thrive in the ever-changing environment. Ever wondered what position might encompass these fundamental qualities? Become the next Executive Director for KEDA, in the heart of the Pacific Northwest!

KEDA is entrepreneurial at heart, just as the businesses it supports, and serves to retain, recruit and attract, and promote and support the business and workforce environment.

Requirements, full job description and application, click here or email jobs@westsoundworkforce.com. Salary $115,000-$135,000 plus benefits.

Executive Vice President, Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (Fayetteville, North Carolina)

Exciting leadership opportunity with the Fayetteville-Cumberland County EDC. Fayetteville is the 6th largest city in North Carolina with Cumberland County having a population of 335,509. The ideal candidate must possess demonstrated expertise in strategy creation, program deployment, and business attraction. The candidate will have a collaborative work style and strong work ethic.

4-6 years’ experience in economic development or related, bachelor’s degree required. Salary: $90,000-$112,000 plus competitive benefits. Apply online by June 12th, 2020 fayetteville@thenextmovegroup.com. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716

Click HERE for full job description and application!

Chief Economic Development Director / CEO, Brookings Economic Development Corporation (Brookings, SD)

The Chief Economic Development Director (CEDD) will lead and coordinate regional economic development strategic plans and initiatives in Brookings, South Dakota – home of South Dakota’s only land-grant university, South Dakota State University (SDSU), and nationally recognized for economic growth and vitality. By building strong working relationships to guarantee optimal engagement from key partners, the CEDD will direct the effective deployment of the area’s unique assets and resources to ensure continued and sustainable economic success for the region.

• Proven ability to lead, build consensus, form strong working relationships and positively influence local development entities, elected officials, university leadership and the private sector.
• At least five (5) years management and economic development experience with demonstrated track record and extensive knowledge in a wide range of economic development practices.
• Experience leveraging the assets of a university to develop and implement economic development initiatives preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree in a field of study relevant to the above job functions and qualifications required. Master’s degree preferred. Strong evidence of career growth in economic development topics.

View full job description at www.brookingsedc.com.

Salary: Compensation range $100,000-140,000 DOE, full benefits included.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter and references by June 30, 2020 to: BEDC Search Committee, 2301 Research Park Way Ste 113, Brookings SD 57006 or by email: bedc@brookingsedc.com.