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August 10, 2020

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August 10, 2020

Managing Director, Regional Intelligence (Research & Analysis), Greater Seattle Partners (Seattle, WA)

Greater Seattle Partners (GSP)—the economic and trade development organization for the Puget Sound region—seeks a Managing Director for Regional Intelligence to support best-in-class economic development across the greater Seattle region to drive and sustain regional economic prosperity for all. The Regional Intelligence division supports national and international business attraction efforts, internal and external marketing, and inclusive economic development strategies with best-in-class research methodology and data analytics. The Managing Director serves as a thought leader and ensures GSP’s is a data-driven organization that innovates at the intersection of research and analysis, technological integration, and economic development.

• Oversee development and execution of GSP’s research, analysis and data strategy and activities to support GSP’s mission.
• Publicly represent GSP as the organization’s research and data expert with media and external constituency groups.
• Support business and investment attraction efforts by fulfilling essential research functions related to lead generation, site selection, business recruitment proposal development, market intelligence, and information gathering from public and private stakeholders.
• Lead on engagement with data sources, including property, business, and labor databases, CRM systems, and GIS to coordinate information necessary for RFI requests, demographic reports, labor market analyses, regional overviews, and other customized analyses.
• Create dashboards, interactive reports, and/or other data products to facilitate understanding of the regional economy and conditions for economic development.
• Produce and publish white papers, blog posts, and other content on economic data and insights including quarterly and annual reports for public and private sector stakeholders.


GSP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides a comprehensive benefits package. Qualified candidates should respond by sending a resume with cover letter via email to info@greater-seattle.org. Application deadline is August 31, 2020. For more information please visit www.greater-seattle.com/en/team/.

Executive Director, Regional Economic Prosperity, Metro Vancouver (Vancouver, British Columbia)

Metro Vancouver is looking for an Executive Director to lead the Regional Economic Prosperity service. The Executive Director will be charged with developing, advocating for and implementing the Regional Economic Prosperity Business Plan, and will be accountable for a range of matters including maintaining effective relationships with regional economic development agencies, and fostering collaboration with stakeholders such as the Regional Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee (REPAC), Invest in Canada, Western Economic Diversification and the BC Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Competitiveness. The Executive Director will utilize research and data to attract strategic investment in the region through identifying and targeting strategic partners and marketing the value proposition for investment in the region.

The Executive Director will bring a proven track record of collaborating with a variety of diverse partners and constituents to achieve mutually beneficial goals, and will be seen as credible, influential and strategic. Paramount to the Executive Director’s success will be the ability to clearly communicate and articulate expectations, priorities, and deliverables to ensure accurate and timely achievement of strategic goals, and to gain support throughout the region. The Executive Director will have a solid working understanding of the policy and infrastructure levers that support economic growth and will bring an ability to manage organizational changes, anticipate future events and identify opportunities to ensure an efficient use of resources.

As a superior relationship builder, the Executive Director brings an entrepreneurial approach, confident and approachable demeanor, and demonstrated success achieving and exceeding results through people, innovation and technology. Ideally, the Executive Director understands the complexity of working in a multi-constituent environment and excels at bringing partners into the fold to achieve shared objectives.

Email: pfm@pfmsearch.com
Application link: pfmsearch.com/executive-opportunity/metro-vancouver-executive-director-regional-economic-prosperity/


August 3, 2020

State Economist, Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (Jackson, MS)

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning has an opening for State Economist. For a detailed job description, please visit www.mississippi.edu/job. Applications may be emailed to hr@mississippi.edu or faxed to 601-432-6129.

Economic Development Manager, City of Des Plaines (Des Plaines, IL)

The City of Des Plaines (population 58,364) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Economic Development Manager. This supervisory position is responsible for managing all economic activities and private development projects including programs that facilitate ongoing business growth and managing the land use entitlement process.

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. A Master’s Degree is preferred. At least 5 years of experience in economic development or related field and 1 year of experience as a supervisor. An equivalent combination of education and experience can be substituted for any of the minimum qualifications. To learn more or apply, visit www.desplaines.org/jobs.

Economic Development Specialist, Larimer County Economic and Workforce Development, (Larimer County, CO)

This position provides professional and technical expertise related to Business Retention and Expansion (BR&E). Responsible for supporting and coordinating the Northern Colorado BR&E Partnership; connecting businesses to needed services and resources; supporting the economic vitality of Larimer County through meaningful relationships with the private sector; and serving as a resource by providing information and assistance, and by solving problems.

To learn more and apply visit: careers-larimer.icims.com/jobs/3974/economic-development-specialist/job or call (970) 498-5970.

Business Development Coordinator, West Des Moines Community and Economic Development Department (West Des Moines, IA)

The West Des Moines Community and Economic Development Department is seeking a full-time Business Development Coordinator to contribute to the growth and development of the City by promoting business retention and expansion efforts; work extensively in the preparation of Urban Renewal Plans and Amendments; work extensively in the preparation of development agreements; promote and coordinate entrepreneurship and STEAM programs and activities; and assist in the development of workforce education and job training programs.

Visit www.wdm.iowa.gov for a complete job description and to apply.

Applications due by August 21, 2020.

City of West Des Moines


Equal Opportunity Employer

Economic Development Representative, Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (OH)

This announcement is being advertised concurrently under Merit Promotion, 10863578.

This position is located in the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration, Chicago Region. This is a home based position and the selected candidate must reside in the state of Ohio.

• Assist economically-distressed areas of the U.S in stimulating industrial and commercial growth.
• Primary contact on project development activities related to assigned EDA programs.
• Advises applicants and grantees; plan, coordinate and administer grant awards for economic development investment projects.
• Analyze and communicate sound and authoritative recommendations on highly complex and sensitive economic development business/industry issues.
• Represent the agency to key government and business officials and organizations.

Travel Required
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

See full qualifications and application HERE.


July 27, 2020

Executive Director, Bee Area Partnership, Texas (Bee County, Texas)

Exciting leadership opportunity with the Bee Area Partnership. Bee County, Texas (pop. 32,500+) is positioned for growth, sitting 55 miles North of Corpus Christi, 55 miles Southwest of Victoria, and 100 miles South of San Antonio. The ideal candidate will have direct business management experience and possess a knowledge of economic development practices to promote Bee County.

3 years experience economic development/related field, bachelor’s degree required. Salary: $75,000-$100,000 plus attractive benefits.

Apply online by August 7th, 2020 bee@thenextmovegroup.com Alex Metzger, 314-421-9110

Click HERE for full job description and application!

Senior Vice President of Economic Development, Tulsa Regional Chamber (Tulsa, OK)

The Senior Vice President of Economic Development is responsible for the Chamber's economic development program designed to diversify the economic base by selectively recruiting compatible new businesses, assisting the expansion of local firms, encouraging entrepreneurship, and small business development for the Tulsa region’s economic growth.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Supervise and direct division personnel to accomplish the mission of the Economic Development Division in the areas of business recruitment, business retention and expansion, entrepreneurship, workforce, small business development and marketing. This position is also responsible for providing leadership and promoting the goals and objective of the entire Chamber both internally with staff and externally with the membership, community and other organizations and individuals with which the chamber interacts.
• Exercise budgetary control over the Economic Development Division annual budget; define division objectives; develop operating plan, including budget and manpower requirements, in compliance with Board decisions; develop divisional programs to comply with organization requirements.
• Has authority to spend or commit to spend up to the dollar limits provided on annual budget line items in aggregate within the Division, subject to these limitations: Budgetary controls and line item adjustments imposed by the President as a result of income limitations.
• Coordinate and work cooperatively with Tulsa’s Future Regional Partners, City, County, State, Native American Tribes, and other stakeholders to maintain productive relationships in order to accomplish strategic economic development initiatives.
• Responsible to assist with Tulsa’s Future fundraising and investor relations including the Tulsa’s Future Oversight Committee.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing or Finance or related field with 10 years’ experience in Economic Development.
• CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) designation preferred
• Advanced knowledge of economics, marketing and finance
• Understanding of business operations/strategies
• Sales and marketing skills, management and leadership skills

Applicants may apply at this link: https://tulsachamber.com/about/chamber-careers-and-internships/

Director – Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation (Kansas City, MO)

The Director serves as the key programmatic, operations and administrative director for the Entrepreneurship Department of the Foundation, executing the strategic vision of the Vice President of Entrepreneurship. The Director is responsible for implementing the Entrepreneurship Department’s strategic plan while building strong relationships and alignment, and establishing accountabilities for senior program officers and directors across all entrepreneurship functions to inform and influence outcomes and maintain momentum.

Full job posting and application can be seen HERE.


July 20, 2020

President and Chief Executive Officer, Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission (Albany, GA)

The Albany-Dougherty Economic Development Commission, based in Albany, Georgia, has launched an executive search for a President and Chief Executive Officer. The President is responsible for pursuing and obtaining commercial and industrial development. The Albany-Dougherty County metropolitan statistical area has a population of over 165,000 residents and is home to brand names like Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors, Coats & Clark, Georgia Pacific, Mars Chocolate North America, Pfizer and Webstaurant. The community is a regional hub for healthcare, manufacturing, transportation and education. A cover letter and resume may be uploaded at www.thechasongroup.com. For more information, contact Tim Chason at 404.735.0540.

Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director at the Mississippi State Port Authority (Gulfport, MS)

The Mississippi State Port Authority (MSPA) is seeking a dynamic individual for the role of Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director. MSPA oversees the Port of Gulfport, a bulk, break-bulk, and container seaport, located on the Gulf of Mexico. Today the Port serves as an important economic catalyst for the surrounding community and region.

The ideal candidate must be a confident, highly communicative, high-energy, inclusive, and collegial leader who has a passion for the transportation industry and State economic development issues. Prior seaport/maritime experience, while highly desirable, is not an absolute requirement. Permanent full-time residency in the Gulfport area is required.

The Officer in Charge of this search is Tim McNamara, K.C., Vice Chair & Partner and Head of Transportation & Infrastructure Practice at Odgers Berndtson.

For a detailed Position Brief including complete application instructions please visit: www.odgersberndtson.com/media/9559/mspa-ceo-position-brief_updated.pdf

The preferred method of application is by email to: Judy.Whitaker@OdgersBerndtson.com.

Odgers Berndtson is a leading global executive search firm, assisting private and public sector organizations find the highest caliber people for senior management appointments across North America and internationally.

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

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.

Apply on line at www.losalamosnm.us

Chief Financial Officer, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Madison, WI)

The Chief Financial Officer is a strategic advisor and partner to the Chief Executive Officer and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors in the mission to advance and maximize opportunities in Wisconsin for businesses, communities and people to thrive in a globally competitive environment. This role is responsible for overseeing and managing the evolution of a world-class infrastructure to support Wisconsin’s economic development network. The Chief Financial Officer has the following primary roles: 1) Responsible for financial reporting and analysis 2) Ensuring sound internal controls, 3) Responsible for overseeing the information systems and technology of the organization, 4) Responsible for WEDC’s award portfolio, including award underwriting, servicing, and program performance reporting, 5) Develops and recommends short and long-range strategic initiatives, 6) Manages the organization’s cash and investment portfolio.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
• Related professional, progressive financial experience with at least five years of executive level experience
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
• Master’s degree in related field preferred – but not required
• Government, banking, and/or non-profit experience preferred – but not required

Other Requirements
• State-wide travel will occur on an occasional basis, less than 20% of the time. Travel is anticipated to include day travel.
• This position is eligible for reimbursement according to the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This position requires the employee to provide a mobile device that allows for phone, text, and email access.

Jasen Funk:

Economic Development Specialist, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation (Rockville, MD)

The Economic Development Specialist is an exempt, full-time position and serves as a key member of the MCEDC’s business development team. Responsibilities include interacting with businesses, business organizations, and county resources to meet needs pertaining to the creation, maintenance and expansion of businesses to create a diverse, sustainable economy and long-term economic growth for Montgomery County. In addition, the Economic Development Specialist will work with the county’s small business community and perform outreach to minority and ethnic chambers of commerce and related groups, to develop partnerships and programs to support those business communities.

For more information, please visit www.thinkmoco.com/careers.