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October 15, 2018

Director of Business Development – Economic Development, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber (Oklahoma City, OK)

The Greater Oklahoma City Chamber is seeking a Director of Business Development in our economic development department to encourage the creation of new jobs and capital investment to improve the overall economy of Central Oklahoma. Director oversees the division’s business development activities (recruitment and project management) and manages related staff and budget. The Director has a visible and active role with regional partners and key influencers within the broader economic development community.

• Degree in relevant field including economic development, business, marketing or economics.
• Graduate of Economic Development Institute, status as Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or eligibility to sit for CEcD exam preferred.
• Minimum of eight years proven professional experience.
• Demonstrated project and team management experience including managing multiple projects and demands simultaneously.
• Knowledge of real estate, planning/community development, project financing, human resources and marketing helpful.
• Proven ability to close deals through solid sales and project management is critical. Experience with electronic CRM systems such as Salesforce is desirable.
• Ability to switch between manager and project lead.

Send resume and salary requirements to HR@okcchamber.com or fax to 405.297.8986 by November 15, 2018.

Business Attraction Manager, Greater Seattle Partners (Seattle, WA)

Greater Seattle Partners (GSP) seeks a Business Attraction Manager to attract investment across a range of industries into the Greater Seattle region. Reporting to the Vice President, Business Development, the ideal candidate is an experienced economic development and/or investment promotion professional eager to contribute to launching a best-in-class regional economic development organization. Key attributes include strong background in economic development, sales and business development, and a forward-thinking, collaborative, team-player style. Working in partnership with the private sector, cities, counties, ports and economic development organizations, Greater Seattle Partners will strengthen and unify the region’s economic development efforts by providing a new level of sophisticated research and data analysis, robust brand development, national and international marketing, and proactive business recruitment to drive increased investment to the region across industries and jurisdictions. GSP will focus on marketing the Puget Sound region, recruiting targeted business, using sophisticated analytics and data to tell the region’s competitive story, and engaging leadership and funding from both the public and the private sector. Drivers for the role are metrics-driven, sector-based, goal-oriented and results-focused. Submit cover letter & resume by October 28th, 2018 - workforcenow.adp.com.

Senior level Executives and Business Development Specialists, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (Frankfort, KY)

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is seeking two key senior executives to join our leadership team as well as additions to our project management staff.

• The Senior Executive for the Department for Business Development leads our Business Development team to help cultivate the economic development eco-system across Kentucky by promoting a pro-business culture and supporting new investment, job creation and retention.

• The Executive Director of the Office of Workforce, Community Development and Research is responsible for cultivating growth by developing relationships with the business community to identify and attract talent, provide leadership to regional business service teams, connect labor supply and employer demand as well as providing direction and oversight of the Cabinet’s Research Function.

• The Business Development Specialist is responsible for cultivating business development opportunities by promoting Kentucky as an ideal location for business growth, investment and job creation.

For more information and comprehensive job descriptions, responsibilities and qualifications, please visit our website at: www.thinkkentucky.com/Employment.aspx


October 8, 2018

Executive Director, Henrico County (Henrico, VA)

Henrico County is seeking an ambitious and energetic candidate for the position of Executive Director of the Henrico EDA. This position plans, organizes and directs the operation of the Henrico EDA; provides effective leadership and is accountable for sound operations and financial engagement.

Responsibilities: identify and engage potential prospects for job creation and capital investment; oversee progression of projects and engage in deal negotiations; develop and maintain relationships with existing businesses; identify opportunities for local partnerships, company, expansion, and business retention needs; seek input from local companies on business needs; build a strong working relationship with the Board of Supervisors, County Manager and staff, and regional and state stakeholders and partners; recruit, develop and retain a talented and high-performing group of professionals; manage the day-to-day operations of EDA staff; initiate, plan, implement and review a domestic and international marketing program; oversee the management of the EDA's annual $1.5 million budget.

Professional skills required: hands-on experience developing new business prospects; managing projects to successful completion; experience developing and maintaining sound working relationships with state and local appointed/elected officials and business and community leaders; strong financial management and budgeting experience; willingness to travel, including internationally; proficiency in Microsoft Office and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software; experience implementing successful marketing initiatives; demonstrated record of executing business deals, real estate transactions, project financing and public incentive negotiations; significant experience with industrial and commercial projects.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (Master's degree preferred); minimum of ten (10) years of senior leadership in the economic development arena or equivalent; OR any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Professional economic development certification (CEcD or other) highly considered.

Position closes 10/29/2018.
Apply at: henrico.us/services/jobs and search for EDA.
Contact: Paula Reid 804-501-7202

Economic Development Specialist - Business Development, City of Maricopa (Maricopa, AZ)

$57,350.00 - $82,583.00

***Please see the City of Maricopa website for full recruitment and application details www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofmaricopaaz. Applications will only be accepted via the City of Maricopa website. ***

City of Maricopa, Maricopa, AZ 85138

President, Columbia River Economic Development Council (Vancouver, WA)

The President is responsible for the continuing development of the organization's strategic direction. Each year, the President will formulate a work plan consistent with the strategic direction for adoption by the Board of Directors and then implement that plan. The President reports to the Board of Directors and is supervised by the Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee.

For full job details and to apply follow this link: bit.ly/2OqV0pf and submit your cover letter and resume to Max Ault at info@credc.org by COB on Oct 19th.

Senior Economic Development Director, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (Milwaukee, WI)

The Senior Economic Development Director is responsible for overseeing the Regional Economic Development Directors, participates in program and project development, disseminates project information and is an active participant in project-related work groups and committees for activity that occurs on the eastern side of Wisconsin.

Education and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Urban and Regional Studies, Urban Planning, Economic Development, Business Administration, related field or comparable education/experience/training.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience in economic development or related field required.
- Management experience.
- Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification preferred.

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

Jasen Funk: Jasen.funk@wedc.org
Phone: 608.210.6804

Economic Development Project Manager, St. Tammany Corporation (Mandeville, Louisiana)

This position is responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, managing, and evaluating project activities.

Responds to proposals and requests for business assistance.
Coordinates and participates in prospect visits.
Maintains inventory of available commercial and industrial buildings and sites.
Formulates incentive packages, prepares analysis and estimates of public resources and funds, and negotiates final terms.
Performs market feasibility analyses

Bachelor's degree in economic development, or a closely related field or 5-7 years of related experience. Past economic development experience preferred. Visit www.sttammanycorp.org for full job posting.

Contact: Ashley Llewellyn, 985-809-7874, allewellyn@sttammanycorp.org.


October 1, 2018

Deputy Director of Economic Development, Port Arthur Economic Development Corporation (Port Arthur, TX)

The City of Port Arthur is seeking eligible applicants for the position of Deputy Director of Economic Development. The qualified candidate will provide senior level direction, management and oversight of the City of Port Arthur’s EDC. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, managing and overseeing economic development activities and operations comprising recruitment of prospects, retaining businesses, research, marketing Port Arthur as an industry leader, and administration. In addition, the Deputy Director is charged with developing strong community relationships and providing critical analysis and insight into economic conditions to the EDC Board, City and other community stakeholders. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) Certification is preferred. An employee in this position must be a resident of the City of Port Arthur within six months of employment. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework emphasis in economics, business administration, urban planning, or a related field. The starting salary for this position begins at $70,636, annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Qualified applicants please apply at www.portarthurtx.gov, or www.portarthur.net. Please call 409-983-8218 for questions. Port Arthur is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EEO/F/H/AA/RC/ADA/V

Economic Development Specialist, Indiana Municipal Power Agency (Carmel, IN)

Indiana Municipal Power Agency, a wholesale electric generating and transmission company located in Carmel, Indiana is looking for an energetic individual to assist with promoting and facilitating economic development efforts in its member communities to foster growth of the members and of the Agency.

Responsibilities include responding to existing large customers and assisting with the development of materials to respond to potential new customers, as well as assisting with the implementation and promotion of IMPA economic development programs. This position will require strong organizational, planning and interpersonal skills and the ability to travel up to 50% of the time, primarily within the state of Indiana or to various conferences and trade shows promoting IMPA and its members. One to three years of related experience preferred. Electric utility industry experience and/or customer service experience in the Public Power industry are a plus. A Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business, is required- MBA preferred. Excellent salary and benefits package. For confidential consideration, send resume & salary history to:

Director of Human Resources
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
11610 North College Avenue
Carmel, Indiana 46032

or by e-mail to: careers@impa.com

Business Development Officers, Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston, ON)

Kingston Economic Development Corporation facilitates economic growth by working in partnership with business leaders, municipal departments, post-secondary institutions, federal and provincial ministries and agencies. Our organization’s leadership has been recognized by the Financial Times UK, who named Kingston the Number One Small City in the Americas for Foreign Direct Investment Strategy.

Join a winning team as the Business Development Officer, supporting business attraction, growth and retention.

-Collaborative and client-focused business development professional with demonstrated success in relationship building, sales, and project management
-Experience in a Senior Business Development or Economic Development role with evidence of skill progression
-Experience providing business support services to private sector clients
-Experience in and/or understanding of municipal land sale processes; regulatory and taxation aspects of business investment in Canada, and government relations at municipal, provincial and federal levels
-Exposure to, interest in and knowledge of local, regional, national and global economic trends, sectors and ecosystems
-Post-secondary degree
-Proficiency in a second language viewed preferred

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to Brenda Palmer at: bpalmer@palmercareers.com or 1.613.389.1108

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview shall be contacted.

Business Development Coordinator, City of Woodstock (Woodstock, IL)

A beautiful, historic community seeks dynamic individual for this newly-created sales position to advance the City’s strategic initiatives and broaden our community exposure to prospective developers and businesses. Position will actively seek out and engage business prospects and close deals that will result in the relocation or expansion of businesses to Woodstock. Minimum qualifications: BS in Business, Public Administration, Marketing, Urban Planning, Economic Development, Real Estate or related; 3 years related experience; excellent communications, marketing, and sales skills; valid driver’s license. $51,418 - $65,686 DOQ w/excellent benefits. See www.woodstockil.gov/hr/jobs for details. Deadline: 10/17/2018.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, Pasco Economic Development Council, Inc. (Lutz, FL)

Incumbent manages the development and implementation of the Pasco Pipeline program and all workforce-related activities, including researching, planning, marketing and facilitating the development of Pasco’s talent pipeline. Responsibilities include researching and coordinating strategies to support collaborative county-wide workforce initiatives, including regular interaction with existing businesses, educational institutions and workforce providers as well as compiling and analyzing workforce data and trends to identify opportunities that align the demand and supply of talent in Pasco County. Also responsible for the data collection, development and maintenance of the Pasco Pipeline website (a resource for employers, job seekers and workforce providers).

View details: pascoedc.com/pasco-edc-employment-opportunity . Send cover letter with resume to suzanne@pascoedc.com. Submission deadline: October 26, 2018.


September 24, 2018

Deputy County Executive, County of Fairfax (Fairfax, VA)

Fairfax County’s next Deputy County Executive will have the opportunity to help lead and oversee land use, community revitalization, transportation, public works and environmental services, and code compliance. In addition, the Deputy County Executive will play a key role in implementing a countywide Strategic Plan for Economic Success.

Requirements: any combination of education and experience equivalent to a master’s degree and at least ten years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in a complex local government with seven of these years at the executive level.

Preferred qualifications: proven experience and success in managing and resolving complex issues in the areas of economic development, land use, redevelopment and revitalization, transportation, and public work and environmental services; demonstrated experience collaborating across all areas of local government; and experience working in a complex local government and a diverse community, leading organizational change, and implementing strategic initiatives and projects. Residency is not required.

Salary range: $133,952-$223,253 DOQ with an excellent benefits package.

Visit The Novak Consulting Group at thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs to apply. Open until filled with the first review of applications on October 22, 2018.

Application submission/more information: www.thenovakconsultinggroup.com/jobs or apply@thenovakconsultinggroup.com

Vice President, Talent Development, JAXUSA Partnership (Jacksonville, FL)

Develops and leads the JAXUSA Partnership’s education and workforce development strategy to address the current and future needs of Northeast Florida employers. Leads the Chamber’s targeted talent attraction campaign. Directs the department’s financial, staff and volunteer resources to create and implement programs and services addressing these needs.

•Bachelor’s degree required; 7+ years of experience in workforce development and/or program, department or grant management required.

Apply: employment@myjaxchamber.com or visit www.myjaxchamber.com

Economic Development Manager, City of Eau Claire (Eau Claire, WI)

The City of Eau Claire is accepting applications for the Economic Development Manager position. The Manager’s role is to coordinate and administer the City’s Economic Development Program, and to present the City’s economic development efforts to the community and commercial/industrial prospects. The ideal candidate is required to have a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Marketing or similar field. Certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional or CEcD is desirable. Salary range is currently $76,262 to $88,828 annually, plus excellent fringe benefits. Position open until filled with first application review beginning September 27th, 2018. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply: www.eauclairewi.gov/jobs
More information: Kelly.shea@eauclairewi.gov or call 715-839-4921

Executive Director of Research, Outreach, and Economic Development, The University of Tennessee, Martin (Martin, TN)

The Executive Director provides visionary leadership in promotion of the university’s role in the areas of research, outreach, and economic development. As a direct report to the Chancellor, the position is responsible for oversight and compliance of sponsored programs; promotion and coordination of outreach activities and partnerships, including regional economic development initiatives, non-degree programs, and support of state and regional advocacy relations in conjunction with the UT System’s Office of Government Relations and Advocacy.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, and references electronically using the link below by October 16, 2018


For questions, please e-mail aczyz@tennessee.edu

Director of Planning and Development, County of Santa Barbara, California (Santa Barbara, CA)

Director of Planning and Development
Annual salary: $162,304 to $182,998 DOQ/DOE
Application deadline: 11/02/2018

A Bachelor’s degree in planning, public administration or a related field AND eight (8) years of administrative and/or management experience in a complex organization with responsibility for budget development and management, financial analysis, capital improvement projects, and intergovernmental liaison is required.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and six professional references to: secure.cpshr.us

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111

Online brochure: www.cpshr.us/search
County of Santa Barbara website: www.countyofsb.org


Community and Economic Development Director, City of Piqua (Piqua, OH))

City of 21,000 along the Great Miami River in Miami County seeks Community and Economic Development Director with vision and excellent leadership skills. Position reports directly to City Manager. Piqua values its historic downtown, neighborhoods, and parks along the River and Miami-Erie Canal. Salary competitive, DOQE excellent benefits. Bachelors degree in Public or Business Administration, Economic Development or related field. Demonstrated success in community and economic development and redevelopment, with respect for traditional community assets. Visit www.piquaoh.org to apply by October 19, 2018. Resumes will be subject to public disclosure. EOE.

Economic Development Manager, City of College Station, Texas (College Station, TX)

The City of College Station is seeking an experienced professional to join our team of dedicated public servants as we engage with businesses and organizations who are interested in the dynamic growth happening in our city! We are a team of accredited professionals seeking to serve a city that has over 118,000 residents, a growing number of businesses and an increasing number of visitors each year.

This position performs a variety of professional administrative functions related to Economic Development including coordinating a pro-active development engagement initiative. This position also directs and manages economic development activities including the management of high-profile development projects and direct recruitment of business prospects at the local, national and international level.

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business Management, Real Estate, Urban Planning, or related field and five (5) or more years of economic development experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. In addition, a solid knowledge of the principles and practices of planning as they pertain to development and zoning and knowledge of municipal zoning related ordinances is essential to success in this role. The ability to read maps, building and construction plans and excellent written and oral communication, project management and mediating and/or negotiating skills are also critical to success. A master's degree and AICP and/or CEdC certification are preferred.

To learn more about the position, please see the posting here: bit.ly/2xwlPy8
For more information about the City of College Station, please visit our website here: www.cstx.gov

Vice President - Talent & Workforce Development, Sioux Falls Development Foundation (Sioux Falls, SD)

The Sioux Falls Development Foundation is seeking a top-notch professional to be a part of our leadership team. This person would be responsible for the implementation of the Foundations talent attraction and workforce development strategies, particularly the Forward Sioux Falls Strategic Workforce Action Agenda. In collaboration and coordination with employers, educational institutions, social agencies, and local governments, the Vice President will lead efforts in implementation and coordination of those strategies; understand the needs of Sioux Falls employers and employees through quantitative and qualitative means; make recommendations of and, where appropriate, carry out programs that impact the quality and/or quantity of the Sioux Falls area’s workforce; and seek to influence the supply/demand of specific occupations through marketing and education to current and prospective employers/employees, recommendations to educational providers, and recommendations of best workforce practices to Sioux Falls’ employers.

10-15 years of business experience and a strong background in marketing/communications with knowledge and interest in workforce and talent development is desired. The ability to construct and implement effective marketing and recruitment plans focused on attracting and retaining talent and workforce in the region. Must be willing and able to collaborate and coordinate with various workforce partners in the region to develop an efficient, effective and well-coordinated work plan to accomplish the Strategic Workforce Action Agenda.

Salary and benefits package is very competitive including health and dental insurance, 401K, paid time off and auto allowance. Interested candidates should provide credentials to:

Bob Mundt
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
200 N. Phillips Ave., Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Executive Director, Sunflower County, Mississippi, Economic Development District (Sunflower County, MS)

Exciting leadership opportunity in the home county of Archie Manning and BB King. There is over 1.5 million sq. ft. of distribution center space occupied by SuperValu and Dollar General in Sunflower County.

Candidates for this opportunity must have an economic development education or 2 years’ experience working for a successful EDO or 5 years’ experience closing complex business deals. Starting salary: $70,000-$100,000 depending on qualifications plus county/state benefits.

Apply online by October 19, 2018 to Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716, chad@thenextmovegroup.com.

Click HERE for full job description and application! www.thenextmovegroup.com/sunflower

Development Manager, Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (Tiffin, OH)

SIEDC was established in 1983 and leads economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, -- a community that has ranked in the top ten nationally for economic development three of the last five years.

The position is an existing, permanent, full-time, salaried position which will focus on managing several economic and community development projects and programs.

SIEDC will be accepting resumes until 8:00 am, Monday, October 15, 2018. Resumes should be sent electronically to ak@senecacounty.org or by cell at 419.912.1150. See also www.senecasuccess.com, Employment.