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December 9, 2019

Executive Director, Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (Waterloo, NY)

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency, located in the Finger Lakes area of New York, seeks a full-time Executive Director to lead the agency’s economic development strategy.

The Executive Director plans, organizes, and implements efforts related to business attraction, expansion, and retention. Responsibilities include agency leadership and oversight as well as updating and revising the agency’s economic development strategy as necessary and overseeing its implementation. Guided by the economic development strategy, the Executive Director negotiates and structures financial assistance to eligible businesses in accordance with state mandated authority and takes projects from inception through closing. The Executive Director oversees grant and contracts management, former Seneca Army Depot and any other commercial property matters, agency accounting, finance, risk management, compliance, and budgeting. Ability and willingness to travel necessary.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s preferred) and at least five years of experience in public sector economic development including continuing professional development in various aspects of economic development and management.

Starting salary including full benefits will be commensurate with experience.

Full job description available on IDA website at: www.senecacountyida.org

Please forward a resume with cover letter by January 17, 2020 to:
Seneca County IDA
One DiPronio Drive
Waterloo, NY 13165

Or email to: k.kline@senecacountyida.org

Economic Development Vice President, Midland Business Alliance (Midland, MI)

Seeking experienced candidates to fill a newly defined Economic Development Vice President position. This position reports to the President of a multi-organizational business alliance in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Experience in successful planning, organizing and implementation of economic development functions is a must. Focus will be in business attraction, retention and expansion; talent recruitment and development; innovation; and entrepreneurship.

Qualifications must include excellent written and oral communication skills and comprehensive knowledge and experience of economic and community development issues. A Bachelor’s Degree with 7 years work experience in a related field and a successful work record is required.

Submit resume to search@ith1.com on or before December 13, 2019. Salary commensurate with experience. A complete job description will be supplied to qualifying candidates.

Managing Director, Business Development, Washington State Department of Commerce (Seattle, WA)

The Washington State Department of Commerce, Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness (OEDC) is hiring for their Managing Director of the Business Development Unit in Seattle. This position oversees management of business recruitment, retention and expansion and all industries for the state and is responsible for leading Commerce's global efforts to attract businesses to the state, helping our existing businesses expand or retain their operations here, to ultimately drive investment and job creation throughout the state. For more information and to apply, please visit www.careers.wa.gov and search by King County and the Department of Commerce. Or you may contact Lindsey Henderson at 360-725-2650.

President/CEO, Cheyenne LEADS, Wyoming (Cheyenne, WY)

Exciting executive opportunity in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Cheyenne LEADS represents the Wyoming capital Cheyenne and Laramie County, part of the Cheyenne MSA (pop. 98,000+). Cheyenne LEADS has an impressive deal making history and plans to continue their current momentum. Cheyenne LEADS seeks a collaborative leader who can also bring new ideas to the table.

Candidates must have minimum 6 years’ management experience and an expertise in economic development. Starting salary: $150,000-$180,000 plus competitive benefits. Apply online by January 7th, 2020 to cheyenne@thenextmovegroup.com. Alex Metzger, 314-421-9110 Click HERE for full job description and application!

Chief Planner, City of Allentown (Allentown, PA)

The Chief Planner performs supervisory and professional level planning duties in the administration of the City's Comprehensive Plan, and other areas as assigned. Performs difficult City planning activities involving extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning.


A. Develops, monitors and reviews the work of staff planners;
B. Assists in the preparation and implementation of the City's Comprehensive Plan;
C. Conducts short, medium, and long range planning studies involving community and economic;
D. Compiles data and prepares and edits reports for submission to the Planning Director;
E. Prepares materials and documents for the preparation of Capital Improvement Programs;
F. Attends meetings of regional, state and national planning organizations as directed by the Planning Director;
G. Researches and analyzes land use, economic, social and community impact information as it relates to various planning issues;
H. Reviews and recommends departmental response to various land use and rezoning applications and prepares amendments to land use and development ordinances;
I. Prepares applications for and administers various grants and manages consulting contracts;
J. Performs related work in the fields of city planning and community development;
K. Provides quality and effective customer service with courtesy and understanding to our customers, citizens and internal departments;
L. Utilizes GIS software to produce base and thematic maps as needed.


Education and Experience:

A. Considerable professional experience and graduation from a college or university of recognized standing with a Master's Degree in city or regional planning, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities;
B. Member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Planners preferred

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

A. Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of urban and/or regional planning, including basic techniques of statistics, economics and sociology;
B. Ability to direct the preparation of various planning studies and draft legislation
C. Ability to perform technical research and give reliable advice on planning problems;
D. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both in writing and orally;
E. Ability to supervise the work of professional planners.
F. Good judgment;
G. Ability to work with computers; proficient with standard data and word processing software;
H. Experience in using GIS software such as Arc GIS;
I. Good physical condition.

Economic Development Director, Kershaw County (Kershaw County, SC)

Exciting leadership opportunity in Kershaw County, South Carolina. Located in the heart of South Carolina, Kershaw County is part of the Columbia MSA (pop. 800,000+).

Kershaw County has invested in significant economic development assets and desires a leader who can close deals with industries that create substantial capital investments.

Minimum 5 years’ economic development experience and Bachelor’s in business, economics, marketing, or related field. Starting salary: $100,000-$110,000 plus County benefits. Apply online by January 8th, 2020 to kershaw@thenextmovegroup.com. Chad Chancellor, 504-648-7716

Click HERE for full job description and application!

President, Greater San Marcos Partnership (San Marcos, TX)

The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is seeking an experienced, energetic and highly motivated economic development professional to lead efforts in positioning Hays and Caldwell Counties for job creation and new capital investment. Officing on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos, this leadership position will require a dynamic and visionary professional who can set the tone of the organization’s work and be an important voice for the two-county region. The GSMP is a public-private partnership with more than 120 investors from the public and private sectors, located in the heart of one of the most dynamic and fast-growing corridors in the country between Austin and San Antonio, Texas. The organization’s program of work is driven by a five-year strategic plan and has seen success in regional efforts through announcements like Amazon’s fulfillment center, Best Buy E-Commerce Sales Center, Smile Direct Club, Urban Mining, Epic Piping and VFT Technologies to name a few. The ideal candidate should have 10+ years of experience leading an economic development organization. Bachelor’s degree is required; Masters preferred. To view the full opportunity profile, please visit www.greatersanmarcostx.com/careers or https://greatersanmarcostx.com/sites/default/files/files/GSMP%20President%20Opportunity%20Profile(1).pdf

Contact: lisalloyd@txstate.edu

Agency Director, Business Oregon (Salem, OR)

We are looking for the next leader of Business Oregon, someone who has the leadership, skills, passion, and drive to create prosperous opportunities for all Oregon communities, in both the metropolitan and rural areas of our state. Our next leader must have the skills and ability to build relationships and engage with veteran, women, and minority owned businesses and entrepreneurs to help them bring their visions to life here in Oregon.

What you will do!

As the Agency Director for Business Oregon you will have the opportunity to serve as a representative of the Governor in determining direction and policy in areas with economic impact to the state. You’ll work closely with elected officials on critical business development within the state of Oregon and lead the development of the 2018-2022 Strategic plan for the agency which lays out five critical priorities. Those are:

• Grow small- and middle-market companies
• Cultivate rural economic stability
• Innovate Oregon’s economy
• Advance economic opportunity for underrepresented people
• Ensure an inclusive, transparent, and fiscally healthy agency.

What we are looking for?

Experienced executive leader who has the ability to distill big ideas into daily operational performance goals.

Your exceptional communication skills will be critical as you meet with diverse communities of stakeholders, the public, internal staff and colleagues from across the state.

You will thrive as you employ your ability to foster an environment of equity and inclusion where all can bring their whole selves to work and thrive.

Accountability is a strength of yours as you work to develop a culture of internal and external partnerships that work towards shared outcomes.

Your abundance of emotional intelligence will aid you as you meet with an array of communities and work with staff daily to achieve the agency’s desired goals.

How to Apply?

1. Submit a resume that clearly demonstrates your experience and/or education to meet the needs of the position.
2. Submit a cover letter describing your interest for the role of Director of Business Oregon. No more than two pages.


December 2, 2019

Business Development Director, Choose New Jersey, Inc. (Newark, NJ)

Choose New Jersey, Inc., a non-profit economic development organization, is looking for a qualified candidate to fill the role of Business Development Director (BDD). The Business Development Director assists the Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) with lead generation activities to build and develop the economic development initiatives of Choose New Jersey. This role is the primary responsibility and lead contact for all business attraction and retention activities in New Jersey’s key focused industry sectors.

- Directs BD team on all business lead generation activities.
- Performs business lead generation and economic development work. Work involves conducting industry/business analyses and preparing responses for requests for information. Performs research and detailed analyses of focused industry sector.
- Assists with the attraction and recruitment of business and industry to New Jersey and serves as Choose New Jersey’s designated representative with prospective clients. Works with Chief Business Development Officer to identify resources and incentives, conduct discussions and negotiations to secure new business and collaborations.

- Bachelor's degree required in related studies
- At least 7 years of experience in economic development or related field
- Economic Development Certification preferred
- Must possess a NJ driver’s license and a valid passport

For full job description and to apply, visit: www.choosenj.com/about-us/career-opportunites/.

Pre-Vacancy Announcement: Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services, National Institute of Standard and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking an experienced executive to serve as the Associate Director for Innovation and Industry Services (ADIIS).

The position reports directly to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director and leads NIST’s externally facing partnership efforts, including the:

- Baldrige Performance Excellence Program
- Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- Office of Advanced Manufacturing (Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office)
- Technology Partnerships Office (Office of Research and Technology Applications)
- Small Business Innovation Research Program

One of four career Senior Executive Service officials advising the NIST Director on strategic issues and matters affecting the entire institution, the ADIIS is the principal executive responsible for partnerships with industry. The incumbent oversees a staff of 100 and a budget of $170 million.

The ADIIS has responsibility for enhancing successful transfer of new technologies from NIST’s world-class research laboratories to commercial markets, for reporting governmentwide on the impacts from the nation’s $150 billion federal investment in research, and for coordinating technology transfer policy development and implementation through a network of interagency tech transfer bodies.

This position requires superior judgment, initiative, creativity and leadership and the ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of professional colleagues and external partners. Outstanding communication skills are essential.

The position entails significant decision and policy making responsibilities and requires the highest levels of ethical conduct and impartiality in the performance of duties.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

- Comprehensive industry connections and knowledge of the full range of technology transfer activities and practices, from legislation to implementation, and of the utilization of regional innovation ecosystem assets such as business incubators and private investment funds.
- Demonstrated experience in policy development and management of programs that promote U.S. industrial competitiveness through advanced manufacturing.
- Demonstrated skill in leading large and complex organizations, involving interactions with high level public and private stakeholders.

NIST is in the midst of a comprehensive review and updating of many elements of its planning processes, operations, communications and culture. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to engage in this process to help enhance NIST’s already strong reputation as a high impact, outstanding place to work. The effort is focused on ensuring a forward-looking workforce, strong infrastructure, effective operations and an inclusive, equitable and family-friendly culture.

The candidate must be committed to NIST’s core values of:

- Perseverance: NIST takes the long view to use science and imagination to create positive impacts for its stakeholders.
- Integrity: NIST personnel aspire to be ethical, honest, independent and objective.
- Inclusivity: NIST works collaboratively and values diversity of people and ideas to attain the best solutions to multidisciplinary challenges.
- Excellence: NIST applies rigor and ethical thinking to achieve world-class results and continuous improvement in everything it does.

About NIST

Founded in 1901, NIST is a nonregulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce, with the mission of promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

NIST employs about 3,400 scientists, engineers, technicians and support and administrative personnel on its Gaithersburg, Maryland, and Boulder, Colorado, campuses. NIST also hosts about 3,500 associates from academia, industry and other government agencies, who collaborate with NIST staff and access user facilities. NIST’s FY2019 financial resources exceed $1 billion. To learn more about NIST, visit our website at www.nist.gov.

NIST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation or disability.

Interested candidates must apply via www.usajobs.gov once the vacancy announcement opens, which is expected to be early December. The Selecting Official is the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director.

The salary range for this position is $127,914-$192,300 plus eligibility for pay adjustments and bonuses (Senior Executive Service position). Relocation expenses may be paid.

Interested candidates are encouraged to consult the OPM website for further information about SES qualifications: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/senior-executive-service/reference-materials/guidetosesquals_2012.pdf.

U.S. citizenship is required.


November 25, 2019

Deputy Head, Investment Promotion, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) (New York, NY)

(Salary starting at $6,083.00 to $8,835.00 per month)

Applications are invited for the position of Deputy Head, Investment Promotion at the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO), New York.

Reporting to the Head, Investment Promotion, he/she will be responsible for identifying, attracting and supporting companies to set up or expand in Hong Kong by engaging in strategic planning and execution of investment promotion activities, visits to top level executives of leading companies and providing assistance to potential investors in the 31 eastern states under the purview of HKETO in New York.

- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, preferably in international business, international economics, or international marketing. A higher degree would be an advantage.
- Minimum of 3 years of international sales and/or business development experience, preferably in foreign direct investment promotion or economic development.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills in English,
- Broad knowledge of the business environment of the eastern US and relevant working experience is important. Experience of living and/or doing business in Hong Kong would be an asset.
- Eligible to take up employment in the US.

Two-year contract on non-civil service contract term with the possibility of extension.

10% end of contract gratuity to be paid upon satisfactory completion of the employment contract. Other benefits include medical coverage and annual leave.

Interested applicants are invited to send a covering letter with full curriculum vitae, and copies of academic qualification certificates/transcripts and available references from previous employment to:

By post: Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, Attn: EOM, 115 East 54th Street, New York, NY 10022
By email: jobs@hketony.gov.hk
Application closing date: 13 December 2019; 5:00 pm local time

Late applications will not be accepted and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Community and Economic Development Manager, Alliant Energy (Ames, Cedar Rapids, or Des Moines, IA)

Innovative. Driving business and community growth. If these words describe your aspirations, then Alliant Energy has the right opportunity for you. Our Community & Economic Development Manager role is looking for someone who can live our Values by giving them the chance to be innovative in how we reach our industrial/commercial customers, driving opportunities for them to grow and helping them make positive impacts in the communities we have the privilege to serve.

This position can be based in one of the following Iowa locations: Ames, Cedar Rapids, or Des Moines. Apply online today at www.alliantenergy.com/careers to position #4531BR.

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

The Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation is seeking a VP of Business Development. Under the direction of the President & CEO, the ideal candidate must possess a demonstrated expertise in business attraction and recruitment, a collaborative work style, and an unparalleled work ethic.

Core responsibilities include:
- Economic Development Program Management
- Business Attraction, Retention and Expansion
- Lead Generation and Product Development

Minimum Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in economic/ community development, urban planning, project management, construction, or related field.
- Three years’ experience and thorough knowledge of principles, practices and processes involved in community and economic development.
- Ability to present accurate work with a strong attention to detail in a high pressure, fast paced environment.
- 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 $95,000 DOQ.

To apply, send resume and letter of interest to info@fayedc.com.

Review of resumes will begin December 2nd with position remaining open until filled.

President and CEO, Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Columbus, GA)

Greater Columbus GA Chamber – President and CEO. The Greater Columbus Georgia Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization with 1,200+ members formed almost 170 years ago to be the voice of business in West Georgia. The President and CEO reports to the Chair of the Chamber’s 26-member Board of Directors and is also a member of the 6-member Executive Committee of the Board. The CEO will have a key leadership role in creating, directing, and influencing policy development and economic development functions. To nominate, apply or request an opportunity profile please email at ColumbusChamber@jci-inc.net.


November 18, 2019

Senior Manager of Economic Development, City of Raleigh (Raleigh, NC)

Equitable Economic Development is one of the City of Raleigh's strategies to achieve the vision: Prosperity for All.

The City's Office of Economic Development & Innovation seeks an experienced Economic Development Senior Manager who will contribute greatly to this vision. This class is the third level in a three-level Economic Development Series leading the City's incentive policies and retention, expansion and attraction of business and industry efforts. Incumbents provide advanced journey level professional business retention and economic development work and are considered subject matter experts with the highest level of knowledge, providing consultation to other City staff, to management and external partners.

Work includes informing and leading strategic deployment of economic development policies and incentives; building relationships with existing businesses; addressing urgent business concerns and issues; ensuring open and responsive communication between the community and local businesses; developing proactive retention strategies and responding where there is a risk of closure; increasing the competitiveness of local businesses, job growth and new business development; and assisting with special projects. As assigned, incumbent may serve as project lead, assigning work and monitoring work completion or may supervise professional, paraprofessional and/or support staff including conducting performance evaluations, coordinating training, and implementing hiring, discipline and termination procedures.

Hiring Range: $51,822.00 - $90,000.00

Typical Qualifications


Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration, Community Planning & Management or directly related field and five years of progressively responsible and related experience with a preference for management and supervisory experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.


Depending on assignment, some positions may require:

• Valid NC Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record.
• Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) or willing to gain certification.

For full job description visit: www.governmentjobs.com/careers

Development Services Director, City of De Pere (De Pere, Wisconsin)

The City of De Pere, located in the Green Bay metropolitan area, is seeking a Development Services Director to oversee the City’s economic development program to promote the growth and development of the City’s economic base, assist in the retention and expansion of existing businesses, and vigorously seek out new businesses for the City. This position oversees the functions of the Economic Development, Planning, Zoning, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Building Inspection divisions.

Salary: $97,801 - $133,182

To view full position details and apply, please visit our website: www.de-pere.org.

Business Retention and Expansion Manager, Bloomington-Normal EDC (Normal, IL)

Advances the mission of the BNEDC by building relationships with local businesses, presenting economic development resources for expansion and reporting data from business interviews.

• Interview local business leaders
• Accurately enter data from interview findings
• Prepare and present analysis of business data trends
• Track and present available economic development incentives and resources
• Answer and follow-up on all economic development business inquiries


• Associates or bachelor’s preferred
• Minimum of five years’ experience preferred
• CEcD preferred

For full job description visit www.bnbiz.org/job-postings/ or call (309)452-8437

Project Manager, Bloomington-Normal EDC (Normal, IL)

Advances the mission of the BNEDC by managing Economic Development projects and initiatives.

• Answer Project Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) and Requests for Information (RFI’s)
• Create Project RFP’s and RFI’s for Economic Development initiatives
• Track available sites and buildings
• Assist prospects with site selection
• Learn and present zoning requirements and building codes
• Track and present available economic development incentives and resources


• Bachelor’s degree required
• Five years’ experience required
• Master’s degree preferred
• IEDC CEcD preferred
• Community Development Corporation experience preferred

For full job description visit www.bnbiz.org/job-postings/ or call (309)452-8437

City Manager, City of DeSoto (DeSoto, TX)

The City of DeSoto, Texas seeks a visionary, personable, and progressive servant leader with a dedication to providing exceptional public service to serve as its new City Manager. The successful candidate will be a fiscally responsible manager with thorough knowledge of municipal finance and budgeting. DeSoto's City Manager must have a strong business acumen and experience with economic development, community development, planning, or redevelopment, in order to lead the City through the process of attracting new commercial development. Please apply by 12/12/19 at 5pm CST. Please visit bit.ly/SGRCurrentSearches for full job profile and to apply.