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January 25, 2021

Economic Development Director, BEDCO (Bourbon County Economic Development Council) (Bourbon County, KS)

We are home to Fort Scott National Historical Site and National Cemetery #1. Director is responsible for retention and expansion of existing businesses, attracting new businesses complementing existing businesses, and pursuing grants. The director reports to BEDCO, a not-for-profit supported by county budgets. Bachelor’s degree in economic development, public or business administration, marketing, or finance preferred. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) desired.

For more information, contact Gregg Motley: 620-215-6411. Job description available upon request. Send resumes to gmotley@banklandmark.com. Applications accepted until position filled. BEDCO is EOE.

Executive Director, Lisle Economic Development Partnership (Lisle, IL)

Lisle, Illinois (pop. 23,440). This new leadership position offers an opportunity to serve in a foundational and strategic role with the execution, planning, and implementation of efforts in fostering economic growth through a recently established public/private economic development (501 C 6) organization, the Lisle Economic Development Partnership (LEDP). The partnership is dedicated to expanding economic opportunities across an array of business sectors to further the sustainability of the community for residents and businesses.

For position announcement and online application visit www.GovHRjobs.com or click here: https://govhrusa.applytojob.com/apply/FQriE98hIe/Lisle-Economic-Development-Partnership-Executive-Director

Business Attraction Strategist, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

ICR Iowa (Iowa City-Cedar Rapids) – The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) metro is home to almost half a million people, the University of Iowa, and internationally recognized industries like Collins Aerospace, ACT, Quaker Oats and General Mills. We offer short commutes, award winning public schools, and affordable homes. Our communities are vibrant and boast unique attractions, exciting events, specialty shopping, dynamic art scenes, outdoor recreation, and a large variety of restaurant and nightlife options -- big city amenities without some of the big city hassles.

The Business Attraction Strategist is a senior level position reporting directly to the President. This position leads all regional economic development efforts to attract targeted interstate commerce employers to the region.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and deploy business attraction sales strategies focused on targeted industry clusters
• Work with the regional joint venture, ICR Iowa, on business attraction marketing to targeted industry clusters
• Assist other team members with existing business expansion and retention, workforce development and other projects for which business and partner relationships you have might benefit the project
• Support client inquiries, site visits, incentive submissions and other tasks
• Submit outstanding, comprehensive, regional project proposals
• Build strong and positive relationships with local economic developers, brokers, partners and stakeholders
• Leverage key partner strategies and resources to increase impact
• Share relevant project opportunities with local economic development partners and assist them, as needed, on information submission and project support through project completion
• Analyze and share industry cluster and workforce data that can drive business attraction strategies
• Represent the Economic Alliance and ICR Iowa region at economic development trade shows, conferences, events and meetings, coordinating out-of-state headquarters visits when applicable
• Share information with team and input relevant data to internal systems
• Collect and report strategy metrics to share progress with partners and stakeholders

Required Skills and Abilities:
Desired candidate must demonstrate the ability to contribute to organizational and community transformation. They should be a dynamic, agile, energetic and creative leader with proven results. They should be good at building strong working relationships and demonstrate superior customer service. Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills are required. This position requires occasional statewide and national travel.

Bachelor’s degree is required with preference for advanced degree. 5-7 years of senior level experience developing and leading economic development initiatives is required. CEcD preferred but training/coursework in pursuit of certification or equivalent experience accepted.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Audrey Wheeler at awheeler@cedarrapids.org by February 15, 2021. We strongly encourage qualified minorities to apply.

President/CEO, Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC (PA)

Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC (PA) President/CEO – Jorgenson Consulting has been retained for this executive search. The CEO will provide high-profile leadership, vision and strategic direction and executing the overall mission. The CEO’s primary responsibilities include strategic and operating planning with the Board; assuring financial strength through budget management and all funding sources; leadership of staff; developing and maintaining solid working relationships with members, community, elected/appointed city officials; representation at events and meetings; serving as primary media and public relations representative for the organization. To apply, nominate or request a detailed opportunity profile email Todd Jorgenson at Harrisburg@jci-inc.net

Economic Development Program Manager, Invest Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia)

Invest Atlanta seeks a Business Retention & Expansion Program Manager who will assist with commercial, office, and industrial development as it pertains to business retention and expansion; coordinating data analysis and research activities of the Economic Development Department; writing and coordinating grant writing activities on behalf of the department; supporting the attraction and retention of domestic and international businesses; and supporting small business development initiatives.

Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to Minorities, Females, Disabled and Veterans are encouraged to apply.


Vice President of Marketing, Victoria Economic Development Corporation (Victoria, Texas)

Exciting opportunity responsible for internal and external marketing of the organization along with public relations and directing research activities for special projects.

Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent work experience in industry related field, IEDC certification is a plus, 5 years of economic development experience, social media account management experience required. Salary: $90,000-$100,000 plus benefits and bonus potential.

Submit resume and writing samples to victoria@thenextmovegroup.com by Tuesday February 16, 2021 at Noon CST. Brittany McCoy, 504-615-7174

Click HERE for full job description and application!

Business Development Manager (Commerce Specialist 3), Washington State Department of Commerce (Seattle, WA)

Washington State Department of Commerce is seeking a Business Development Manager within the Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness. This position will create and deploy the agency's aerospace business development strategy to increase business recruitment and investment to the State of Washington's aerospace and space clusters and work to expand and retain existing aerospace businesses throughout the state. The role of Business Development Manager is to increase capital investment to the state through an aggressive strategy of business outreach, participation in key events, such as Paris Air Show and Farnborough Air Show, and collaboration with statewide economic development partners. This position works in close conjunction with the Governor's Aerospace Sector Lead and the OEDC's International Trade Aerospace Program Manager in executing against the aerospace strategy.

This position is located in our Seattle office, but we are currently working from home due to Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

Please see the full recruitment posting for more details about this position. Applications will only be accepted via www.governmentjobs.com website.


January 18, 2021

President, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce (New Braunfels, TX)

The Chamber is seeking an experienced executive to replace its long-time President, who is retiring. The CEO is a critical partner in local and regional economic and tourism activities and oversees multiple professional services agreements with the public and private sector. The CEO will supervise a staff of 17 and over a $3 million Chamber budget. Serves as the strategic leader, public face, and spokesperson.

For a full job description and submittal, Click Here.

Business and Industry Manager, Prosper Portland (Portland, OR)

Prosper Portland is the economic and urban development agency for the city of Portland. We focus on building an equitable economy by carrying out a comprehensive range of economic development programs that support traded sector industries and small businesses, foster equitable and inclusive businesses in the region, and create jobs for Portland residents.

Working at Prosper Portland offers a rare opportunity: to be an integral part of a dedicated team that guides the city in its aspiration to become one of the most globally competitive, equitable, and healthy cities in the world.

The Manager of Business & Industry will use their skills to support a dynamic team, strategize for industry cluster development, and foster and enhance collaborative partnerships with public, non-profit, and private sector partners. This role places you at the helm of an innovative and experienced team. As a thought partner and coach, you will support the team in developing and implementing best/emerging practices and programs that foster traded sector growth, support vibrant, competitive and inclusive industry clusters, provide middle wage jobs for priority communities, and equitably grow the Portland economy.

The ideal candidate will possess strong self-awareness, sharply honed management and team building skills, an intuitive ease with broad engagement across varied sectors and industries (both public and private), cross-cultural relationship and bridge building, and a passion to find smart solutions for complex issues.

Applications must be submitted at http://prosperportland.us/for-job-seekers. Questions can be forwarded to Melissa Cordial at cordialm@prosperportland.us

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), MTEC SmartZone (Houghton, Michigan)

The search for the Michigan Tech Enterprise Corporation SmartZone (MTECSZ) Chief Executive Officer is underway.

The ideal candidate has experience leading and mentoring business development, working with start-ups and accelerators, and is able to manage high-performing teams. MTECSZ has a strong relationship with Michigan Technological University built around transferring technology developed at the university. Your ability to translate basic research into commercialization opportunities is key.

Starting annual salary of $120,000-$150,000 plus health, dental, prescription drug, vision coverage, paid holidays and vacation time, retirement plan, disability insurance, and relocation assistance.

If you're an accomplished business leader and able to relocate and reside in Michigan’s Houghton County, consider this opportunity to join a thriving community. To learn more or apply, please visit https://mtecsz.hirescore.com/job/ceo/ or email jody@stangds.com

Director of Economic Development, City of Hutto (Hutto, TX)

Hutto, Texas, (29,000 pop.) ideally situated along the SH-130 corridor and close to both downtown Austin and Round Rock’s high-tech manufacturing/assembly center is seeking its next Director of Economic Development. The Director will report to the City Manager and work closely with the EDC/CDC Board to provide Hutto with economic growth, new corporate investment, and facilitating the expansion of existing businesses/industries. Key qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in economic or business development.

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

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


January 11, 2021

Executive Director of Economic Development, Octagon Consulting LLC (Union County, SC)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Executive Director is responsible for leading initiatives to secure opportunities for economic and business development, increase employment opportunities, and enhance the quality of life for citizens of the community. Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

- Influences and builds relationships with prospects, consultants, company decision makers, and media sources; establishes and strengthens relationships with stakeholders, elected officials, and partner organizations.
- Develops and implements short and long-term business development plans as well as gathering of information for presentations, statistical reports, and recommendations to achieve goals and objectives.
- Implements initiatives and activities to facilitate business attraction to broaden the County’s industrial base and coordinates activities throughout the location process.
- Analyzes existing economic situations relative to business attraction; monitors and evaluates effectiveness of efforts and initiatives.
- Conducts market research, data analysis, and project planning for the purpose of business attraction; inputs information and maintains files.
- Directs, plans, and manages finances of the County Development Board; submits budget proposal to the County Supervisor on an annual basis for review/approval.
- Identifies and analyzes industrial sites and buildings to determine quality prior to and during promotion; responsible for maintenance, landscaping, and improvements of the industrial site portfolio.
- Makes recommendations in negotiations, prepares and processes documents to include contracts, agreements, and request for proposals/qualifications.
- Develops and implements an integrated/strategic marketing and communication plan to advance the County’s visibility and competitiveness; generates prospects through lead generation activities and coordinates prospect visits/activities.
- Manages the County Website and social media by positioning the organization as relevant and positive.
- Provides information and makes presentations to councils, boards, commissions, civic groups, businesses, and the public on economic development issues, services, and plans.
- Prepares graphics, charts, tables, and promotional activities for economic development activities and/or prospects.


Vice President of Economic Development, Florida’s Putnam County Chamber of Commerce (Putnam County, FL)

Exciting opportunity responsible for organizing and implementing an economic development program to promote the growth and development of the County’s economic base.

Strong communication skills, strong analytical skills, self-starter, proven marketing and sales skills chamber experience. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Real Estate, Economic Development, Public Administration, Marketing or related filed preferred. Salary: $65,000-$80,000 plus benefits and bonus potential.

Submit resume to putnam@thenextmovegroup.com by Tuesday January 26th, 2020 at Noon CST. Brittany McCoy, 504-615-7174

Click HERE for full job description and application!

President/CEO, Southwest Michigan First (Kalamazoo, MI)

Jorgenson Consulting has been retained for this executive search. Founded in 1999, SMF is an organization of privately funded economic development advisors who act as the catalyst for economic success in Southwest Michigan. SMF is recruiting a President/CEO with the credentials and leadership to create and realize a vision that enables the region to achieve its economic and community growth objectives through the continued growth of disposable income. A high-profile role, with capability of strengthening and expanding the strong alliances with regional leaders. To apply, nominate or request a detailed opportunity profile email SMF@jci-inc.net

Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development, Village of Richton Park (Richton Park, IL)

The Village of Richton Park (Richton Park, IL) is seeking a talented, experienced and motivated individual to join their team as an Assistant Director of Community & Economic Development.

Salary range: $75,000 – 84,000 +/- DOQ

Candidates should apply online at www.richtonpark.org with cover letter, resume and contact information for five (5) professional references. For a full detailed job description please click on the following link HERE. The position is open until filled.


January 4, 2021

VP Economic Development, Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) (Madison, WI)

VP will be responsible for all aspects of economic development services in the 8 county MadREP region including attraction, BRE, international efforts, sector development and oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation programs. Reports to CEO.

Bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience in economic or community development are essential. Masters and CEcD preferred.

Send resume and cover letter to Jason Fields at Jfields@madisonregion.org or Paul Jadin at Pjadin@madisonregion.org

Economic & Community Development Associate, Hawes Hill & Associates LLP (Houston, TX)

Hawes Hill & Associates seeks a creative, tech-savvy, energetic individual with a background in community development and/or economic development and an interest in problem solving and implementation of solutions. The position requires a critical and resourceful thinker with knowledge in data collection and analysis, graphic and written presentation of information, active use of social media for community engagement and a proven interest in building community prosperity and identity. The successful candidate has a thirst to learn, enjoys a collaborative team approach, and seeks to make a genuine difference with every project and in every community we touch.

• Gather, compile, and analyze data necessary to understand and interpret economic, social, physical and fiscal conditions of special areas, communities or the impacts of potential projects/programs.
• Visit field sites to gather facts and data, conduct investigations, engage the client or stakeholders, and make professional observations.
• Interpret, summarize and convey information through text, tables, graphics and infographics.
• Utilize social media and online engagement resources as tools for outreach, gathering information, building consensus, presenting information, and community branding.
• Develop materials for presentation and publication.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

• Collection and interpretation of data, as well as statistical and observational analysis.
• Use of social media and online platforms as a resource for community engagement and economic and community development activities.
• Community branding.
• Illustration/graphic, presentation and desktop publishing software
• Knowledge of current technology and resources for purposes of data collection/analysis and project research.
• Creative problem solving.
• Writing and presenting information.
• Skill in in coordination with outside organizations, entities, and individuals

• Bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, public relations, marketing, or a related field
• An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training may be considered.

SALARY RANGE: $45,000 to $65,000, depending on qualifications and experience

Please contact L. Susan Hill, Senior Partner at shill@haweshill.com with questions or to provide a letter of Interest along with a resume for consideration.

For more information about the position, please visit: https://haweshill.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/HHA-CandED-Associate-12292020.pdf