Under direction of the Director of Economic Development, this position is responsible for the strategic execution and leadership to implement an existing plan for the continued development of the economic goals of the city. This position will oversee and manage the day-to-day programs supporting the city’s economic development strategic plan and ensure successful implementation of the plan.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduate degree (M.B.A., M.A., etc.), plus 5 years related experience and/or training, and 3 years related management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Possesses valid Texas Class "C" license when hired Valid Texas Driver's License. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Anna.
PREFERRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Graduate of the Basic Economic Development Course is preferred.
Performs highly responsible, management level work directing the City's Economic Development initiatives and programs. Under general direction of the City Manager, responsible for the management and direction of the municipality’s efforts and responsibilities to attract, retain, and expand businesses in Fulshear, and serves as Staff liaison between the City’s Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations (Type A & Type B), City Council, and the Fulshear business community. The City’s general economic development policies are prescribed by the City Manager and City Council. The incumbent operates with considerable independence, requiring the exercise of sound judgment and initiative. Supervision is exercised over the Economic Development Coordinator, and shared support staff assigned to or performing economic development-related tasks.
Essential Duties and Responsibilites * Assists in the management, development, implementation, and direction of special programs and initiatives utilizing available economic development tools to foster growth and the diversification of the local tax base, in line with the City’s overall Economic Development Strategic Plan as approved by City Council. This may include marketing and related strategies for retaining current businesses and attracting new businesses to the City of Fulshear. Carries out updates periodically, as necessary * Develops, reviews, revises, and implements the City’s Economic Development Strategic Plan as directed by City Council * Administers the City’s Economic Development programs within its jurisdictional boundaries, monitoring requirements in connection with such programs, and guiding the development of other incentive programs, as appropriate * Maintains and controls departmental budgets following adoption by City Council and Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations * Develops and administers the City’s business retention and expansion program. Generates reports on data maintained on request from City administration or City Council * Manages process of organizing monthly meetings of the Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations, including posting agendas and minutes * Maintains contacts with local, regional, and state development partners, local businesses, Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations, and area Chambers to stay informed of economic development programs and related opportunities for the City of Fulshear, as well as the EDCs * Serves as liaison for commercial entities as required through the City’s development process. Coordinates efforts with the City’s Planning & Development Services department and other City services, as necessary * Serves as City’s Economic Development contact for the business community, Economic Development Sales Tax Corporations, Chamber of Commerce as well as regional, state, and federal agencies * May represent the City at public meetings and informational meetings with public and private groups as required * Serves as the technical advisor to the City administration, staff, and City Council on Economic Development. Writes, or edits and approves, research analysis and reports on all economic development program applications, annual reports, plans, and legislation * Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential * This position is considered essential during a natural or manmade disaster and/or a catastrophic event. This position may be required to provide service or perform duties for the benefit of the public and continuity of City operations. These may include services or duties different from those performed in the usual course and scope of this position
Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: Work requires possession of a bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred) in business administration, finance, public planning, economics, marketing, public administration, or a related field, and at least seven years of progressively responsible professional and/or managerial experience in economic development; or any equivalent combination of acceptable education and experience and the following:
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities * Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and standards applicable to economic development in Texas. * Ability to prepare effective and accurately detailed economic development legislation, reports, and correspondence. * Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing and to make effective presentations to professional, business, and citizen groups, and to City Council, boards, and commissions. * Proficient in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite (or similar programs), social media platforms and tools, web content management systems, GIS or data analytics software, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and real estate research applications. * Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees, other governmental agencies, members of the business community, and the public.
Licenses, Certificates, and Other Requirements * Valid Texas Driver's License; * Professional Certification in Community or Economic Development from an accredited agency * Must pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and MVR check
Nestled at the crossroads of the Rio Grande Valley just 20 miles from the Mexican border, the City of Harlingen is known for its diverse businesses, natural beauty, and incredible quality of life. From shopping to hunting, hitting the town or heading out to the coast, this community of just under 72,000 residents has something for everyone.
The City of Harlingen operates under a council-manager form of government, with all powers and authority of the City vested in the elected City Commission, made up of five members. The Development Corporation of Harlingen, Inc. (dba Harlingen Economic Development Corporation) was organized in 1990 following the citizens’ vote to approve establishing the HEDC as a Type A Texas nonproﬁt corporation for the purpose of promoting and developing new and expanded business enterprises in the City. The HEDC has assisted a variety of projects, including manufacturing, distribution, corporate ofﬁces, medical, educational and retail developments, which have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment and thousands of new jobs. It has also won several awards from the Southern Economic Development Council for its marketing activities. The HEDC is governed by a five-member Board of Directors appointed by the Harlingen City Commission. The Mayor and City Manager serve as ex-officio board members.
The new executive director will coordinate, manage, direct, and oversee the City’s economic development activities and operations and provide administrative support to the HEDC. They will work under the policy direction of the Development Corporation, City Commission, and federal, state, and local laws. The HEDC is searching for a visionary and strategic leader ready to guide development in a city on the move. Candidates should be excellent communicators and negotiators, skilled economic developers who work collaboratively and understand that success is built upon strong relationships throughout the organization and the community.
Please apply online: http://www.governmentresource.com/recruitment-employer-resources/open-recruitments/harlingen-tx-edc-executive-director
For more information on this position contact: Marsha Reed, Sr. Vice President Strategic Government Resources MarshaReed@GovernmentResource.com 806-789-9641
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in economic development, finance, economics, public administration or a related field, with a master’s degree preferred. Candidates should also have at least six years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, including two of management and administration experience. Professional certification as an economic developer is preferred, as is experience in local government and working with an Economic Development Corporation. Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.
The Greater San Marcos Partnership (GSMP) is a nationally recognized and award-winning regional economic development organization whose mission is to positively impact the economy of Hays and Caldwell Counties through the attraction of high-quality jobs and investment. The GSMP is a 501(c )6 organization with an annual budget of $2 million which acts as the economic development contractor for the City of San Marcos, Hays County and Caldwell County and works with nine other communities in the two-county footprint.
A close-knit team of ten economic development professionals work to implement a five-year economic development strategic plan called Vision2025 which drives the organization’s program of work. The strategy focuses on marketing & promotion, business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, small business and entrepreneurship, workforce development, and quality of place.
The GSMP is seeking an experienced, focused and highly organized professional to lead the internal operations and day-to-day functions of the organization. Located on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos, this senior leadership position will be official second in command within the growing organization.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) reports to the President & CEO and supervises the GSMP’s three department heads. Although this is an internal facing role, the individual must be comfortable building key relationships: include elected officials, local business executives, site selection consultants, corporate prospect executives, regional partner organizations, higher education institutions, workforce training partners, public and private sector investors, and the media.
The COO provides the internal organizational leadership, personifying the organization’s core principles of accountability and transparency. The role will be a trusted partner to ensure all operational goals are achieved while continuing to build on the excellent internal team culture and extremely high levels of output and organizational success.
Key Responsibilities * ▪ Strategic thinker who understands and maximizes operational management with a diverse team in a fast-paced work environment * ▪ Strong knowledge of finances, measurement, and management of resources to support the broader mission of the organization * ▪ Depth of experience in management, fostering meaningful collaborations across the organization, developing staff and building methods of accountability * ▪ Provide key oversight and management of finances, control expenses while helping support organizational growth and development, strong budget management skills and accountability * ▪ Knowledge of nonprofit management; Government contracting and reporting * ▪ Lead a team of senior leaders through challenges and opportunities in a diverse array of community, public and private challenges * ▪ Work closely with the President & CEO to execute the strategic priorities of the organization while balancing the day-to-day management * ▪ Ability to represent the organization externally, as needed.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * ▪ Extensive experience (At least 5 cumulative years) managing operations for a growing organization of similar size and scope. * ▪ Demonstrated ability to manage a complex organization, prioritize multiple projects, meet quality and timeliness standards, and complete projects efficiently. * ▪ Experience with and demonstrated results managing finances and budgeting. * ▪ Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex ideas in an easy-to-understand and engaging manner. * ▪ Evidence of strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities with success in highly data-driven environments. * ▪ Demonstrated success in supervising a team of professionals and assessing their performance for organizational success. * ▪ Demonstrated experience working with multiple jurisdictions, stakeholders, and others to achieve a common goal. * ▪ Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information, while keeping projects on task.
Education & Experience * ▪ Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, or related field required. Master’s is preferred. * ▪ Ten or more years of experience in a leadership role within a business or like organization
Salary range - $120,000 to $130,000 plus benefits. Benefits include: Medical/dental/Vision benefits paid 100% for employee, 401K, 3 Weeks of Paid Time Off, Annual bonus consideration. Relocation assistance may be considered.
Applicants should send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Summary Responsible for developing, implementing and administering the City’s business development, expansion and retention programs, initiatives and projects. Also responsible for developing and implementing economic development marketing initiatives. The incumbent works in close collaboration with other city departments, various community entities and stakeholders.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
* 1. Develop, implement, administer and test the City’s business development and expansion programs, projects and activities with applicable City staff. * 2. Develop, implement and administer the City’s target industries program, strategies and initiatives. * 3. Work one-on-one with local business and real estate professionals to identify, develop and implement plans to expand Garland’s non-residential tax base. * 4. Serve as a proactive problem-solver for challenges faced by the City’s business stakeholders. * 5. Coordinate and promote the City’s existing real estate assets, incentives and programs to better encourage private investment that advances the community’s development priorities. * 6. Cultivate, support and develop financial and non-financial partnerships with various public and private sector entities to secure additional investment in the community. * 7. Serve as a liaison for the City’s business development functions to other divisions, departments, and external entities as needed. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints. * 8. Prepare technical reports and conduct private and public resource analysis needed to bring about quality development in accord with various community plans and desires. * 9. Collaborate with the Public & Media Relations Department for marketing initiatives * 10. Assist the Director and other members of the Economic Development team in creating policy reports, ordinance amendments, presentations and other written documents for the department. * 11. Assist with the growth and expansion of existing companies by processing incentive applications and assisting with development review and entitlement processes. * 12. Promote and support investment in the City’s identified catalyst areas. * 13. Supervise and manage assigned staff and assist in their long-term professional success.
Minimum Qualifications * Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Geography or related field * 5 years of professional experience working in economic development * Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Preferred Qualifications Education/ Experience: * Master’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, Real Estate Development, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications or related field * 5-7 years professional experience in economic development and/or community reinvestment * 2 years supervisory or management experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Comprehensive knowledge of economic development, real estate investment, urban revitalization and finance principles, programs and applications * Extensive knowledge of local, State and federal laws, ordinances and practices in regards to development programs * Developed knowledge of business development and expansion techniques and resources * Developed knowledge of planning, coordinating and managing complex projects * Sophisticated knowledge of supervisory and managerial practices and techniques * Skill in Microsoft Office (including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) * Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally * Ability to perform effective public outreach, marketing and investor recruitment which secures public and private sector resources
Licenses and Certifications * Valid Class C Texas Driver's License * Physical Requirements / Work Environment * The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards; occasional outside work.
Category: Full - Time Status: Open Salary: Min: $ 72,230 - Max: $ 108,349; DOQ Closing: Until filled
Responsible for directing, coordinating, and administering economic development efforts, including targeting new development efforts, such as new business, retaining and expanding existing businesses, facilitating programs to enhance economic development and job growth, and serving as liaison between prospects and the City.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direction from the Assistant City Manager Exercises indirect supervision to departmental administrative staff
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Development of market research objectives to help the organization meet its strategic goals.
Directs and participates in the development and implementation of economic goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
Negotiate development agreements.
Develops funding support and administers grants as authorized.
Serve as the liaison to boards and commissions including TIRZ and PID.
Prepares and maintains a list of local businesses to be contacted for possible expansion/retention.
Prepares reports, including charts and graphs, and presents recommendations for action plans to management.
Receives inquiries from business firms, manufacturers and others interested in establishing or expanding industry in the City; responds to specific requests for information relating to the suitability of the City for particular business or industry; solicits new businesses for La Porte; performs research to find the business and recruit individuals and agencies to move to La Porte.
Assists in the development of business plans for the retention and/or expansion of local businesses.
Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with the business community and public.
Makes policy recommendations and develops appropriate policies, programs, and ordinances to further the goals of revitalizing Main Street.
Research market intelligence databases to examine, analyze, and compile statistical data.
Perform related duties as assigned.
For indefinite periods of time - mobility within an office environment; writing; walking; typing; sorting; sitting; seeing; filing; reading; decision making; clarity of hearing; communicating clearly and effectively, in person and by telephone; fine finger manipulation; operation of office equipment, computers, copiers, fax machines, telephone, and a motor vehicle through city traffic.
Knowledge of practices and methods of economic development
Excellent presentation, verbal, and written skill
Skilled in grant writing and administration
English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Modern office methods, procedures, and equipment and business letter writing
Record keeping principles and procedures
Get along appropriately with co-workers and the public
Understand the organization and operation of the City and of outside agencies as necessary to assume assigned responsibilities
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
Work in cooperation with other departments, City officials, and outside agencies
Research administrative and departmental policies, laws, and rules
Type at a speed necessary for adequate job performance
Operation of a word processor/computer terminal may be required
Compose correspondence independently
Compile and maintain complex and extensive records and files
Analyze situations carefully and adopt effective courses of action
Understand and carry out oral and written directions
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Public Administration, Business Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university. Three years related experience.
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Active professional certification or the ability to obtain certification through relevant entities such as Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC), Main Street America Institute (MSAI), or other comparable entities is strongly preferred.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that required of the employee for this job.
The City of La Porte is an Equal Opportunity Employer of qualified candidates.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Marketing and Placemaking Manager will be responsible for developing and executing an economic development marketing strategy and managing leads and proposals. This includes the redesign and maintenance of the Richardson Economic Development website, social media management, and all marketing materials and collateral. In addition, the Marketing and Placemaking Manager will work in collaboration with other City departments to promote the arts, music, festivals, and events, particularly in the CORE District.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Under Economic Development Director’s leadership, develop and execute a new economic development marketing strategy for Richardson. Manage production of collateral materials, including community profile, aerial map, promotional items, etc. Manage the redesign and maintenance of Richardson Economic Development website. Manage Richardson Economic Development’s social media accounts. Work in collaboration with other City departments to promote the arts, music, festivals, and events, particularly in the CORE district. Work in collaboration with other City departments to manage wayfinding in CORE district and Richardson IQ. Manage implementation of CORE events. Develop a mailing list of economic development stakeholders and produce economic development newsletter. Serve as manager for prospect leads under Director’s leadership. Develop and deliver presentations to Richardson employers and community partners. With support from team members and Planning department, maintain community business and demographic information, including site and building availability, wages, taxes, labor market, transportation, educational attainment, area utility rates, and demographics. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, advertising, graphic design, communications, public relations, economic development, business or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in marketing or communications, preferably in economic development or with a city government. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, social media, and other graphic design software. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Proficiency in English language. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Manager will be responsible for promoting entrepreneurial activity in Richardson and assisting with finding commercial space for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Richardson IQ. This person will foster the growth of Richardson’s innovation ecosystem and help position Richardson as the premier tech hub of North Texas.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Under Economic Development Director’s leadership, serve as key contact for entrepreneurial activity in Richardson and assist with finding commercial space for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the Richardson IQ. Serve as liaison for Richardson IQ businesses. Manage IQ HQ facility and programing, and serve as “spokesperson” and effective storyteller for the Richardson IQ. Oversee implementation of the Smart Cities initiative in Richardson. Collaborate with UT Dallas through its IQ Program Coordinator to foster the relationship between UTD and City of Richardson in the Richardson IQ. Create business accelerator program in Richardson. Collaborate and develop relationships with the North Texas innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem, including college and universities, investors, accelerators, Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Richardson Chamber of Commerce, etc. With support from research partners, maintain community data pertaining to startup and funding activity, patents, etc. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in business administration, entrepreneurship, finance, economic development, economics or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) or Entrepreneurship Development Professional (EDP) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, entrepreneurship or ecosystem building. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Strong foundation of key business principles and ecosystem building. Preference given to candidates who have had experience as an entrepreneur. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Proficiency in English language. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.
Under general administrative direction of the Economic Development Director, the Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a proactive business retention and expansion program, building relationships with the Richardson business community and regional workforce development partners, and developing and executing BRE events.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Develop and maintain a database of existing Richardson businesses. Develop and implement a proactive business retention and expansion (BRE) program with established goals for business visits and outreach. Develop a system to track BRE activity and track activity. Develop a “toolkit” to help Richardson businesses stay and thrive in Richardson. Understand basic business principles in order to communicate with Richardson businesses and evaluate their needs. Manage BRE projects. Collaborate with educational institutions (UT Dallas, Dallas College, Collin College, Richardson ISD, Plano ISD, etc) and workforce partners (Workforce Solutions, Texas Workforce Commission, etc.) to identify and implement workforce development needs and opportunities in Richardson. Develop relationships with community organizations and stakeholders (Richardson Chamber of Commerce, Dallas Regional Chamber, etc) and synergistically match Richardson businesses with resources. Plan and execute BRE events such an employer appreciation events, business and industry roundtables, and others. Develop and deliver presentations to Richardson employers and community partners. With support from team members and Planning department, maintain community business and demographic information, including site and building availability, wages, taxes, labor market, transportation, educational attainment, area utility rates, and demographics. Communicate courteously and effectively with other employees, city officials, the business community, contractors, developers, and the public in person, in writing, and by telephone ‐ sometimes in stressful situations. Effectively represent the City in professional organizations, governmental agencies, and outside activities as needed.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, DEGREES, CERTIFICATES, AND/OR LICENSES:
Bachelor’s degree required in city or regional planning, public administration, economic development, business or closely related field; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation preferred. Texas Driver’s License required.
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS:
Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, preferably BRE and workforce development. Excellent public speaking, writing and presentation skills. Attention to detail, promptness, and ability to work in deadline-sensitive environments. Familiarity with basic business principles and language. Proficiency in English language, computer applications and other technology. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and respectfully interact with team members and Richardson community.
Under general supervision of the EDC Vice President, the Economic Development Manager of Business Development is responsible for development and implementation of proactive business development including business attraction programs and activities to encourage new investment, business, and jobs to Frisco. This position will help foster growth of Frisco’s existing corporate and industrial ecosystem and coordinate with the City of Frisco on establishing Frisco as a major national hub for corporate offices, headquarters, and tech activities. This project management role requires an action-oriented, risk-balanced self-starter who can advance existing and new economic development prospect opportunities to become successful business expansion and relocation employers for Frisco.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
** Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties:**
Oversees the development and implementation of targeted business attraction activities and programs to reach prospective companies through qualified national and international business development leads.
Plans and executes targeted national and international business development meetings, webinars, and recruitment trips; coordinates with members of FEDC’s Business Development Team as needed.
Manages engagement with key organizations focused on technology and innovation, including but not limited to local and regional resource providers, accelerators, trade associations, schools, colleges, and universities.
Stays current on issues and trends that affect economic development partners, companies, and investment activity; maintains a pulse of general economic development priorities and trends.
Develops and maintains professional business relationships with clients, brokers, consultants, site selectors and allies regionally, nationally, and internationally through personal contact and participation in professional industry related organizations.
Assists with the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan for the Frisco EDC that includes vision, goals, and objectives on a regional, national, and international basis.
Coordinates with the EDC Business Development Team, Research Specialist, and Marketing Team to help craft and implement a sustainable strategy to grow Frisco’s corporate and industrial base.
Implements operational plans that include role clarity, accountability, resourcing, and trackable performance indicators.
Assists Research Specialist with completing due diligence on prospects and background information to prepare for business development meetings and special events which promote Frisco.
Conducts promotional and informational presentations to market Frisco to targeted audiences.
Responds to and manages responses to inquiries and conducts follow-up with personal contact and written communications and completes targeted sales calls to national and international prospects including hosting of meetings, visit and tours with business prospects and allies.
Makes business connections which help advance EDC’s goals by fostering relationships between Frisco prospects, investors, corporates, schools, colleges, universities, business and innovation ecosystem stakeholders, resource providers and other similar enterprises.
Provides reports to the EDC’s President, Vice-President and others as directed by the EDC President.
Compiles demographic and economic data to respond appropriately to inquiries and requests.
Analyzes trends and conditions that will impact Frisco and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions.
Identifies areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness and business climate of the community.
Coordinates and implements programs in conjunction with the Business Development Team, Research Specialist, and Marketing Team to generate prospect leads, uses professional services contracts with qualified lead-based company to increase and sustain business development efforts to targeted industry clusters both nationally and internationally. Supports Marketing Team for researching, evaluating, and managing sponsorships/interactions/follow-up of targeted events Serves as an effective storyteller, presenter/speaker at relevant local, regional, and national meetings and events, as well as online forums. In coordination with the Business Retention & Expansion Team assists existing employer companies to facilitate the retention and expansion of their national and international business. Assists in creation of appropriate asset promotion on Frisco EDC website and other marketing materials, messaging, and content with international translations for key languages. Coordinates with Research Specialist and Business Development Team to build and maintain a database of businesses and major employers in Frisco. Coordinates with Research Specialist to build target lists of highly reputable, well-admired, and sustainable companies for Frisco’s proactive business development outreach efforts. Assists with the development and implementation of an economic development strategic plan for the Frisco EDC that includes vision, goals, and objectives on a regional, national, and international basis. Coordinates with Marketing Team to create targeted collateral, messaging, and execute campaigns. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with the FEDC staff and city officials, executives, and department directors.
**Other Important Duties: **
Assists regional universities, colleges, and schools in providing support to corporate and industrial employers and ecosystems.
Attends and represents the FEDC at certain events, functions, meetings, and conferences. Attends City and industry events on evenings and weekends as necessary. Participates in community affairs as necessary to enhance the organization’s professional image. Travels to attend meetings, conferences, and training; may travel internationally. May be required to work extended hours, evenings, and weekends. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of attracting headquarters, corporate offices, tech, research & development, and light industrial firms; passionate and credible.
Knowledge of professional economic development principles, practices, and procedures.
Knowledge of business site selection principles, practices, and methods for effective project management to convert business prospects into successful wins (landed projects as new employers).
Knowledge of City and EDC management policies and procedures helpful, but not required.
Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations relating to general governmental management and economic development.
Knowledge of principles and practices of public relations including methods of business development, marketing, and implementation.
Knowledge of financial tools available on a local, state, and national level that benefit a company or FEDC.
Proficiency in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware, and software applicable to area of assignment.
Proficiency in oral and written communications. Skill in strategic planning with the ability to understand the big picture and align priorities with broader goals and measurable outcomes. Skill in critical thinking skills with the ability to analyze projects, situations or statements and determine their validity. Skill in appropriate handling of politically sensitive and confidential information. Skill in organizing, prioritizing, tracking, and managing multiple assignments, projects, and tasks. Skill in contract negotiation and administration. Ability to work under deadlines and stressful situations. Ability to conduct training, communicate at panel discussions and make professional presentations. Ability to provide professional customer service practices and procedures. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Ability to resolve problems quickly and effectively. Ability to handle sensitive and confidential business and client information. Ability to be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of job-related contacts. Ability in the willingness to be a team member with ability to be a team leader as needed on special assignments and projects.
**Education, Experience, and Certifications/Licenses: ** Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Public Administration, or related field, and three to five (3-5) years’ experience in economic development or equivalent combination of education and experience. Preference may be given to students or graduates of the Economic Development Institute or similar programs. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and motor vehicle records check. Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver’s License.
Summary The position assists with the promotion of the economic development strategic goals to expand and retain business and industry to ensure the City of Brenham’s economic vitality. Coordinates research and assists with existing commercial and industrial businesses as well as prospects, including maintaining databases of businesses, commercial property, and project pipelines, gathering and analyzing data, and conducting site visits.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Establish and maintain relationships with existing businesses and prospects to communicate the economic development goals and objectives from initial contact throughout their tenure in the City, • Conducts business retention and expansion (BRE) visits with area businesses according to a schedule determined with the Director; • Responsible for monthly and annual reports of BRE activity, and uses discretion when immediate escalation on feedback from a visit is required; • Responsible for the database of all existing businesses in the community and provides support and training for secondary users of the system; • Develop and implement emergency response communication network with existing businesses; • Facilitate workforce development initiatives including partnerships with Texas Workforce Commission, Blinn College, School Districts and local employers; • Coordinate workforce attraction programs including job fairs, recruitment website, workforce attraction advertising, and other creative solutions to assist local employers to recruit and retain top talent; • Implement systems allowing developers, brokers or potential prospects to easily identify land, buildings, and commercial lease availabilities in the City; • Responsible for maintaining and updating information on the economic development website in conjunction with the website developer; • Responsible for maintaining an active social media presence for the economic development organization following best practice guidelines of the City of Brenham; • Prepare data analysis and other information in response to inquiries about local economic development activities and opportunities; • Participate in short- and long-range economic development plans including gather, interpret, conduct research, and prepare data for studies, reports, project proposals; • Monitors prospective grant-eligible projects in regard to applicable regulations and approval criteria; • Maintains accurate records of all economic development incentive awards and participates in the annual compliance review of active incentive awards; • Gathers information, analyzes, and prepares progress reports on development projects; • Build relationships and effective channels of communication with both elected and staff representatives of local, state, and federal governments to advocate for business-friendly policies; • Maintain positive relationships with economic development partners including, but not limited to Brenham Economic Development Foundation, Washington County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, Blinn College, and local school districts; • Assists the Director with boards and committees, including maintaining agendas and minutes, and establishing a calendar of all upcoming board and committee meetings; • Assists the Director with managing vendor relationships for economic development support services; • Maintains confidentiality when handling communications and documents; • Assists with monitoring the departmental budget and expenditures;
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work marketing, communications, or business administration, plus three years of work experience preferably in the economic development or local government field, or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Knowledge Of General management principles; computers; budgeting, purchasing, and accounting principles and procedures; standard office practices and procedures; City code of ordinances and policies in specific areas of assignment; courteous and professional telephone etiquette; computers; and standard office practices and procedures.
Skills/Ability To Strong personal and professional integrity. Skilled at building coalitions. Ability to maintain productive and positive relationships with economic developers, stakeholders, public officials, business leaders, and the general public. Excellent communicator possessing well developed interpersonal skills. Collaborative leader and skilled negotiator. Innovative strategic thinker and committed to excellent customer service. Advanced knowledge and skills in office equipment such as computer, fax, and copier, Microsoft programs such as Excel and Outlook, handle multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Valid Texas driver’s license. Completion of both the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and Business Retention and Expansion Coordinator (BREC) certification within one year of employment.
The Pasadena EDC is currently accepting applications for the Economic Development Manager position. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Economic Development Manager will oversee the implementation of redevelopment efforts in the second largest city in the Houston MSA. The ideal candidate is an initiative-taker with excellent personal skills that can build consensus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Designs and implements redevelopment program operations, strategies, plans, and procedures from ground-up.
- Proposes, analyzes, recommends, and acts upon federal, state, and local grants, regulations and ordinances which will affect or enhance economic development projects.
- Prepares financial and technical analyses, economic and fiscal impact reports, and other planning and real estate analyses for consideration by EDC board and/or City Council when redevelopment projects and or public investments are proposed.
- Provides oversight and direction to consultants, volunteers, staff working on Redevelopment Projects.
- Works closely with a diverse range of individuals to understand and integrate, potentially competing, interests to reach a mutually beneficial outcome.
- Effectively communicates on policy and economic matters with Pasadena's diverse range of communities and leaders.
- Works simultaneously on projects with a variety of deadlines and time constraints. Interdepartmental coordination for all Redevelopment Projects.
- Creates and negotiates public/private partnerships through (re)development agreements, and evaluates the appropriate level of public investment, public financing, and other assistance to facilitate private investment in the city.
- Develops Requests for Ideas, Requests for Proposals and/or Requests for Qualifications for EDC-supported projects.
- Ensure projects are consistent with the EDC's Strategic Plan as well as other City priorities.
- Provide technical assistance to Business, City staff, EDC Board, and Council regarding redevelopment opportunities, economic and market analysis, and implementation strategies.
- Coordinates and provides recommendations regarding redevelopment project activities, including real estate acquisition and disposition, relocation, demolition, building construction and rehabilitation, property management, and public improvements.
- Develops and maintains a database of vacant and underutilized commercial buildings and properties for potential (re)development.
- Communicates regularly with the business, real estate, and builder communities to market potential development opportunities, provide information about EDC incentives and to understand the current markets within Pasadena.
- Provides support to Director- due diligence, technical assistance, reports, and presentations.
- Strong understanding surrounding the politics of economic development.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & LICENSES:
REQUIRED: Bachelor's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Economics, Business, or related field. Four (4) years of related professional experience. Valid Texas Drivers License. PREFERRED: Master's Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Public Policy, Economics, Business, or related field. Seven (7) years of related professional experience. Previous experience in local economic development and/or planning.
Killeen is a growing city of 160,000 population and primary city of the Killeen-Temple MSA (475,000). It is the home to one of the largest military bases in the country, US Army Base Fort Hood. Killeen hosts two growing colleges, Central Texas College and Texas A&M University – Central Texas, as well as several others within commuting distance. The city is one of the most diverse populations in the state bringing an array of cultures to the region. The Texas hill country setting among two major lakes makes for a great outdoor lifestyle. Killeen is the largest city between Dallas and Austin and is positioned to reach all the major Texas markets in a few hours.
The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is a private, non-profit 501(c)6 organization that provides vision, leadership and support to business and community leaders to create economic prosperity in the dynamic growing central Texas region. The Chamber is tasked with providing staff leadership to several development efforts including the Killeen Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) and Killeen Industrial Foundation (KIF). The Vice President of Economic Development is a senior member of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and provides leadership support to the KEDC and KIF. The position reports to the President of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce.
Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of economic development principles and practices including marketing, real estate, research, industrial recruitment, and business retention & expansion programs. They should have a strong background in recruitment of high value businesses to help diversify the area and achieve community success at the next level. Experience working with technology-based industries is a plus.
The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail-oriented, and skilled in preparing responses to business inquiries including working with local partner agencies. This individual must possess excellent interpersonal and writing skills and think creatively about ways to assist all partners in a growing the local economy. They should function well in a fast-paced, small office environment and understand budget management. They must have experience in out of market travel and representing a community in a professional manner.
Job duties: Research and compile Killeen demographic and economic data in advance of and in response to inquiries from prospective businesses
Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis.
Develop and implement initiatives for attraction and expansion of target industries. Work in concert with the Chamber communications manager to develop information for the Killeen EDC website, marketing materials and social media.
Support the President in the development of the annual budget.
Represent Killeen at public, social and business functions.
Assist in the management and marketing of the real estate offerings of Killeen Economic Development Corporation, including buildings and business park sites.
Develop and maintain quality relationships with regional commercial real estate professionals, national site selectors and staff of the Texas Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism.
Prepare proposals, conduct presentations, and site tours for economic development prospects.
Demonstrate integrity by maintaining the confidentiality of all information that may be shared by partners in the economic development process.
Always represent Killeen and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce in a professional and diplomatic manner.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; preference for background in marketing, business, or a related discipline.
Five years experience in economic development, business attraction or experience within as a marketing professional.
Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred. Minimum level of completion of Basic Economic Development Course.
Knowledge in business management and marketing, market analysis, relevant municipal processes and/or financial management.
Strong, effective sales background with proven results.
Ability to gather and manage large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner. Demonstrated reporting, data analysis and research skills.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to present accurate information with a strong attention to detail in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.
Creative and strategic-thinking abilities.
Strong organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects and the flexibility to adjust to changes.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
Experienced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, Google Earth, Salesforce, Impact Datasource and other tools.
A valid driver’s license.
Overview Provide operational and administrative support for numerous programs of the association. The ideal candidate will enjoy a career in non-profit and association work and the opportunity to grow the role by taking on more responsibility for sole management of certain programs and services.
As a small staff association, all employees have the opportunity to be involved in many programs and services. The Program Coordinator’s role is to assist with implementation of many of the association’s programs and services from the ground up and which will be integral to the success of the organization.
Outline of Duties and Responsibilities (subject to change depending on workflow and staff changes) * Membership – provide administrative support for member services, including database management, billing, collections, reports, and other duties as needed * Customer Service – answer inquiries and provide assistance related to membership, events, programs and services by email, phone and in person as required * Finance – assist with bookkeeping functions such as deposits, posting payments, invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable and other financing related matters as needed * Events – assist with event management and implementation of live and online events, including pre and post event functions (venue selection, catering, audio visual, preparation of materials, attendee and speaker coordination, financial matters), including onsite event management (travel required) * Board and Committees – assist with management of the board and committees as required * Political Action Committee – management all aspects of the TEDC’s PAC, including member relations, financial members, fundraisers, reports and filings * Website and Database – assist with updating the organization’s website, manage member database, post jobs and news, and general duties related to the organization’s website and database * Operations – assist with general operational function of the organization including answering phones, office management, organization of equipment and supplies and general duties as required * Awards – assist with management and implementation of three award programs * Special Programs – assist with management and implementation of the mentorship, leadership and other future programs * Other – special projects as needed related to strategic planning, surveys, grants, Team Texas
Compensation & Benefits * Position: Full-time, salaried, exempt * Salary Range: Commensurate with experience * Benefits: Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, life insurance, paid-time-off, paid holidays, 401-k retirement plan (after one year), paid parking
Office Hours: Normal business hours, generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (occasional additional hours for live events)
About the TEDC The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.
We provide information, educational and legislative services to more than 940 members representing more than 600 public and private economic development organizations. Our objective is to support the economic growth of Texas and develop strategies that promote a positive business climate in our state.
Requirements The Program Coordinator position does entail administrative functions and the ideal candidate should have skills well suited for providing quality customer service to members. The Program Coordinator should have strong communication and organizational skills, be a team-player, be friendly and sociable, have a strong work ethic, ability to multi-task and have a desire and passion for non-profit and association work. The Program Coordinator should have experience with member databases ideally, and an understanding of how a professional association functions as a business.
Experience * 5+ years of administrative and customer service experience * Experience with Microsoft Office Products * Experience with non-profits, associations or member based organizations preferred * Event planning experience a plus * CRM database experience a plus * Willing to travel as needed for live events
Under the direction of the Assistant City Manager the Community Development Manager provides collaborative and progressive leadership and oversight for the Community Development Department, which includes Building Permits, Code Enforcement, and Economic Development. The position also works closely with the contracted City Building Official to handle Planning and Zoning items.
The position serves as the lead economic development position in the community and will be charged with creating the city’s first ever economic development plan. Once the plan is adopted the position will be charged with organizing, planning, developing, measuring, leading, communicating and implementing the plan.
Please click on the below link for more details: Community Development Manager
Position Requirements Five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public sector capacity with a primary focus on planning and zoning, economic development, code enforcement or similar.
Supervisory experience is preferred.
Master’s degree with major course work in public administration, urban planning, or related field is required.
*Relevant experience and/or education may be substituted for education requirements.
We welcome and appreciate your interest in employment with the City of Corpus Christi. We are an equal opportunity employer; no information obtained during the recruitment or selection process is intended for any discriminatory purposes.
This position is an Exempt Salary position at pay grade 313
Non-rotating 40-hour work week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; must be available to work additional hours as needed
Who May Apply?
All persons legally authorized to work in the United States
Under general administrative direction this position is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Economic Development department, including small business development, infill development, redevelopment, tax increment financing zones, economic development corporations, and industrial districts.
· Manages the development and implementation of department goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for each assigned service area; establishes, within city policies, appropriate service and staffing levels; allocates resources accordingly
· Acts as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager’s Office, elected officials, boards and commissions, and outside agencies; explains, justifies, and defends department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and complex issues
· Manages and participates in the development and administration of the department budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; directs the monitoring and approval of expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary
· Briefs and advises City management, the Mayor, and City Council regarding economic development and redevelopment projects, small business, tax increment financing zones, economic development corporations, and industrial districts in person and through written reports
· Participates in the development and administration of the budget for the tax increment zones, economic development corporations, and industrial districts
· Collaborates with the City Manager, the Mayor, and City Council to define and articulate economic development vision, goals, strategies, and policies to formulate and implement strategic plans appropriate to the needs of the city and its citizens
· Educates economic development clients on City processes and helps facilitate the development process while working with City staff to balance the needs of economic development, permitting processes and City standards
· Assesses the local and state economy for strengths and weaknesses to assist in strategy formulation and program development; prepares and implements special strategies and action plans in marketing/promotional efforts for priority economic development areas of the City
· Develops, coordinates, and implements strategies and programs to promote the City of Corpus Christi to outside business interests
· Develops and manages programs to assist new and expanding businesses in identifying resources and to provide financial incentives to encourage companies to locate in priority areas
· Develops and negotiates agreements between the City, private developers, and other governmental entities for economic development projects
· Coordinates assigned activities with other City departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager’s Office
· Performs other duties as assigned
· Requires Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS)
· Master’s Degree preferred
· Minimum of 10 years of experience
· A valid driver's license is required. Successful out-of-state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire.
Certifications, Licenses or Other Requirements
· Certified Economic Developer (CeCD) or Economic Development Finance Professional certification preferred at time of hire
· CeCD certification required within 3 years of hire
Non-rotating 40-hour work week, Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Must be available to work additional hours as needed.
Who May Apply?
All persons legally authorized to work in the United States
The Business & Economic Development Coordinator coordinates and implements economic development projects and programs that support small and medium business development, retention, and expansion efforts. Responsible for overseeing the City’s economic development corporations and tax increment financing zone activities and creating awareness of available resources. Will work cooperatively to support other economic development, redevelopment or capital improvement programs or projects of the City of Corpus Christi.
** Responsibilities **
· Lead and support efforts to update, create and implement City economic development policies that facilitate economic development, small business assistance, and incentive programs
· Develop communications designed to keep the general public, media, neighborhood groups and employees informed of City economic development programs, accomplishments and projects
· Oversee development and implementation of new policies and programs to support improvement of quality of life, investment, and development for the City
· Work cooperatively with City economic development team, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation, and the Downtown Management District on the recruitment and retention of businesses across the city
· Educate economic development clients on City processes and help facilitate the development process while working with City staff
· Create and oversee small business development program
· Oversee and coordinate activities of the City of Corpus Christi’s Type A Corporation Board, Type B Corporation Board, Tax Increment Zone Boards and North Padre Island Development Corporation
· Create, review and post agenda memorandums and documents for board and corporation meetings
· Lead efforts for any renewals/amendments to documents relevant to the board or corporations including creating new tax increment zones, public improvement districts, or other economic development structures
· Identify needs of existing companies, develop programs to support companies, and encourage local expansion of jobs, annual payroll, and capital investment
· Attend various functions, meetings, and events as representative of the City of Corpus Christi
· Perform special projects; compile, analyze, and summarize data to prepare reports, present and justify recommendations for identified alternatives
· Maintain and update records, files, and reports
· May be asked to perform other duties as assigned.
** Certifications, Licenses or Other Requirements**:
· Certified Economic Developer (CeCD) certification preferred
· Entrepreneurship-Led Economic Development (EDP) certification required within (3) three years of hire
· Requires a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred
· Minimum of (4) four years of related of experience
· A combination of education and pertinent experience may be considered
· A valid driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire
Will lead the community development, marketing, and social media programs for San Benito Economic Development Corporation (SBEDC). Ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, detailed oriented team player and excellent communicator responsible for providing expert advice, planning, organizing, directing, and implementing marketing initiatives, resulting in successful business recruitment (business attraction) and development. The candidate will also be responsible for enhancing SBEDC’s social media presence.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted business executives, site selectors, and real estate professionals. • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, coordinate multiple projects and achieve organizational objectives. Client management experience is a plus. •Manage the activities of the San Benito EDC Downtown Development Committee that guides the betterment and vibrancy of downtown San Benito • Ability to gather and manage large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate, and disseminate information in a succinct and effective manner. • Skill in operating standard office equipment including a computer and associated software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.
• Experience in social media marketing and graphic design. • College degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered. • Mostly an in-office position, but some travel. Mostly regular weekday hours, but occasional evening meetings and events • Reliable transportation and a valid State of Texas Driver’s License are required. • Experience in economic development or related field. Previous success in economic development marketing is a big bonus. • Completed Basic Economic Development Course through Texas Economic Development Council is a plus. • Experience in grant writing and management a plus. • Other duties as assigned.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com
Under general direction, is responsible for assisting in the coordination of economic data, analytics and research that supports all pillars of the department. Compile and analyze data to tell compelling stories that supports the departments projects and initiatives. Works on City and departmental projects. Conducts research, analyzes economic data, develops planning timetables, evaluates systems policies and procedures, and makes recommendations to achieve department research and analytics goals and objectives. May exercise supervision over assigned staff.
Plans and conducts research studies * Assists with data analytics and research for the Economic Development Department * Analyzes complex data, policies, practices, systems, procedures, and develops written summaries on findings and recommendations. * Prepares detailed reports research and presentations from economic data on proposed and ongoing projects * Collect, analyze, and distribute information on key regional industries and technologies to economic development partners, recruitment prospect and marketing organizations * Assists in the procurement and development of tools that allows for successful tracking and reporting on project status and successes * Establish and maintain strategic and effective relationships with community partners in local and regional education and talent development organizations * Consults with departments or divisions to improve productivity and delivery of services. * Prepares management reports and delivers presentations. * Coordinates departmental projects with city-wide impact, to include the dissemination and communication of information to affected City departments. * Prepares detailed reports, presentations and presents projects to City Manager's Office, City Council, private developers, government, and other organizations. * Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements * Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business, Public Administration, or a related field. * Five (5) years of experience in a relevant field, including but not limited to management, analysis, or policy development.
Preferred Qualifications * Experience with mapping and data visualization tools such as CoStar, Placer.ai, EMSI, ESRI or similar. * Experience with Salesforce.
The purpose of the Executive Director (Director) position is to plan, direct, manage and oversee the economic development activities and operations of the Farmersville Economic Development Corporation (FEDC).
Operations: Organize, manage and direct the ongoing operations of the FEDC. A. Develop and implement FEDC goals, objectives and work tasks in accordance with direction provided as noted above; B. Research, prepare and administer a comprehensive budget for the FEDC; C. Select, supervise, train, and evaluate professional, technical and clerical subordinates; D. Ensure all operations of the FEDC are in compliance with Policies of the FEDC and those of the City, where appropriate; E. Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports and present these reports to the FEDC Board and City Council as requested; F. Research, prepare, negotiate and present all aspects of incentives to be offered by the FEDC or City; G. Actively participate in FEDC Board meetings and City Council meetings on behalf of the FEDC; and H. Seek out and pursue development opportunities for
Existing Business Support: Identify and implement programs to support the retention and growth of existing local businesses. A. Identify and maintain information on existing businesses in the City; B. Develop and implement programs to enhance the relationships between the FEDC and existing businesses through consistent engagement; and C. Develop and implement programs to enhance the success of existing businesses.
New Business Attraction: Identify and implement programs attracting new business investment and employment in the City. A. Identify and pursue businesses and services desired by residents and other businesses in the City; B. Develop promotional materials adequate for marketing to desired prospects; C. Identify and participate in strategic national, regional or local marketing opportunities (e.g. trade shows, conferences, significant events, familiarization tours, marketing trips); D. Coordinate and manage prospect E. Manage the incentives process and present proposals to leadership in a logical and efficient manner; and F. Maintain professional relationships with prospects and their representatives throughout engagement.
Relationships: Develop and nurture community relationships and organizational partnerships. A. Establish and maintain appropriate communications and relationships with the City Manager and City employees, as well as elected and appointed Officials representing the City, County, School, Chamber of Commerce and other governmental jurisdictions; B. Manage economic development activities with City departments, the Chamber of Commerce, and local and regional economic development organizations in a professional manner; C. Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints; D. Organize and facilitate meetings of commercial stakeholders (e.g. brokers, developers) to disseminate information and enhance their relationship with the City; and E. Establish and maintain positive relationships with the media through frequent interaction, news releases, timely availability, attentiveness and accuracy of information and responses.
Resource Development and Maintenance: Develop and maintain accurate data and resources necessary to support other Essential Functions. A. Implement systems allowing developers, brokers or potential prospects to easily identify land, buildings, and commercial lease availabilities in the City; B. Develop analytical tools capable of evaluating various aspects of proposed commercial developments; C. Identify, develop and maintain resources to address questions raised in Request for Information (RFI) and Request for Proposals (RFP) as well as other frequent requests; and D. Develop and maintain a professional FEDC website utilizing industry best practices.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education and Training: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Business Public Relations, or a related field from an accredited college or university. Completion of the Basic Economic Development Course (BEDC) and the Economic Development Institute (EDI) preferred.
Certifications: The following are not required for the position but are preferred. A. Economic Development Certifications: Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Economic Development Financial Professional (EDFP), Business Retention & Expansion Coordinator (BREC), Business Retention & Expansion Professional (BREP), Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED). B. Related Industry Certifications: American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM).
Experience: Three (3) years responsible experience in Economic Development.
The EDC Coordinator reports to the Director of Economic Development and assists the Director with projects and activities to achieve the department economic development goals and strategies related to the strategic plan of the City of Granbury. The Coordinator is responsible for general office management and development and maintenance of research and databases; customer relationship management (CRM); marketing materials; website; correspondence, proposal development, and project coordination.
- Assists director with economic development planning and project coordination
- Participates in economic development meetings and keeps notes and minutes
- Prepares and maintains all databases, including but not limited to economic development statistics and information, demographics, workforce and real estate data.
- Responsible for general office administration.
- Answers the department’s telephone provides information to internal and external constituents
- Helps identify economic development opportunities.
- Handles incoming correspondence and prepares outgoing department correspondence.
- Coordinates promotional activities such as site and building tours, presentations and meetings.
- Assists with preparation of the department’s annual budget.
- Responds to economic development prospects (RFIs and RFPs) and demographic and real estate inquiries.
- Coordinates information for economic impact model for economic development projects.
- May be asked to represent the City at public, social and business functions.
- Collaborates with and provides information to civic and community organizations on areas related to economic development in a professional and diplomatic manner.
- Prepares and maintains marketing materials, and coordinates economic development promotional programs.
- Develops and cultivates contacts with existing and prospective area businesses, industries, and the commercial real estate industry.
- Coordinates economic development activities and serves as a liaison with other organizations.
- Maintains confidentiality of all department information relatives.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is preferred. One year of economic development or marketing experience is preferred. Marketing, promotional and graphics and development skills are desired. Oral and written communication skills along with exceptional organizational and computer skills required. Computer software knowledge and/or operation preferred: Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat DC, Canva, CRM (HubSpot), ArcGIS Pro, Website editing. The ideal candidate must be able to work with the public, maintain a professional attitude and maintain confidentiality while working independently or as a team member. Must have a valid driver’s license.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time in the input and retrieval of computer data and data processing. Ability to carry mail and other forms of documents weighing up to 10 lbs. within departmental areas and to other areas of City Hall. Ability to stand, push, pull, stoop, squat, kneel, and twist while opening file drawers to place or retrieve files and moving boxes or books from one location to another. Ability to reach to perform activities at desk; ability to reach overhead in order to obtain supplies and items in cabinets. Ability to climb on step stool to obtain materials above head level. Fine dexterity with fingers and hand required to handle items and to operator computer/typewriter/calculator. Hearing and vision must be satisfactory to the degree that duties may be performed effectively and safely.
The work environment is highly visible, professional, and hands-on. Situations requiring the use of quick judgment, tact, problem-solving, and flexibility are frequent. Work performed indoors in a climate-controlled office, however, some exposure to outdoor weather conditions are involved while performing City errands. Work may be subject to time pressures, frequent changes to tasks, working closely with others as part of a team, working alone 50% or more of the time, and/or performing multiple tasks simultaneously. Work may be tedious and exacting when typing statistical or benefit calculation information. Majority of work is performed in an office setting and may be subject to ordinary risks typically found in an office environment.
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required.
The City of Lampasas, Texas and the Lampasas Economic Development Corporation ("LEDC") are seeking experienced candidates for the position of Economic Development Director. Over the past five years, the LEDC has made great strides in facilitating improved Internet service, building relationships with businesses and developers, and completing Phase 1 of the LEDC Business Park. The new Director will have primary responsibility for marketing, recruiting and packaging for new businesses in the Park, in addition to creating a business-friendly environment for established businesses. The City's new Comprehensive Plan also indicates that the community wishes to have a vibrant and inviting Downtown. Good schools, parks, housing stock and a Central Texas location make Lampasas a very attractive sell to businesses relocating from out of State, or out of the Austin or Temple/Killeen MSA. In addition to cultivating new and expanding businesses; the Economic Development Director must also have the ability to to develop relationships with State and Federal resources, real estate developers, entrepreneurs, and community non-profit organizations. EOE/ADA
Knowledge of Economic Development Programs and financing including State and Federal Programs. Knowledge of Municipal and State statutory laws regarding 4B Corporations.
Skill and ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, the benefits and opportunities of doing business in Lampasas. Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet required. Ability to track, log, assess prospects; and conduct due diligence on the viability of prospects.
Candidates should possess a minimum of five years experience in Economic or Community Development in a similar sized community; or any equivalent combination of experience, training and education which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Applications with Resume may be submitted to Vicki Tower, HR Coordinator, 312 East Third Street, Lampasas, Texas, 76550
Summary Under general direction of the Controller, the Compliance Manager serves as a key member of the Financial Services Office. Manages, monitors, audits and reports on City/Community Development Corporation/Economic Development Corporation (City/CDC/EDC) compliance and contract agreements for chapter 380 agreements, development agreements, performance agreements, impact fee agreements, other economic incentive agreements and purchase & sale contracts, leases and other legal documents. Completes detailed analytical studies, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on performance data related to various agreements, leases and contracts. Monitors, tracks and resolves contract performance issues to include compliance reporting, contract changes \ amendments, and dispute resolution of City/CDC/EDC contracts. Serves as a liaison between City departments to coordinate and provide contract management activities for assigned projects. Oversees the implementation, tracking and closeout of assigned projects as well as those which have a beginning, end and specified deliverables. Reports milestones and progress to City Manager’s Office, Chief Financial Officer and EDC President on a recurring basis. Completes special projects as required and will supervise assigned staff.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.
Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties Conducts initial and follow up compliance meetings with clients and their various representatives, to include C-level personnel, to provide clear and concise reporting\compliance instructions; meetings may include assigned business development staff member(s). Maintains ongoing relationship with performance agreement clients for later conversion from initial client to a business expansion client. As part of the compliance monitoring process, where applicable, ensures client adherence with “separated materials” provisions and the required use of the designated separated materials sales tax consultant. Reviews economic incentive agreements submitted by City and EDC business development staff for development and integration of compliance documents, review of narrative memorandums, and other supporting materials prior to placement on City Council, CDC/EDC Board agendas. Supervises changes to be made and assists Legal in ensuring all changes are captured in final agreements. Inputs and tracks detailed data from various economic incentive agreements, purchase & sale contracts, leases, development / impact fee agreements and other documents into multiple software platforms. Manages the compliance process for all economic incentive agreements, creates and approves contract compliance documentation; submits required documentation to Finance for payment of incentives as required. Conducts client follow up and communication to include compliance reminders on economic incentive agreements and tracks compliance progress. Conducts follow up meetings with Engineering and Development Services staff on active development agreements. Completes data reporting and analysis on contract compliance with performance criteria. Reports on baseline performance requirements as compared to actual performance related to the baseline line requirements; prepares statistical reports related to such performance data. Manages multiple contractual deadlines for a large volume of economic incentive agreements and development agreements. Monitors, in coordination with the Controller, City/CDC/EDC budget and project funding to ensure financial obligations are accurate and complete for future commitments; includes reviewing all agreements prior to approval for assessment of annual financial obligations being proposed per fiscal year and over the proposed agreement term. Assists City/CDC/EDC staff in researching, developing and formulating the annual budget as it related to incentive payments. Monitors annual incentive budget expenditures for all active incentives and agreements. Liaison between City departments to coordinate and provide contract management activities for all economic incentive development agreements. Creates monthly financial reports and other reports as requested in conjunction with the Controller. Maintains audit workpapers and debt workpapers regarding contracts with financial incentives or stipulations. Oversees maintenance of all records related to economic incentive agreements, development agreements, chapter 380 agreements, impact fee agreements, purchase & sale contracts, leases and other documents, coordinating with City Secretary regarding record retention, filing systems, protection and security of files & records and transfer/disposal according to retention schedules. Coordinates responses to Public Information Requests with the City Secretary’s Office regarding agreements, contracts, performance agreements and chapter 380 agreements. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with clients, to include C-level representatives, and their various compliance staffs, other agencies and staff. Manages multiple programs and special projects simultaneously. Develops, oversees and implements new and innovative programs and services that create efficiency and improvements in the contract management process. Coaches/Leads, motivates, develops, engages and evaluates assigned personnel. Develops and maintains a knowledgeable, service-oriented, productive work group. Provides timely, accurate and thorough performance evaluations for supervised employees. Represents the City and city agencies at local, regional, state and federal coalitions and hearings and may be required to travel on short notice.
Other Important Duties: Serves as Notary to notarize necessary documents. May be required to work some outside regular working hours to attend City Council CDC/EDC board meetings. Travels to attend meetings, conferences and training. Performs other related duties as assigned. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential. Reports to EDC President on a dotted-line basis for daily coordination of essential jobs functions.
Job Requirements Knowledge of public administration practices and procedures. Knowledge of City, CDC/EDC policies and procedures. Knowledge of supervisory principals including personnel motivation, interviewing, hiring, oversight, evaluation and discipline. Skill in the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, statutes, and regulations related to the field of public sector economic incentive agreements, development agreements, impact fee agreements and contract management. Ability to review economic incentive agreements, development agreements, impact fee agreement and contract / compliance documentation for discrepancies and conformance to standards. Ability to track funding and expenditures of multiple contracts; some contracts will be interdependent on one another. Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing. Skill in preparing and making public presentations of complex information. Ability to identify problems and propose solutions in a timely manner. Ability to gather and analyze data and draw conclusions and present data and other information in a clear and logical manner. Must have strong research skills. Ability to handle a wide variety of tasks and projects with minimal supervision and direction. Ability to handle confidential information in a responsible manner. Expert in the use of computers and related equipment, hardware and software to include Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) for the development of various communications, budgets, presentations, graphics, charts and management level papers/reports and grants; ability to become highly proficient in the use of Salesforce client management software Proficiency in use of the English language including the meaning of words and grammar. Proficiency in reading complex legal agreements and contracts and extracting out financial deal points and performance agreement milestones; ability to convert such data into comprehensive certificates of compliance documentation. Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns. Skill in effectively reviewing work and providing technical assistance to assigned staff.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration with Finance concentration, Business Administration, Political Science or related field and five (5) years of finance and auditing experience; OR a Master’s degree in Accounting, Public Administration/Finance or Business Administration and three (3) years of finance and auditing experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced degree or CPA preferred. Texas Certified notary public preferred or must obtain within three (3) months from date in position. Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, criminal background check and MVR check. Must possess a valid State of Texas Drivers’ License.
Job Description: Director of Marketing and Business Development
Will lead the business development and attraction, and social media programs for Henderson Economic Development Corporation (HEDCO).
Ideal candidate will be a team player and excellent communicator responsible for providing expert advice, planning, organizing, directing and implementing marketing initiatives, resulting in successful business recruitment (business attraction) and development. The candidate will also be responsible for enhancing HEDCO’s social media presence.
Ideal candidate: • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted business executives, site selectors, and real estate professionals.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines, coordinate multiple projects and achieve organizational objectives. Sales/client management and cold calling experience is a plus. Team player, outgoing and flexibility.
• Ability to gather and manage large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate information in a succinct and effective manner. Spreadsheets.
• Experience in social media marketing and graphic design.
• College degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred. An equivalent combination of experience, education, and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
• Mostly an in-office position, but some travel including out of state and occasionally, even out of the country. Mostly regular weekday hours, but occasional evening meetings. Is not a work at home job..
• Reliable transportation and a valid State of Texas Driver’s License are required.
• Experience in economic development or related field. Previous success in economic development marketing is a big bonus.
• Completed Basic Economic Development Course through Texas Economic Development Council is a plus.
SALARY: Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience plus City of Henderson benefits. Benefits include health, basic vision, dental, TMRS retirement plan, paid vacation.
Lockhart, Texas (population 15,200) is conveniently located 25 miles from Austin, 48 miles from San Antonio, and just 15 miles east of San Marcos off Interstate 35. It covers 15.6 square miles and is the county seat of Caldwell County. Lockhart is 25 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and owns a general aviation airport. The area is experiencing rapid growth as Austin and San Antonio are spreading toward Lockhart. Lockhart is a Type B EDC with ½ cent sales tax dedicated to economic development.
The Economic Development Director directs and coordinates economic development department focusing on recruitment of new commercial, industrial, and retail businesses, and on retention and expansion of existing businesses.
The Director reports to the LEDC President which is the City Manager; works closely with LEDC board to achieve goals; attends LEDC board meetings; may receive direction from the LEDC board; supervises one assistant; works with local businesses and groups to promote all aspects of economic development in Lockhart; must have skills to train and motivate staff members; must have good communication skills and be able to speak publicly focusing on presentations and reports related to economic development and the Lockhart community.
Requires bachelor’s degree in Economics, Marketing, or related field with Economic Development Training; prefer 5 years of experience with Economic Development Corporation Sales Tax Law in Texas - 4B; also prefer Certified Economic Development status.
Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, standard sick/vacation leave, and a vehicle allowance. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The City of Lockhart is accepting applications for an Economic Development Specialist that will assist and provide a professional level of assistance to the Economic Development Department. This position coordinates economic development, implementation, planning, marketing and research work to implement programs and policies of broadening retail, commercial, and industrial base within Lockhart. Under general direction of the Economic Development Director.
This position requires bachelor’s degree in government, political science, economics, business, marketing, or related field. Two to three years of economic development experience in a governmental setting is preferred.
Benefits include a 20-year full retirement under the Texas Municipal Retirement System, employee health insurance, 13 holidays, and standard sick/vacation leave. Salary is negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
Applications and job description may be obtained on the City website at www.lockhart-tx.org or at City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio St, Lockhart, Texas 78644 and will be received at City Hall until the position is filled. The City of Lockhart is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, marketing, government, political science, or related field, two (2) years of related work experience; experience in economic development within a government setting is preferred. Licenses or Certifications: • None. Special Requirements: • Possess Texas Driver’s license and acceptable driving record. • Ability to maintain regular, reliable in-person attendance. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: • Knowledge of economic development, specifically for local municipalities. • Knowledge of grant proposals and administration. • Knowledge of public relations and marketing. • Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing. • Skill in compiling and analyzing data. • Skill in negotiations. • Skill in facilitating meetings. • Skill in desktop publishing. • Ability to create and make presentations. • Ability to deal with the media. • Ability to use tact and diplomacy. • Ability to maintain effective relationships with other staff, department heads, the general public, and various local, state, and federal government officials. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Ability to follow policies and procedures.
This position is responsible for assisting with the development and implementation of economic development and reinvestment programs and projects including the facilitation of activities that advance community goals and objectives and help to attract investment that adds and/or retains jobs and/or tax base. Also responsible for providing professional level support and services in development research and analysis; planning and coordinating recruitment and retention programs, projects and activities; as well as assisting with departmental planning and work plan development and implementation.
Examples of Duties Assist with economic development programs, projects and activities including development and project–based research, data analysis and management, mapping, etc.
Assist prospective developers/investors including but not limited to assistance with proposal and application preparation, financial or regulatory issues, proposed contract information preparation, etc.
Assist existing and prospective businesses in locating into new space and/or exploring other available real estate solutions.
Provide technical analysis and communication of local, State and national real estate market dynamics, including spatial analysis through GIS and various other data analysis platforms.
Participate in the preparation of reports, presentations and publications. Frequently uses spreadsheet, mapping and database applications to help facilitate presentations and sophisticated data analysis.
Provide professional assistance with retail, commercial, industrial and tourism-related development programs, projects and activities for the long-term benefit of the community.
Conduct research, develop and execute effective communication strategies on the availability and effectiveness of existing investment opportunities, programs, projects and services.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders for the implementation of collaborative program efforts and activities.
Assist in the development and implementation of plans, programs and strategies to recruit, retain and develop retail, commercial, industrial, tourism and other industry special investment.
Assist with the development and distribution of community and departmental marketing and promotional materials.
Support various development-related community entities and stakeholders, and assist in developing strong and close working relationships with the same.
Plan, develop, implement and manage special projects both directly and indirectly related to economic development, as assigned.
Plan, develop, implement and maintain information such as comprehensive data/demographic/statistical profiles, industry data and maps.
Serve as the primary staff contact in maintaining the Department’s website presence and implementing various updates as required.
Use photo and video equipment to assess, document and catalog ongoing projects and for use in website and presentation applications.
Undertake research in support of economic development projects, marketing activities and workforce development
Work with internal and external stakeholders for the implementation of collaborative program efforts and activities.
Requires the ability to work a flexible schedule which will include evening meetings, and occasional weekends and holidays.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
**REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: ** Understanding of Federal and State grant administration including reporting, file management and program evaluation.
Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, electronic, web-based and social networking media.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and support among stakeholders, able to listen and provide assistance.
Analytic skills including market and demographic analysis of both residential and commercial real estate products and/or financial analysis.
Familiarity with spatial analysis (GIS), mapping and spreadsheets, and ability to learn to perform related tasks as needed.
Ability to manage complex projects and processes that rely on the active participation of stakeholders internal and external to the organization.
Ability to manage Federal or State grants including reporting, file management and program evaluation.
Attend trainings and conferences related to the field, potentially obtain certifications that will enhance job knowledge, and share information learned with other members of the team to assist EDC staff in remaining current on relevant topics.
Typical Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Finance, Geography or a related field, combined with a strong interest in economic development tools, practices and processes, and
Two years’ experience in economic development, planning or a related field which included one or more of the following: GIS/Mapping, economic impact analysis and modeling, assisting property or business owners with securing municipal assistance or navigating regulatory requirements, web/social media design content, project management, or similar technical experience. A Master’s in Public Administration, Urban Planning, or a related field may be considered equivalent to the required experience.
Preference may be given to candidates with hands on experience with Adobe Creative Cloud.
NOTE: An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
**LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: **
Valid Texas Driver License, Class C or higher.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification from the American Planning Association is preferred.
**NOTE: All certifications and licenses must be current at time of application and must be maintained as a condition of employment. **
The Economic Development Specialist coordinates and provides administrative support for activities within Fate’s downtown revitalization program as well as other primary commercial corridors. This is accomplished by utilizing project management, place building, and business development as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. In conjunction with city leadership and community stakeholders, this position is responsible for the development, execution, and documentation of the Main Street program, as well as projects and programs throughout the Main Street character area. This position also serves as the principal on-site staff member responsible for managing program activities and volunteers, as well as representing the community regionally and nationally, as appropriate.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Administration, Finance, Public Relations, Business Administration, or a related field is preferred. One year experience in commercial district management, economic development, finance, public relations, business use planning, business administration, public administration, Main Street programming, volunteer or non-profit administration, or related experience. Possession of a valid Texas driver’s license A combination of education, training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. Knowledge or experience in one or more of the following areas: commercial district management, economic development, finance, public relations, business use planning, business administration, public administration, Main Street experience, volunteer or non-profit administration, volunteer management, retailing, architecture, historic preservation, or small business development. Knowledge in non-profit fundraising, including corporate membership campaigns, sponsor solicitations, institutional supporters and individual donors is preferred; a basic knowledge of federal, Texas, and local economic and community development tools available for downtown revitalization is preferred. Ability to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, including digital media, such as social media platforms and website content management Ability to be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent setting. Ability to meet deadlines and perform multiple tasks under pressure. Ability to work independently or as part of a team. Skill in understanding challenges confronting downtown business operators, property owners, public agencies, and community organizations. Skill in identifying and resolving issues, concerns, and needs. Skill in problem solving including analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, and consequences of proposed actions and implementing recommendations in support of goals. Skill in operating standard office equipment including a computer and associated software including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop.
The Vice President of Economic Development leads the retail and service industry recruitment efforts and provides support services to the President and in the general operation of the DDA, always ensuring DDA is represented in a professional manner. They play a key role in the successful implementation of annual strategic plans for prospect development, new business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, and marketing and research.
• Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including financial and economic impact analysis. Research and compile demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses
• Assist with the development of a strategic economic development plan for DDA that includes vision, goals and objectives.
Determine initiatives for attraction, retention and expansion, entrepreneurial development, workforce readiness.
• In collaboration with the President and Vice President of Operations, develop and present the annual budget to the Board of Directors and the City Council for approval.
• Represent DDA at public, social and business functions. Provide testimony and information to civic and community organizations on areas that impact the initiatives of DDA.
• Assist with all regional and national marketing materials and programs that promote the community.
• Participate in community organizations and collaborate with partners that impact the goals and initiatives of DDA. Such organizations include, but are not limited to, Texas Economic Development Council, Grayson College, Workforce Solutions Texoma, City of Denison, Grayson County Commission, Regional Mobility Authority,The Economic Development and Tourism Division (EDT) of the Governor’s Office and the Innovating Commerce Serving Communities (ICSC).
• Analyze trends and conditions that will impact Denison and determine necessary strategic modifications to take advantage of those trends and conditions. Identify areas of opportunity and weakness to improve the competitiveness of the community.
• Assist in the development, management and marketing of the Foundation Business Park, the North Point Business Park, and North Texas Logistics Park, and the Eisenhower Business Center.
• Develop and sustain quality, trusting relationships with the leadership of prospective companies, regional and national site selectors and commercial and industrial Realtors.
• Participate in long-range planning, development of marketing strategies, and recommend aggressive goals for business attraction assistance efforts.
• Prepare proposals, conduct presentations, and site tours for prospects.
• Assist the City’s Planning Department in coordinating with prospects.
• Work closely with regional economic development organizations and workforce providers.
• Coordinate efforts with the Texoma Council of Governments, Denison Community Investment Council, Small Business Development Center, and Denison Main Street, to develop programs to support and grow small business
Acquire and maintain current demographic, traffic counts, aerials, trade area, announced development tracking, and market comparison data. Assist in keeping the web site information up to date.
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive inventory of retail sites and buildings in Denison that are available for development.
• Develop and maintain a good working relationship with the media.
• Maintain the confidentiality of all information that may be shared by superiors, clients, constituents, elected or appointed officials, co-workers and/or other persons.
• Manage the social media marketing platforms. (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter)
• Assist with the management of incentive programs such as: Destination Creation, Ecommerce Accelerator, Façade, Fire Suppression, and Alley Access grants.
• Always represent DDA in a professional and diplomatic manner.
• Comply with the policies of DDA and Ethics Policy of the International Economic Development Council.
• Perform all other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline preferred.
• Two years’ experience in economic development, job and investment attraction or substantial experience within business and industry or as a marketing professional.
• Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred.
• Proficient knowledge in business planning and promotion, market analysis, relevant municipal legislation and financial management.
• Strong, effective sales background with proven results.
• Understanding of the changing dynamics of business and what is required to attract businesses to a community in such an environment.
• Ability to gather large amounts of data, analyze, evaluate and disseminate in a succinct and effective manner. Demonstrated reporting, data analysis and research skills.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals.
• Ability to present accurate work with a strong attention to detail in a high pressure, fast-paced environment while being held accountable for overall results.
• Creative and strategic-thinking abilities.
• Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
• Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
• Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and various databases essential to analyze targets.
• Regional and national travel required (25%), including overnight travel and a valid driver’s license.
A member of the DRC's economic development team, the Director of Economic Development - Life Sciences will expertly, discreetly, and independently lead biotechnology and life science corporate recruitment targeting, outreach and meeting activities for the DRC.
The Director of Economic Development – Life Sciences will interact with DRC member companies, regional organizations, regional cities, the State of Texas; as well as companies and institutions that comprise the regional and statewide biotechnology and life sciences ecosystem; to accomplish corporate recruitment and expansion of life sciences; requiring thoughtful, responsive, and inspired collaboration and best ideas.
• Lead the identification of biotech and life science companies for recruitment and expansion • Lead the outreach to identified target companies • Lead the setting and completion of meetings with receptive targeted companies • Lead the build of presentations and requests for proposal for life science recruitment projects • Lead the DRC’s participation and leadership of life science conference and event engagement • Guide and support the DRC team in development of life science recruitment web, digital, social media, and pitch assets • Leverage the DRC's CRM system and team to create, maintain and report in a detailed manner on targeting, outreach, meeting, and marketing activity • Master biotech and life science location factors and issues to effectively meet and pitch to companies and consultants that influence the location process • Join and report to economic development and other DRC council and task force meetings • Meet and relate with DRC members, especially those in the life science and tech sectors • Meet and relate with local and state economic development allies • Meet and relate with regional companies and institutions in the life science sector, and also related sectors such as education and real estate, to gain expertise, inform our targeting and marketing, and discover recruitment and expansion opportunities • Travel to meet and host companies as necessary within the region, Texas, nationally and internationally
The Greater San Antonio Texas eight county region represents the diverse and growing demographic future of Texas and the U.S. greater:SATX is the regional partnership leading San Antonio’s transformative economic growth through business recruitment, business retention & expansion, and workforce development. Supported by 170 private sector investors and the City of San Antonio, Bexar County, CPS Energy, SAWS, the organization is responsible for assisting over 500 companies relocate or expand in the region that collectively employ more than 120,000 San Antonians.
The Director of Business Development – Foreign Direct Investment leads and executes the greater:SATX (gSATX) Business Development/ sales pipeline development program of work for the eight-county San Antonio region with an emphasis on global business engagement, foreign direct investment, and trade. The Director is accountable for building an active sales pipeline, identifying and leveraging available resources and relationships to generate and connect with potential corporate location prospects, fostering and maintaining relationships with key partners and companies in these industries, and partnering across the Economic Development team, across the organization, and with external partners, industry groups, investors, and site location consultants to ensure that lead generation efforts generate active projects that result in corporate location wins and quality jobs for San Antonians. The Director is responsible for the performance of the International Business Development Center (IBDC), including budget, clientele, and operations oversight.
For the essentail functions details, please visit: https://greatersatx.hiringthing.com/job/474558/director-business-development-biosciences-and-technology
- Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
- Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
- Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
- Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
- Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company policies and procedures.
- Active Communication - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Political Science, Public Administration, Economic Development, Planning, or related field required.
- 5+ years of related experience in sales or business development
- Experience in business development, preferred
- Experience in economic development, preferred
- Computer Skills: MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook). Salesforce CRM experience preferred.
Certificates & Licenses: None required
Other Requirements: Assist and/or participate in travel up to 50% of time. Valid Texas driver license and passport.
- Be: Real. We are authentic, approachable, and open in our interactions. We represent greater SATX and embody the diverse cultures that make our community unique.
- Be: Accountable. We are reliable, dependable, and adaptable. We follow through and deliver to our internal and external customers. Our attitude is “if not me, who? And if not now, when?”
- Be: Curious. We are inquisitive learners. We crave information and context. We have courage and are empowered to ask questions, respectfully challenge, and actively listen to learn.
- Be: Purposeful. We are passionate about the greater SATX community. We want to see our region thrive and are determined to make it happen. We know our mission is “bigger than us” and we lead with a service driven purpose.
- Be: Courageous. We are action-oriented, solutions driven, and willing to take calculated risks for positive outcomes. We act courageously to ensure our team and external relationships do not lose momentum when pursing shared goals.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS General office activity, e.g. exerting up to 20 pounds occasionally.
WORK ENVIRONMENT This is a flexible work environment which includes both in-office attendance and the ability to work from home as business needs allow. Work is performed primarily indoors and sedentary. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, and multi-functioning printer. Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business-related events as needed. After hours work/travel may be required for business-related events.
The Company has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.
The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County is seeking an experienced leader to serve as their next Vice President and help bring economic development initiatives to the next level.
The Alliance is a private, non-profit 501(c)6 organization tasked with the responsibility of providing economic development services for Brazoria County. Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of economic development principles and practices including business retention and expansion programs and a strong background in recruitment of high value businesses to help diversify the area. They play a key role in the successful implementation of annual strategic plans for prospect development, new business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, and marketing and research.
The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail-oriented, and skilled in developing marketing plans and benchmark metrics. This individual must possess excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills and think strategically about ways to assist all partners in a growing County. They should function well in a fast-paced, small office environment and should have experience coordinating events, membership recruitment and budgeting. Should possess the ability to design and implement long-range development programs and policies designed to help raise the competitive profile of Brazoria County and the municipalities in the County.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline preferred. Candidates should also have at least eight to ten years of related work experience, specifically in the economic development field. Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build and sustain relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals. A valid Texas Driver’s License is required. Preferred candidate will be either PCED or CEcD certified or in the process of obtaining certification.
Salary commensurate with qualifications. An excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vision, life, long term disability insurance and a Simplified Employee Pension (SEP) program are included.
Job #: 2022-109 TWC Job #: 15365142
The Business Assistance Specialist works in the Office of Economic Development and Tourism (EDT) – Small Business Assistance, within the Office of the Governor (OOG), and reports to the Director for Business and Community Development. Performs complex (journey-level) consultative services and technical assistance work to assist Texas companies and entrepreneurs as they seek to start, grow and sustain their businesses in Texas. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing EDT Business Assistance programs and providing consultative services and technical assistance to program staff, governmental agencies, community organizations, or the general public. Works under general supervision, with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
- Performs duties to the satisfaction of the principal statutory and contractual mandates of the Business Assistance programs within OOG-EDT.
- Provides assistance and identifies opportunities available to Texas’ entrepreneurs, businesses and communities.
- Performs an array of technical, training, research, planning, program assessment, and administrative activities for the Small Business Assistance programs.
- Collaborates in the development and implementation of EDT events and initiatives from initial concept through post-event evaluation, as assigned.
- Coordinates and conducts reviews to determine compliance with program requirements, contract terms, regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Reviews and evaluates information on service delivery system methods, outputs, activities, and trends to identify gaps in resources, and recommends improvements to resolve technical problems, including addressing unexpected problems arising during offsite events/activities.
- Monitors and prepares required performance reports, recommending appropriate changes as necessary.
- Provides input on developing Business Assistance guidelines, procedures, rules, and regulations; and monitors compliance with policies and procedures; identifies needed areas of change and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Collaborates in the planning, development, implementation, analysis, and documentation of the Business Assistance programs.
- Assists in analyzing legislation and proposed contracts to develop recommendations for programmatic issues relating to the implementation, improvement, and/or expansion or reduction of program funding.
- Analyzes operations and prepares reports, recommendations, and justifications.
- Assists in analyzing the application of and variations within programs to develop action plans for improving or initiating new programs.
- Recommends, plans, and implements event outreach and engagement activities, including local media outlets, social media engagement, mail and email campaigns, etc., in a way that is consistent with OOG-EDT guidelines, procedures and management directives.
- Coordinates the marketing of programs to community and professional groups to encourage interest in EDT programs; works in conjunction with internal and external stakeholders to market EDT initiatives.
- Creates marketing and event materials (i.e. invitations, infographics, programs, agendas, flyers, etc.).
- Manages grant and procurement contracts associated with EDT initiatives.
- Assists in preparing and evaluating program budget requests, and maintaining program contract budgets.
- Engages in public speaking to a wide range of audiences in a variety of forums.
- Monitors the work of contractors involved with providing services for EDT initiatives.
- Drafts briefing documents for OOG staff, as requested.
- Remains well-informed of division and OOG initiatives, operations, new releases, web content, programs, statewide trends, OOG policies and procedures.
- Demonstrates subject matter expertise, professional confidence and clarity when representing the office.
- Maintains regular attendance and may work extended hours, as needed.
- Performs all other related duties as assigned.
- Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in business administration, government, marketing, economics, economic development, political science, communications, or other relevant fields; and
- Three (3) years of professional experience in a related field.
- Note: Experience and education may be substituted for one another on a year-for-year basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements
- Knowledge of business assistance resources and governing local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Knowledge of the legislative process, which includes analysis, and interpretation of legislation.
- Knowledge of industry and market terminology, procedures, and related business trends.
- Knowledge of community and economic development in Texas.
- Knowledge of business programs, resources, and challenges facing entrepreneurs in Texas.
- Knowledge of marketing techniques.
- Knowledge of budget and program management techniques.
- Skill in gathering and analyzing accurate and relevant information.
- Skill in communication, human relations, and organizational skills.
- Skill in the use of a personal computer, spreadsheets, and databases.
- Skill in public relations and public speaking.
- Skill in planning, coordinating, executing, and evaluating events.
- Skill in graphic design.
- Ability to establish goals and objectives, to devise solutions to program administrative problems.
- Ability to evaluate policies and procedures.
- Ability to communicate effectively to convey complex ideas and concepts.
- Ability to prepare concise reports.
- Ability to exercise initiative and creativity.
- Ability to exercise discretion and sound judgment in making critical decisions.
- Ability to problem solve on the fly, exercising well-reasoned decision-making skills under significant time restraints.
- Ability to travel up to 30% of the time, (i.e. monthly) under normal conditions for long distances.
- Registration, Certification or Licensure
- Valid Texas Driver’s License.
- Texas Contract Management Certification, to be obtained within one year of hire date.
Physical Requirements and/or Working Conditions
- This classification functions in a standard office environment. Ability to move up to 20 Ibs. Ability to drive and travel as needed. Will need to move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, set up conference rooms for meetings, etc. Must be able to communicate and exchange accurate information via phone, computer and in person. Must be able to observe and evaluate data in a variety of formats, including hard copy, electronic and media formats. Must be able to observe and evaluate media and grant presentations. Must have stamina to work a regular 8-hour work day and to work extended hours, as needed. Must be able to work hours during a legislative session that include holidays and as needed.