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Economic Development Analyst
Midlothian Economic Development
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: April 23, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Midlothian Economic Development
Street Address: 310 North Ninth Street, Suite A
City: Midlothian
State: TX
Zip: 76065
Job Description

Position Summary Starting Hiring Range: $53,104.40 - 65,041.60, annually

The purpose of this position is to provide professional support for Midlothian Economic Development (MED), a Texas non-profit industrial development corporation and separate entity from the City of Midlothian, through project development, research and analysis, content management, and recruitment efforts relating to business development for MED.

Essential Job Functions * Assists with creating and distributing community information; develops and maintains relationships with external partners including city departments, utility providers, commercial real estate professionals, and other partner organizations; relaying local infrastructure and development information; and presenting information to stakeholders. * Creates and produces print and digital materials that will be shared with stakeholders, site selectors, and the MED board of directors. * Maintains digital media content, email communication, and responds to requests for information. * Conducts research, creates and maintain databases, analyzes data, reviews complex documents, and provides an educated and progressive perspective and information relating to economic development. Including proactive initiatives and efforts to support MED's initiatives by acting as a contributing member of the department and reporting directly to the MED CEO. * Project Development: Meticulously crafts responses to project requests from multiple entities including corporations, governmental offices, and marketing partners, requiring effective collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders. * Research & Analysis: Conducts continuous comprehensive analysis of diverse data sources relating to labor, real estate, infrastructure, and economic data. * Report Generation: Creates detailed internal and external reports which may be accomplished by merging written and graphical representation skills. * Content Management & Recruitment Follow-Up: Works with our content management system and oversees MED's recruitment follow-up system ensuring effective communication and engagement with potential partners and stakeholders. * All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education and Experience High school diploma or GED equivalent, is required.

A bachelor's degree or two (2) years of experience is required.

Bachelor’s degree in economics, public administration, urban planning, real estate development, business, or a related field from an accredited college or university will be considered.

Two (2) years of experience in data analytics, economic development, business or public administration, urban planning, real estate, marking, law, or related fields will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities This position normally performs the duty assignment after receiving guidance as to the desired end result, which requires the ability to problem solve independently. The following is required and must be possessed by incumbent:

  • Ability to regularly interact with others and exchange and receive of information, providing effective and tactful customer service, and work independently with a high level of discretion.
  • Knowledge of and ability to correctly interpret, explain, and apply laws, rules, operations, practices, procedures, regulations, and policies.
  • Advanced ability to interact with people in a professional and congenial manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Advanced ability to be organized and have efficient management of time and deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Knowledge, skill, and ability to utilize telephone, computers and applicable software daily.
  • Proficient working with Mac operating system, ability to comprehend and implement a range of software tools, particularly Microsoft Office 365 for research, analysis, and presenting information.
  • Advanced skill level in data entry and preparing accurate reports.
  • Advanced ability to communicate in a clear, effective, and concise manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow instructions, and perform work accurately and thoroughly which requires performing multiple tasks simultaneously under time pressures and deadlines.
  • Ability to be punctual and attend work regularly.

Special Requirements Mobility within an office and field environment is required.

Ability to work flexible hours including attending various meetings and events outside of business hours is required.

Basic understanding of the Development Corporation Act is essential for success in this position.

Licenses & Certifications Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record as established by the City of Midlothian driving standards.

International Economic Development Council acknowledged Basic Economic Development Course is required or must be completed within one (1) year of employment.

Work Environment This position operates within a small, professional office environment. Work is performed primarily in climate-controlled office environment. Physical demands consist of sedentary in nature requiring little physical effort in working with light, easy to handle (up to 25 lbs.) materials. This position requires regular attendance, attending occasional morning and evening meetings, and annual travel for professional development.

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Belinda Wadsworth, Office Manager
Midlothian Economic Development
Economic Development Director
The City of Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: April 22, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: The City of Grand Prairie
Street Address:
City: Grand Prairie
State: Texas
Job Description

This position retains and expands the economic viability of the City by marketing, planning, coordinating, and directing the City’s economic development activities. This requires exceptional communication skills to effectively establish strong working relationships with businesses and industries, develop complex business proposals, and negotiate contracts. Duties include creating and implementing a strategic plan, identifying, recruiting, and developing new businesses and economic development partnerships; conducting trend and other related analysis; and overseeing municipal sales tax projects.

Job Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field required, Master’s Degree a plus
  • CEcd or other Economic Development Certifications preferred
  • Proven history of success in previous work in economic development industry or city administration
  • Well networked in the development industry with strong existing relationships
  • Strong background in building, communicating, and executing a strategic plan
  • Verifiable success in positive engagement at an organization and in a community
  • Demonstrable understanding of deal-making, stakeholder buy-in, and general business knowledge
  • Minimum of seven years in the economic development business or City Administration preferred

If interested, please email for a full position profile and needs assessment

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Anthony Michelic, President
The PACE Group
Executive Director/Director of Economic Development
Galveston Economic Development Partnership
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Galveston Economic Development Partnership
Street Address:
City: Galveston
State: Texas
Job Description

This position is responsible for planning, directing, and implementing economic development activities of the Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP).

The Galveston Economic Development Partnership (GEDP), a membership-driven organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the economic vitality of Galveston Island seeks a motivated and accomplished leader to serve as the Executive Director/Director of Economic Development.

About the GEDP: The GEDP fosters a collaborative environment where businesses, government entities, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and community stakeholders work together to attract new investment, retain and expand existing businesses, and cultivate a dynamic economic landscape for Galveston.

About the Role: As the Executive Director/Director of Economic Development, you will be the driving force behind the GEDP's success. You will work with GEDP members in developing and executing strategic initiatives that are focused on achieving the following:

• Economic Development: Lead the creation and implementation of a comprehensive economic development plan that outlines clear goals and strategies for job creation, business expansion, and overall economic prosperity.

• Business Attraction & Retention: Develop and spearhead strategies to attract high-value businesses to Galveston, focusing on targeted industries that align with the island's strengths and long-term vision. Additionally, you will champion the growth and success of existing member businesses.

• Membership Development & Engagement: Cultivate a robust and engaged membership base by building strong relationships with member businesses and fostering a collaborative environment that fosters mutually beneficial partnerships.

• Community Engagement: Build and maintain strong relationships with businesses, community leaders, educational institutions, and other key stakeholders to foster a collaborative economic development environment.

• Marketing & Public Relations: Oversee the development and execution of compelling marketing and promotional campaigns that showcase Galveston as a premier location for business investment and relocation. Additionally, advocate for policies and initiatives that support economic development at the local, regional, state, and national levels.

• Policy and Advocacy: Participate in the development of economic policies and advocate for policies and initiatives that support business growth, job creation, and a sustainable way of life on Galveston Island.

• Fundraising & Grant Procurement: Secure financial resources to support the GEDP's mission through membership fees, fundraising initiatives, and successful grant applications.

• Management: Responsible for organizational functions, including but not limited to, overseeing the budgetary and financial management of the organization; overseeing staff selection and supervision; managing partnership agreements, creating a culture of excellence with the organization; and, organizing GEDP meetings and provides regular reporting the GEDP leadership and others, as needed.

Work Environment: Work primarily, but not exclusively, in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. The position requires average agility, good vision, and hearing. Work may be stressful and may require sitting, near vision use for reading and computer use, lifting, stooping, bending, stretching, walking, standing, pushing, pulling, reaching, and other physical exertion.

Special Requirements:

• Ability to meet a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends

• Must complete and pass a drug test and a criminal background check prior to employment


• Competitive salary and benefits package.

• The opportunity to lead a dynamic organization and make a significant impact on the economic future of a historic and vibrant island community.

• A stimulating and collaborative work environment.

To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter, and references to: Galveston Economic Development Partnership, P. O. Box 8029, Galveston, TX 77553 or via email to INFO@GEDP.ORG. The GEDP is an equal opportunity employer. The GEDP does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Job Requirements


• Bachelor's degree (from an accredited college or university) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Planning, Economics, or a closely related field (Master's degree preferred).

• Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in economic development, with a proven track record of success in business attraction, retention, and membership development within a membership organization.

• Strong understanding of economic development principles, best practices, and trends, particularly in coastal communities.

• Excellent written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills with the ability to build trust and rapport with diverse stakeholders.

• Demonstrated ability to lead, motivate, and manage volunteers.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and economic development research tools.

• CEcD Certification is a plus.

• Experience with fundraising and grant writing a plus.

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Galveston Economic Development Partnership
Office Manager
Victoria Economic Development Corp (VEDC Regional Partnership)
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: April 4, 2024 - April 26, 2024
Organization: Victoria Economic Development Corp (VEDC Regional Partnership)
Street Address: 101 W Goodwin, Suite 322
City: Victoria
State: TX
Zip: 77901
Job Description

VEDC, which stands for Victoria Economic Development Corporation, was established in 1982 as a not for profit collaborative effort between the public and private sectors. The VEDC Regional Partnership brand of the organization reflects formal agreements with a focus on a primary mission to promote economic growth and development in the City of Victoria, Victoria County, Port of Victoria, City of Edna, Calhoun County, City of Port Lavaca, Calhoun Port Authority, City of Goliad, and the surrounding areas. These private/public funding partnerships and shared objectives strengthen VEDC’s position in competitive economic development.

Simply, our mission is: To recruit new businesses, to create jobs, and increase the tax base. To retain and expand existing businesses by assisting them to increase profitability through exports, strategic alliances, new project development and workforce development improvements. To enhance the overall economic well-being of our region.

We are seeking a new team member.

At VEDC, we pride ourselves in working together as a team. We are currently looking for an energetic team member to manage business activities. The right person will provide exceptional customer service, handle bookkeeping, manage event & meeting coordination, research, handle database & website updates, possess desktop publishing/social media skills, and maintain office schedules. Interaction with the highest level of city/county/state/federal government, and local business leaders will be necessary. VEDC is a dynamic and responsive organization, and the right candidate will serve on a team that influences change in the community.

Requirements Professional office experience. Strong computer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media / desktop publishing skills. General working knowledge of bookkeeping /accounts payable & receivable. Ability to utilize accounting software is a plus. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong interpersonal & organizational skills. Self-starter with a willingness to learn and ask questions. Professional dress.

Duties include but are not limited to: Plan, direct and coordinate daily office operations, including: • Compose and type correspondence. • Monitor and purchase office supplies and plan the use of materials and equipment. • Obtain bids for all major office expenditures. • Monitor and control computer and peripheral equipment operation and maintenance. • Pick up and drop off mail. Review and note important correspondence. • Maintain records of lease/maintenance agreements of office equipment. • Maintain US Postal/ FedEx record of purchase and use of postage. • Keep track of employee leave; vacation, sick, etc. • Maintain computer databases of 1,000+ names and addresses for mail outs. • Gain and maintain knowledge of issues of an economic, legislative or political nature that affect Victoria and the region. • Provide coffee, refreshment service as needed for office and weekly meetings. • Staff VEDC ‘swag’ and promotional items. • Maintain Tuesday Morning Partnership Meeting Calendar and Provide Administrative Staffing for Weekly Meetings

Financial • Support Operations Director if requested in using customized accounting program to record deposits. • Receive and verify invoices and statements. • Deliver and receive financial reports at accountant’s office. • Prepare and mail checks and tax payments.

Contributors/Committees • Maintain multiple databases of public and private contributions. • Prepare and mail monthly, quarterly and annual contribution notices. • Post investments to spreadsheets. • Record and deposit contributions to assist Operations Director. • Track contributions and prepare reports detailing increase/decrease and timeliness of contributions. • Compile, compute and record statistical and other numerical data for billing purposes and for use in maintaining accounting records. • Track additional committee invoices and payments as necessary.

Requests for Information/Research • Greet, screen, direct, and respond to all incoming calls and walk-in traffic. • Track client requests and identify areas of need for additional research. • Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports, and handling information requests. • Research local, state and governmental offices for preparation of reports. • Assist in planning, developing and inputting information for preparation of reports and presentations.

Meetings/Presentations/ Marketing • Liaise with Board of Directors and Members. • Manage Invitee Lists, Track RSVPs and Send Thank You’s. • Schedule, attend, and prepare minutes and other reports for monthly board meetings. • Schedule and arrange luncheons for monthly and quarterly committee meetings and other related events. • Work with private clubs to select times, dates, menus, seating and other meeting requirements. • Secure equipment necessary for meetings and presentations.

Benefits Employer paid Medical, dental, and life insurance, 401k up to 6% match Paid vacation Paid holidays Paid phone allowance Paid membership to the Texas Economic Development Corporation Professional development opportunities

Annual Salary range $55,000 – $70,000 DOE

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to the email address listed ( Please type "VEDC OFFICE MANAGER" in the subject line.

Job Requirements

Requirements • Professional office appearance required.

• Self-starter with ability to work independently.

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment - utilize personal computers and computer software to perform word processing, spreadsheet and specialized functions using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Demonstrated competency, skill and ability to use desktop publishing and graphics design software. Company utilizes Adobe Creative Cloud; will train right candidate.

• Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing using proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and business formats.

• Ability to deliver exceptional customer service.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality.

• Operate a multi-line telephone.

• Maintain accurate, up-to-date files, statistical data, and records.

• Type accurately, efficiently, and proofread documents.

• Research and organize information from various sources for reports.

• Establish and maintain effective relations with those contacted in the course of work.

• Work under pressure of deadlines and prioritize work assignments. Be flexible and adapt to changing conditions maintaining an even disposition using patience and tact during interruptions.

• Understand and follow oral and written instructions, using independent judgment while performing routine duties.

• Develop solutions, within established guidelines, using initiative and sound judgment.

• Business writing.

• Social Media aptitude – familiarity using social media platforms.

If interested, please send resume and cover letter to the email address listed ( Please type "VEDC OFFICE MANAGER" in the subject line.

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Diane Drussell, Operations Manager
VEDC Regional Partnership
General Manager
Green Valley Special Utility District
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 26, 2024 - April 24, 2024
Organization: Green Valley Special Utility District
Street Address: 605 FM465
City: Marion
State: Texas
Zip: 78124
Job Description

Operating from its brand-new facility in Marion, Texas, located approximately 30 miles northeast of San Antonio and 60 miles southwest of Austin, the Green Valley Special Utility District (GVSUD) provides potable water and wastewater services to its customers across 120 square miles in Bexar, Comal, and Guadalupe counties.

GVSUD is seeking an experienced, results-oriented General Manager to manage the annual budget ($24.4M in FY2024), assist in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, and provide general oversight of the District’s operations and a staff of 52 full-time employees. The General Manager will have the opportunity to spearhead the development of a comprehensive strategic plan and play a pivotal role in managing substantial growth projections, estimated at approximately 40% over the next three to five years. The GVSUD has 17,499 connections for a current population of approximately 46,000.

The starting salary for this position will be $150,000 - $175,000. The GVSUD offers a benefits package to include a company vehicle and cell phone, health insurance, dental, vision, short term disability, $100,000 Life & AD&D insurance, and medical transport solutions coverage for ambulance or air ambulance. GVSUD contributes $800 monthly to the premium of employee’s selected plan. Relocation assistance is available.

Qualified candidates are asked to apply by April 24, 2024 at:

For more information, please email or call 214-842-6478.

Job Requirements

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an institution accredited by a nationally recognized agency, and extensive experience overseeing Water and Wastewater Operations, along with a minimum of ten years of executive or senior-level management experience directing organizations of a comparable size in technical planning and operations. A valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License or the ability to obtain one is required. The hired candidate must successfully pass a background check and drug test.

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Carrie Thompson, Recruiting Analyst
Baker Tilly Public Sector Executive Recruitment
Director Business Retention & Expansion
Opportunity Austin
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 25, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Organization: Opportunity Austin
Street Address: 200 W 6th Street, Suite 1750
City: Austin
State: Texas
Zip: 78701
Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY Opportunity Austin (OA) is one of the top economic development organizations in the United States. OA promotes prosperity in the five-county greater Austin region. The Economic Development team consists of industry recruitment, business retention & expansion, research, and admin/operations. The Team collaborates with other OA department team members on shared initiatives. The Director of Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) is responsible for developing OA’s regional Business Retention & Expansion program and implementing actions to meet the objectives identified that provide the framework to enhance the continued growth and success of local existing companies.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Director Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) performs a variety of functions to ensure overall success in meeting the goals of the organization. • Review and refine the BRE strategy annually in collaboration with the VP BRE and SVP Economic Development. • Assist with BRE Council meetings (consisting of OA Investors). Assistance may include scheduling meetings; sending invitations; developing agendas and presentations; and taking minutes. • Coordinate scheduling local industry visits to cover a range of companies in each industry sector as well as other clusters of companies with commonalities (i.e. newly relocated, specific demographic locations, etc.). • Identify trends within each industry sector and potential issues impeding growth. • Work alongside other departments to address needs and/or trends within the Region based on the results generated from surveys. • Identify potential supply chain companies through BRE visits that are passed to the recruitment team. • Identify companies in growth mode who may expand locally and work alongside other OA team members to address their needs. • Serve as the lead from Economic Development for OA’s Regional Partners meetings. • Develop agendas, speakers, and presentations for Regional Partners meetings in collaboration with the External Affairs department. • Interact with OA’s Investor Relations department on newsletters and communications to Regional Partners. • Interface and gather BRE survey information from Regional Partners. • Schedule meetings with headquarters of existing Austin Region companies during Marketing Trips (working with Regional Partners when applicable). • Assist in the preparation, scheduling, and execution of marketing trips. • Assist in the planning and execution of BRE Blitz’s including partnering with Regional Partners for joint BRE Blitz opportunities. • Maintain all data entered into the BRE CRM (currently Hubspot). • Prepare BRE presentations and documentation to demonstrate the results of surveys to be provided to OA internal teams, OA stakeholders, Regional Partners and others. • Participate in local trade groups that promote initiatives enhancing the local business environment (such as ARMA). • Responsibilities and duties may extend beyond those listed.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: • Valid driver’s license and ability to drive a Suburban. • Bachelor’s degree desired, but not a requirement • Previous experience with event planning and/or sales helpful • Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office suite

Competency Statements: This position requires an individual who possesses the following qualities and skills and has a desire to be part of an energetic, fast-paced team: • Professional, “can-do” demeanor. • Energetic, highly motivated, self-starter. • Team player with positive attitude. • Attention to detail, willingness to take on additional duties/projects as needed. • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. • Good interpersonal skills and works well with others. • Open to taking direction and learning new skills. • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word). • Ability to learn new software platforms. • Ability to handle highly confidential information.

Qualified Applicants may send their resume to Charisse Bodisch, SVP Economic Development,

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Charisse Bodisch, SVP Economic Development
Opportunity Austin
Senior Economic Development Analyst
City of Baytown
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 21, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: City of Baytown
Street Address: 2401 Market Street
City: Baytown
State: TX
Zip: 77520
Job Description

The Senior Economic Development Analyst supports in the development, analysis and allocation of City resources to promote business growth and retention within the City of Baytown. This position will work on projects and programs involving data analysis and research and will serve as a liaison between businesses and the City providing contract knowledge, training, and administration of economic development initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a customer service focused individual with a strong work ethic and willingness to take initiative and follow up. The candidate will understand the basic concepts of business and economics and have a desire to be engaged in the business community

  • Performs a range of professional and technical duties involving research, design, implementation and monitoring of economic development programs. Develops financing options, analyzes financial project structures, oversees administration process, and prepares reports and correspondence related to projects. Measures and evaluates the effectiveness of economic development and downtown revitalization efforts to make data-driven recommendations for improvement. Leads special projects at the direction of the Economic Development Manager.

  • Aids and guides private developers and applicants by recommending the most viable process and options for project development. Facilitates business attraction and retention efforts by implementing incentive strategies, providing guidance, and communicating the City's locational advantages to businesses. Tracks new businesses and investment in the City and facilitates as an ombudsperson.

  • Maintains an updated data library with information on demographics, workforce statistics, infrastructure, utilities, education, available real estate sites, and other community attributes. Provides data and creates content to support websites and other marketing activities.

  • Assists in the implementation of economic development programs such as special districts, economic incentives, enterprise zones, and existing development agreements. Responsible for tracking and maintaining database for industrial district agreements. Monitors progress against the strategic plan and downtown plan’s goals and objectives, utilizing performance metrics and regular reporting to assess and communicate outcomes.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or institution in Economic Development, Urban Planning, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field. Three years of professional experience in Economic Development and the development review process. Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record (must obtain TX driver’s license within 90 days). OR An equivalent combination of education, experience, certification and/or licenses sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job

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Gina Castillo, Human Resources
City of Baytown
Director of Economic Development - Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
Liberty Hill
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 20, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation
Street Address: 806 Main Street
City: Liberty Hill
State: Texas
Zip: 78642
Job Description

Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Liberty Hill Economic Development Corporation (EDC) which primarily includes recruiting new business and industry, business retention and expansion, marketing, and downtown revitalization. Secondarily, the EDC Director is responsible for coordinating activities with other city departments and outside agencies as they relate to the above-mentioned primary responsibilities. Communication of activities, regular meetings, and reports will be necessary for the City Manager and City Council.

The overarching goals of the EDC Director is to facilitate, promote and ensure economic development into secure opportunities for economic growth and business development, thereby increasing job creation, property tax and/or sales tax generation.

These goals should be accomplished by following an existing Three-Year Strategic Action Plan in coordination with the City’s Comprehensive Plan, and other departmental plans as appropriate.

Goals should be further developed and implemented according to existing pertinent policies and procedures of the Economic Development Corporation’s ByLaws and the City.

Oversee economic development programs, direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Contact and market the community to outside agencies and enterprises. (i.e., private investors, developers, commercial brokers/realtors etc.); conduct tours of industrial and commercial sites or potential sites and available facilities; gather business related data and demographics and develop marketing materials. Vehicles to use will be the website, collaterals representing the community and its’ offerings, digital platforms, applications, and social media.

Coordinate and meet with business prospects and prepare information relative to business needs including land, buildings, utility and street infrastructure, incentives, labor force and other needs as it relates to their potential relocation or expansion into the community.

Communicate and coordinate economic development programs and plans as they relate to accomplishing the planned goals to the City Manager and the EDC Board. When appropriate or timely, communicate through formal meetings and/or informal meetings with the City Manager, City Council, EDC, Downtown Revitalization Committee, area Chambers of Commerce and similar groups.

Direct the research, analysis, and evaluation of technical information to determine feasibility and economic impact of proposed industrial expansions and developments.

Develop, administer, and oversee the EDC budget in conjunction with the City Finance Director.

Approve the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approve expenditures and implement budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.

Take any recommended changes because of unexpected needs to the EDC Board for approval.

Take the recommendations to the City Manager, Finance Director and to the City council for approval.

Attends all EDC meetings and prepares detailed reports on statistics, business prospects, grants, etc. for each meeting.

Attend City Council meetings as needed and prepare appropriate reports for presentation.

Work with the EDC Board on review and revisions to the EDC Strategic Action plan as needed.

Establish and implement appropriate incentive plans and policies as they relate to recruited and retained business and industry.

Serve as liaison with various local, state, and Federal agencies, coordinating projects with agencies as deemed necessary and appropriate. i.e., Wilco Economic Development Partnership, Opportunity Austin, State of Texas Economic Development Division etc.

Must be familiar with existing inventory of available buildings and business property sites within the community; includes both public and private buildings and land areas.

Serve as a member of economic development groups or task force that promote economic and community development at the local, State, or Federal level, as deemed necessary or appropriate. Monitor legislation and regulations relating to economic development and keep stakeholders informed as it relates to the Strategic Action Plan three-year goals.

Maintain a strong working relationship with the general public, area businesses, clients, the media, and others.

Attending professional development workshops and conferences to stay abreast of trends and developments. Manage and help to develop any employees of the EDC. Current: EDC Coordinator Future: Assistant EDC Director, Marketing Director, Administrative Assistant

Other Job Functions Operational characteristics, services, and activities of comprehensive economic development programs. Modern and complex principles and practices of public sector management. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies, and operational needs. Management skills to analyze programs, policies, and operational needs. Principles and practices of program development and administration. Identify and respond to community business and City Council issues, concerns, and needs. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work including city officials, employees, business leaders, civic groups, and the general public. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Additional work hours may be required to complete projects during peak work periods.

EDUCATION EXPERIENCE CERTIFICATION LICENSING • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in economic development including two years of management experience. • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, Economics, Political Science, or Marketing preferred, but not required. • Certified Economic Developer certification (CEcD) or Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) certification preferred, but not required.

Job Requirements

See above in job description.

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Candice Scott, Director of Human Resources
Liberty Hill Development Corporation
Research Analyst
Greater San Marcos Partnership
San Marcos
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 19, 2024 - Until Position Filled
Organization: Greater San Marcos Partnership
Street Address:
City: San Marcos
State: Texas
Job Description

SUMMARY: The Greater San Marcos Partnership is a 501c(6) public-private partnership whose mission is to increase economic opportunity for the Greater San Marcos region through the attraction of high quality jobs and investment. Our office is located on the historic square in the heart of downtown San Marcos. This position will be responsible for providing the data and research needs for business attraction, business retention and expansion, and marketing efforts for the Greater San Marcos region, as well as providing data to our PR firm, investors and the public.

Key Responsibilities:

• Perform research, surveys, and analysis in support of business attraction needs, including data utilized in completion of large RFIs. • Perform research, surveys, and analysis in support of business retention & expansion to further small business and workforce development programs and initiatives. • Support business attraction and other Partnership programs with the production and maintenance of information products (shared databases, reports, surveys, marketing materials, web content, maps, PPT presentations, employer’s database, community profiles, etc.). • Produce industry white papers, metro comparisons, and consultant briefs to support business attraction initiatives. • Aggregate relevant regional real estate data and provide quarterly updates to the team. • Identify and obtain information resources, data analysis and tools necessary to support research, analysis and information responsibilities. • Evaluate internal metrics and databases for opportunities to improve usefulness, accessibility, and quality. Consider and implement revisions to data coverage, database programming, and report format as appropriate. • Maintain information and data collected in support of internal reporting, publications, presentations and databases in well organized and thoroughly documented electronic and/or hard copy files. • Create, organize and maintain files and databases from which commonly requested information can be efficiently accessed to respond to inquiries, create proposals or presentations, or update publications. • Provide research and information as needed to support community partners’ economic development efforts and respond to general inquiries from investors, media and the public. • Establish strong relationships with other members of the research and economic development community in order to improve access to information and expertise, and to enhance our position within the community as a resource.

Job Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Data Analysis, Business, Economics, Political Science or related field. • Ability and willingness to take on an increasingly diverse breadth of projects, tasks, and responsibilities as time goes on. • Ability to synthesize complex subject matter and present it in a user-friendly and understandable manner. • Effective research, writing, and presentation skills with working knowledge of tools and methods for data storage, access, analysis, and presentation. • Proficiency in or ability to comprehend and implement a range of software tools: particularly Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. • GIS experience and/or web or other publishing ability a plus. • Demonstrated knowledge/experience of the resources and tools for identifying and compiling high quality information, research, and analysis regarding variables or issues related to business decision-making. • Highly organized and committed to maintaining information to the highest standards of accuracy, comparability, completeness, and timeliness. • Professional and effective communications and interpersonal skills in relation to research resources, economic development community partners, and staff. • Good time management skills with flexible attitude and ability to handle multiple projects with short deadlines.

Candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to Shannon Webb at:

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Director of Community Development
City of Cleveland TX
Posted Date
Job Description
Application Period: March 4, 2024 - April 30, 2024
Organization: City of Cleveland TX
Street Address: 907 E Houston
City: Cleveland
State: Texas
Zip: 77327
Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY - The Director of Community Development is responsible for both the Economic Development and Development Service areas within the City of Cleveland. The Director, under Economic Development, is responsible for directing, coordinating, and administering economic development efforts, targeting new development efforts, retaining and expanding existing businesses, facilitating programs to enhance economic development and job growth. Under development services, oversees the operations of the Planning, Building Official, Permitting and Inspection Services, and the Code Enforcement functions and performs a variety of supervisory, administrative, and professional work in development and implementation of Development Services plans and programs including managing the City review process for development. This position assists in the handling of complex, multidimensional management issues requiring a high level of originality and independent judgment. The Director operates with considerable independence within the framework of established procedures, guidelines and City policies.

Job Requirements

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend City Council meetings, Economic Development Corporation meetings, Planning & Zoning Commission meetings, the Board of Adjustment meetings, and provide guidance on issues of concerns or conflicts, In addition to serving as the designated staff liaison for many of the above listed boards and commissions, the Director is responsible for preparing agendas, agenda items and supporting documents for the above Boards and Commissions;
  • Provides economic development and development services updates, reports and presentations to the City Council, appropriate boards and commissions and City Manager;
  • Works with the appropriate boards and commissions, City Manager and other department directors (primarily Fire Chief/Marshall and Public Works Director);
  • Coordinates with the City finance department and the Cleveland Economic Development Board to make recommendations for the annual budget and amendments as needed;
  • Communicates and coordinates with real estate professionals, developers, and business owners interested in establishing or expanding businesses in Cleveland;
  • Develops and implements a Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) program for existing businesses in Cleveland;
  • Markets and promotes Cleveland to various business and development interests;
  • Act as liaison between City departments, developers, and external entities as needed; facilitate the coordination of the review and approval process with appropriate committees; assist developers on inter-governmental issues where appropriate;
  • Provide professional assistance with retail, commercial, and industrial development programs, projects, and activities for the long-term benefit of Cleveland;
  • Works with City partners (Cleveland ISD, Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Liberty County, Leadership East Texas, etc.);
  • Develop and maintain Community Development web-pages and social media sites;
  • Monitors Community Development expenditures ensuring programs are kept within established limits of the budget;
  • Reviews analysis, documents, and reports prepared by consultants and staff to assure accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness and present them to the City Manager, appropriate boards and commissions, or City Council as needed;
  • Keeps abreast of legislative developments which may impact the Community Development programs, policies and/or procedures and advises the appropriate boards and commissions, City Manager, and City Council about such changes with recommendations;
  • Responsible for development and implementation of the economic development plan including attraction and retention of businesses partnering with local, state and other regional economic development partners;
  • Review grant applications; actively identify and pursue additional sources of funding for the department’s program and/or develop financing alternatives. Oversee management and admission of grants awarded for Community Development and related grants; Monitor projects for compliance with appropriate Federal, State and local laws and regulations;
  • Requires travel to professional conference(s) such as APATX, ICSC, TEDC, TML, etc.;
  • Develop and deliver presentations to City Council, prospective business owners and developers, outside agencies, existing businesses, local and regional organizations and professional business organizations;
  • Assist in recruitment of high-quality retailers, restaurants, and sales tax-generating businesses for the development of commercial tax-generating properties; within the city limits;
  • Perform additional related duties as assigned
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Angela Valdez, Human Resources Director
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