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Job Title:

Existing Industry and Workforce Development Manager



Kershaw County Economic Development Office

Job Type:

Full Time (8:00 -5:00) May vary on occasion


35,000 – 40,000 DOQ

Opening Date:

November 18, 2016

Closing Date:

December 18, 2016















General Statement of Job:

The purpose of this position is to develop, manage and implement the existing industry and workforce development programs of the Kershaw County Economic Development Department.  Primary duties include, but are not limited to: regular industry visitation schedule; management of the Kershaw County Industrial Association; liaison between area education institutions, workforce training organizations, and existing industries; and coordinate publicity of industrial activities and accomplishments. 


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

-         Develop and administer a pro-active existing industry and business retention program that includes regular industry visitation, plant management interviews, annual industry wage and benefit survey, monthly Industrial Association meetings, and Industrial Appreciation Day events

-         Oversee data compilation of industry trends and information

-         Develop and coordinate workforce development programs to meet the needs of Kershaw County existing industries

-         Coordinate with Economic Development Marketing Manager the regular distribution of manufacturing focused stories to promote both manufacturing career opportunities and local industry successes

-         Represents the department on area workforce boards and committees to facilitate industrial growth in Kershaw County

-         Develop and maintain positive relationships with Department of Commerce, regional economic development organizations, and economic development allies

-         Make presentations as needed including civic, student, and industrial groups

-         Perform various other duties as assigned by the Economic Development Director

Required Skills and Qualifications:

-         Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Education, Economics or a related field

-         Must have four (4) years of work experience in manufacturing, technical education, business development, economic development, human resources or other related field.

-         Must possess a valid state driver’s license

-         Computer experience with proficiency of Microsoft applications including Excel and  PowerPoint and social media

-         Must have strong written and verbal communication skills

-         Must be able to develop and build relationships, collaborate with others, and work on a team.



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Kershaw County Employment Applications are only accepted for positions that are posted.

Employment Applications should ONLY be submitted within the posting dates

and must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the closing date.


**Resumes are ONLY accepted as an attachment to a completed application**


Applications should ONLY be submitted to:


Attn: Applications

Kershaw County Government Center

515 Walnut Street

Camden, SC 29020


Any branch of the SC Department of Employment and Workforce


Kershaw County is an equal opportunity provider and employer. It is the policy of Kershaw County to recruit, hire, train, and promote employees on the basis of qualifications and without discrimination because of race, religion, color, political affiliation, physical disability, national origin, sex, age, or familial status.  Kershaw County is a Drug-Free Workplace.



**Status Updates regarding if Applications were received and/or if the position has been filled are unable to be given** 


Job Title: Main Street Program Manager

Reports to: City Economic Development Director

Location: Camden, SC

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: Competitive / DOQ


Job Description:

The City of Camden, SC is now accepting applications for a Main Street SC Program Manager/Marketing Manager.  The Main Street South Carolina Program follows the National Main Street America’s “Four Point Approach” - Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring utilizing historic preservation as an integral foundation for downtown economic development. A full time position, the Main Street Manager will be responsible for coordinating marketing, communications, promotional and collaboration initiatives in conjunction with the City of Camden’s acceptance into the Main Street South Carolina program - a cooperative effort between the City, downtown district businesses and property owners, and other stakeholders, to revitalize, market, and promote downtown Camden. Camden’s Main Street SC Program functions as a City department. The. Competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and excellent benefits. 


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative and well organized marketing professional capable of functioning effectively in a very interactive and collaborative environment. 


Job Knowledge and Skills Required 

The candidate must have education and experience appropriate to the responsibilities with emphasis on marketing and communications, public administration, non-profit or volunteer administration, hospitality / retail marketing management, or small business development. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills along with documented experience writing promotional content for various communications platforms is required. Demonstrated mathematical, computer and website management skills are essential. CRM database usage and prior experience with a Main Street Program is preferred.  


He/she will be responsible for the development, execution, and documentation of the Main Street Program and related public events within the boundaries of the program.  The Main Street Manager will serve as the principal on-site staff person responsible for implementing and coordinating all program activities locally, and elsewhere as appropriate. 



The Main Street Manager will be responsible for the marketing / downtown economic development tasks:
1.    Coordinate activity of and provide support to the Main Street Program team and any task forces formed to assist in attracting and maintaining business activity that creates new jobs and adds to our tax base.
2.    Develop, in conjunction with the Main Street Program team, downtown economic development strategies coordinated with the City’s overall economic development vision. 
3.    Develop and implement an annual action plan focused on four areas of organization; promotion, design, and economic development.
4.    Develop and conduct ongoing public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown’s key assets.  Use speaking engagements, media interviews, and personal appearances to keep the program in the public eye.
5.    Coordinate communications and activities with local businesses to encourage improvements in the downtown district and carry out joint activities such as promotional events, advertising, uniform store hours, special events and business recruitment.
6.    Develop and maintain web page and data systems to track the processes and progress of the Main Street Program.  These systems will include the Main Street Directory and the annual vacancy survey.
7.    Manage all administrative aspects of the Main Street Program, including maintaining local Main Street program records and reports, technical resource files and libraries, and regular reports for Camden’s Main Street Program team, City staff leadership, and others as directed.  
8.    The Main Street Manager monitors the annual project budget and maintains financial records.


To Apply: Visit for full details, and to city download employment application, and submit along with letter of interest, resume and three references to: City of Camden, Attention: Personnel Department, 1000 Lyttleton Street, Camden, SC 29020 or email


Project Manager

SC Department of Commerce

$39,960.00 - $73,935.00 Annually



LOCATION: Richland County, South Carolina

JOB TYPE: Exempt - Full-Time

NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)


Under supervision of the Division Director, will serve as project manager (sales consultant) to generate and manage complex projects that result in job creation and capital investment in South Carolina.  Work with business clients to identify and recommend site locations, business advantages, workforce availability, and demonstrate South Carolina's quality of life.  Present and sell business opportunities in South Carolina through sales, missions, trade shows, consultant referrals and special events in collaboration with local economic development representatives, community and business leaders, and state and local government representatives.  Track lead generation and project management data in the agency's Customer Relationship Management System to allow for analysis and monitoring of projects.


A Bachelor's degree in business, marketing, finance, public administration or a related field and three (3) years' experience.  Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) a must.


Economic development experience preferred.  Graduate degree preferred.  German language skills a plus.


Position will require national and/or potential international travel.  Applicant must have the ability to establish and maintain effective business relationships with current and prospective clients, possess knowledge of the South Carolina business community and business operations, possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral, and maintain the ability to organize information and make sound judgments regarding project priorities and strategies.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Applications and have ability to learn Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Databases.  Ability to plan, organize, and direct complex projects.


TO APPLY:, select Jobs and search by agency, Department of Commerce



Job Title:  Director of Corporate Development

Reports to:  Executive Vice President – Economic Futures Group
Spartanburg, SC

FLSA Classification:  Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Director of Corporate Development will serve in two primary capacities.

Lead the effort, in conjunction with public and private partners, to:

·         Develop, recruit and retain professional service (also commonly referred to as “White Collar”),           finance, headquarter and other high impact related jobs

·         Attract and retain investment relative to the aforementioned target sectors

Position Responsibilities: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND TASKS TO BE PERFORMED INCLUDE (estimated monthly time %)

  • Identify target rich sectors and geographical markets for recruitment (15%)
  • Utilize a lead management system to build a robust pipeline (10%)
  • Develop a plan (supplemented by One Spartanburg’s five year community and economic development strategy), with objective measures, and budget to aggressively pursue leads (5%)
  • Conduct an inventory of assets (real estate, talent and quality of place) and identify areas of opportunity (5%)
  • Collaborate with local government officials to develop innovative attraction/incentive strategies (10%)
  • Build meaningful relationships within the real estate, development and brokerage communities (10%)
  • Develop relationships with local business leaders in an effort to prospect within their respective networks (10%)
  • Partner with appropriate players to improve Spartanburg’s product including, but not limited to: (10%)

     -the development of office space

     -quality of place enhancements

     -talent development, attraction and retention

·         Develop a network of established CEOs to assist in lead development and actual site visits (5%)

·         With assistance from the Director of Research and Administration, monitor trends and information relative to the target sectors (5%)

  • Work with Director of Marketing to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy (5%)
  • Research best practices from similar programs and bring recommendations to leadership (5%)

Additional duties as assigned (5%)


  • Real estate, economic development, finance, business or related experience (preference is for 5+ years)
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and presentation)
  • Strong business and real estate acumen
  • Excellent project management skills from project initiation to execution
  • Proven track record of exceptional customer service
  • Results focused with the ability to develop and execute strategic plans (metric driven)
  • Ability to work both independently and on diverse and dynamic teams
  • Proficient using all MS office programs
  • Ability to work nights and weekends to accommodate after hours meetings and events
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally


  • Five (5) years banking, business development or related experience
  • MBA or related advanced degree or certification (real estate, economic development, business, finance, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with applicable partners'

The closing date for consideration is end of business on November 30, 2016. To apply, applicants should send a resume and cover letter to the attention of John Kimbrell at




PAY BAND: $44,144 - $70,518



The Manager of Existing Business is an information broker and primary point of contact for Existing Business and Industry in Richland County. Primary duties include, but are not limited to:  managing  all aspects of the Richland County Existing Business program, implementing and managing a visitation program to gain a better understanding of  Richland County existing businesses’ needs and potential opportunities, creating a program of work to respond appropriately to business needs,  planning and organizing appreciation events and informative, engaging seminars that address the established needs and interests of existing businesses, creating, managing and maintaining business directories and databases, and identifying and assisting with expansion opportunities of local companies. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic meetings with management.



Manages all aspects of the Existing Business  Program. Makes recommendations for program enhancements or changes that will streamline processes, provide opportunities to gather better/more accurate  information and/or other recommendations that will ensure the success and integrity of the program.


Manages the Existing Business Visitation Program including, but not limited to: engaging client companies to create a visitation opportunity, researching client company and understanding key products or services prior to attending visitation meetings, collecting data from the company in a professional and knowledgeable manner, and following up in a timely manner with accurate information.


Re-engages stakeholders and manages operations of the Richland County Manufacturers Council.


Seeks out and researches new opportunities for Existing Industries to include, but not limited to: understanding applicable sections of the SC Tax Code, knowledge of existing incentive, training and other relevant programs, monitoring and keeping up to date on new or upcoming legislation, policies and programs that may be beneficial to existing businesses, and the ability to explain and/or present the relevant benefits to key stakeholders including department director, county administrator, EDC, county council and/or client companies. 


Monitors existing industry for signs of possible plant closings or reductions and seeks remedies.


During interactions with existing companies, identifies potential expansion opportunities.  If there is an opportunity, collects pertinent data, engages appropriate partners at the state and county level, performs various project analyses, to include completion of a cost/benefit analysis and property tax calculation model, creates project summary report  and incentive recommendation report to be presented to department director, county administrator, EDC, County Council or other stakeholders .


Monitors changes in top management of local industries and contacts new management as soon as possible to ensure that they are aware of Richland County existing business services and have a primary point of contact with the County Economic Development Office should a need or issue arise.


Maintains existing industries database and directories.


Collaborates with existing businesses to develop applicable incentive applications and/or submissions and manages the project throughout the required incentive processes. 


Plans and organizes existing industry appreciation programs.  Examples: Industry Appreciation Month events and recommending annual Ambassador for Economic Development candidates.


Leads the planning and implementation of groundbreaking and/or ribbon-cutting events for existing business/industry expansions.


Plans and implements existing industry seminars. This includes identifying the  needs and interests of existing businesses and coordinating with relevant partners to plan a worthwhile and engaging seminar that meets the needs established by stakeholders.  The seminars will be planned and implemented based on interest, but should occur approximately every calendar quarter.


Writes and distributes press releases for existing business.


Writes and places articles highlighting local existing industries. 




Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Business, Communications or other relevant field. 




Requires a valid state driver’s license.




A minimum of five years of relevant experience in Planning, Community and/or Economic Development is required.



If interested in applying for this position, please submit a letter of interest and resume to Jeff Ruble at


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