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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


Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)

Existing Industry Manager – General Job Responsibilities:

Works directly with existing companies in Greenville County primarily in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and office/corporate headquarters to assist and encourage capital investment projects and new job creation.  Also adds value by advocating on behalf of these companies with different ally organizations to address issues or provide assistance as needed.

Existing Industry Manager – Job Duties include:

·          Conduct annual visits to and interviews with representatives of existing Greenville County industries in an effort to add value in the economic development process by encouraging expansion activities, including new job creation and continued capital investment while working with these companies to address areas of critical concern to their on-going operations.

·          Establish and maintain effective working relationships with business and industry executives, public officials, development allies, media, community leaders and other partners in the economic development process.

·          Develop and prepare tailored financial packages to facilitate the expansion of Greenville County industries; provide industries with pertinent statistical, demographic, financial and other data and analyses as appropriate.

·          Locate buildings or sites for expanding industries.

·          Administer any support programs; maintain and record companies’ investments.


Existing Industry Manager Skills and Qualifications:

Presentation Skills, Internal Communications, Informing Others, Verbal Communication, Closing Skills, Problem Solving Skills, Prospecting Skills, Persistence, Meeting Visitation and Assistance Metrics.

·      Master’s degree in related field preferred.

·      5-years experience in related field preferred.

·      Designation as a Certified Economic Developer is desirable.


The Greenville Area Development Corporation is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant with excellent customer service skills who thrives in a fast paced, challenging work environment.   

The employee in this position works under the general supervision of the Office Manager and provides general clerical and administrative support to multiple staff members. Primary duties include: greeting visitors, answering and routing incoming calls for a seven person office, scheduling appointments for marketing trips, making travel arrangements, website maintenance, and facilitating meetings and events.


Excellent communication skills

Ability to determine work priorities and multi-task

Ability to compose business letters, minutes, reports and charts

Ability to work as a team player

Knowledge of personal computers, hardware, software and related applications and systems (MS Office/Word/ Excel/Outlook/PowerPoint)

Five years related experience

Ideal candidate should have experience in Social Media.

Submit resume with salary requirements to Greenville Area Development Corporation, Office Manager, 233 North Main Street, Suite 250, Greenville, SC  29601.


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