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City Business Development Manager, City of Camden

Position Category:  Community/Economic Development

This full-time position is under the general supervision of the Economic Development Director and includes state health and retirement benefits. 

Duties of the position include, but are not limited to:

·         Recruiting, growing and retaining business in Camden through collaborative planning with city staff and resources, target research, lead generation, marketing, PR, and real estate portfolio oversight and relationship management. 

·         Attract and maintain business activity that creates new jobs and adds to our tax base. 


·         Degree and three to five years professional experience in economic development, real estate, architecture, business development, or combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Deadline: March 4, 2016

Applications are available at  Please send applications/resumes to City of Camden, Personnel Department, PO Box 7002, Camden SC 29021 or  EOE


Assistant Director of Economic Development for Richland County Government

This position serves as the back-up for the Director of Economic Development. This position will recruit new business and grow existing industry within Richland County in order to generate employment opportunities for county residents and increase the local tax base; coordinate all economic and community development programs, prospect visits, existing industry and business expansions, economic development initiatives; and provide economic development vision, leadership, with both internal and external customers. Requires Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or public administration. Must possess a valid state driver’s license. Must be able to effectively use Microsoft office and customer relationship management software. Requires three to five years of relevant experience with economic development.  To apply, please go to:  and click on “careers” page.


OPEN DATE:   January 20, 2016

POSITION:       Barnwell County EDC Director

Barnwell County is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Barnwell County Economic Development Director.  The Director will work under the supervision of the Economic Development Commission and will be expected to exercise ethical principles, sound judgment and discretion when dealing with assigned responsibilities that will enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for the citizens of the county. 

The Director must establish a positive working relationship with elected and appointed officials, develop allies and other partners within the county and throughout the region and State of South Carolina.  They must understand and adhere to the definition of “confidentiality” as established by the South Carolina Department of Commerce, and serve as the county’s economic development liaison with The Southern Carolina Regional Development Alliance and the South Carolina Department of Commerce.

A competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience will be provided.  Benefits will include paid vacation, sick leave, health insurance, mileage reimbursement and State Retirement.


A formal four-year undergraduate college degree and proven experience in business, community planning, economic development and/or a related field is preferred.  Demonstration of achievements in leadership, planning, management and organizational skills that indicate the ability to bring people together to accomplish the established goals of the organization is required. 

Applications and a more detailed description of the job and required qualifications may be obtained at Barnwell County EDC office located at 1750 Jackson Street, Suite 100, Barnwell, SC 29812.  Contact Pam Nobles at  or by phone at 803-259-1263. Applications will be accepted until Monday, February 22, 2016.


Position Description for Union County Development Board

Executive Director

Summary:  The Union County Development Board (UCDB) is seeking a new director to head the county’s economic development organization. The perfect candidate would be a qualified economic development professional who has a proven track record of recruiting new business and industry.  Under the supervision of the Chairman of the UCDB, the executive director is responsible for marketing the assets of Union County to create capital investment and jobs, attract new businesses, and retain and encourage expansion of new businesses. 

The Executive Director will be adept at maintaining positive relationships with elected and appointed officials, UCDB board members, regional and state economic development organizations, brokers, realtors, developers, utility providers, and property owners. The Executive Director should have extensive knowledge of current trends in economic development and best practices, manage day-to-day activities of the UCDB and develop and implement programs to achieve the goals as set forth by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is expected to provide vision and strategic insight to the Board of Directors toward fulfilling the UCDB’s mission.

The ideal candidate will have experience in analyzing development proposals, negotiating incentives, and closing deals. Acting as a catalyst for assurance that the community is equipped with appropriate industrial sites and buildings, infrastructure, and workforce is expected.

Minimum Requirements:  

·         A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in economics, public or business administration, planning, or a closely related field is required.

·         The designation of South Carolina Certified Economic Developer (SCCED) or IEDC’s Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) is preferred.

·         Demonstration of achievements, leadership and organizational skills that indicate the ability to bring people together by developing strong networks of professional contacts.

·         Experience in marketing, business development, and project management are a plus.

·         Strong leadership skills and cooperative/collaborative team player are a must.

·         Ability to work in a fast paced competitive environment.

·         Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license.

·         Available to work weekends when necessary.

·         After hours work and travel out of town as required.

·         Must be able to maintain confidentiality.


·         Five- Ten years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a professional level economic development capacity is preferred.

·         Three-Five years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in a professional level capacity is required.

·         Experience in private-sector business and in local government is highly desirable.

·         Candidates must have a verifiable track record of success and a stable work history.

DISCLAIMER: This job description indicates the general nature and imperative duties and responsibilities of work performed by the Executive Director on a daily basis. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties required. The employee may be asked to perform other duties as the Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


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