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President and CEO
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation
Conway, SC

The Myrtle Beach Regional EDC (MBREDC) is conducting a search to recruit a self-motivated, results-driven leader with excellent communication and presentation skills who can work closely with business leaders, site selection consultants, and regional/state development partners.  This position plans, organizes and implements innovative economic development strategies to promote the growth and development of Horry County’s manufacturing base.  A successful candidate will remain focused on the retention and expansion of existing businesses, while aggressively recruiting new businesses to the community.  The position will also be responsible for the management of economic development staff, EDC finances and investor relations.  The President and CEO reports directly to the Executive Committee of the MBREDC. 

A Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, or a related field, with associated supervisory experience, and  economic development experience is required.  A Master’s degree and IEDC’s Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification is preferred, but not required.

Salary: An competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to MBREDC Board Chairman Fred Richardson at

Laurens County Economic Development Office

The Laurens County Development Corporation Invites applications for the position of Executive Director.  Laurens County has a population of approximately 70,000 and is located in Upstate South Carolina. The County is primarily rural with close proximity to the urban area of Greenville, with primary employment being in the fields of automotive technology, education, warehouse distribution, and associated support industries. The Laurens County Economic Development Corporation is a public-private entity seeking an Executive Director. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of attracting new businesses, creating jobs, adding tax base and supporting existing business expansion within a community. This position reports directly to the Board of the Laurens County Economic Development Corporation.


·         Professional Certification preferred. Economic Development training preferred.

·         Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Marketing or development related field required, Master’s Degree preferred.

·         Minimum of 3 years of successful economic and business development experience, lead generation, project management, industry attraction and retention.

·         Successful candidate must reside within Laurens County within 90 days of hire.

·         Experience with Workforce Development and ongoing training.


·         Salary based upon credentials and experience.

·         Employment contract defining salary, benefits, and incentive plan to be negotiated.

·         Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

Job Duties:

·         Manage new prospect and project relations at all levels from lead/suspect origination to fulfillment of appropriate site selection and project analysis.  Process management from beginning to end.

·         Identify improvements, initiate, implement, and manage a pro-active aggressive existing industry and business retention program with a menu of programs and services.

·         Research, write, edit, and compile reports as necessary and respond to requests for information (RFIs) from consultants, clients, allies, and leadership.

·         Develop and implement both a domestic and international business attraction plan in coordination with the Board.

·         Develop a 5 Year Strategic Plan with quarterly updates provided to the Board; annually update the 5 Year Plan.

·         Provide support and creative leadership in the implementation of marketing initiatives, communication, digital and multi media including social networks typically used in Economic Development.

·         Plans, initiates and directs economic development programs and services for the County; oversees the preparation and maintenance of databases and site and demographic materials, files and records.

·         Prepare for project, prospect, consultant site tours and visits.

·         Assist with product development including sites, land, buildings, spec buildings and megasite and industrial park certifications.

·         Assist with workforce development initiatives and implementation of strategic solutions for a better prepared regional workforce.

·         Markets the County through various contacts and resources; calls on and responds to requests from businesses and site selection consultants; maintains confidentially on site prospects; markets both regionally and nationally.

·         Meets with civic organizations, developers, educational institutions, municipalities, land owners and citizens to learn the resources and needs of the County and promote the merits of economic development.

·         Consults and confers with local business representatives, Chamber of Commerce, realtors, and advisory committees regarding development activity planning and implementation.

·         Represents the Laurens County Economic Development Corporation at meetings of Laurens County Council, Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and Municipal Council meetings as needed.

·         Maintains strong working relationships with local businesses and economic development agencies, South Carolina Department of Commerce, local Chamber of Commerce organization and other similar groups that promote economic development.

·         Prepares comprehensive reports and presentations as required; prepares department budget and monitors expenditures.

·         Performs other duties as required by the Laurens County Development Corporation Board.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·         Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and processes involved in economic development

·         Considerable knowledge of the principles of management, business, organizational procedures and financing.

·         Considerable knowledge of economic, social and technological resources available in the economic development field.

·         Considerable knowledge of the assets of the community and federal, state and local laws pertaining to economic development and planning.

·         Skills in data collection and analysis; ability to establish and maintain pertinent data bases.

·         Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively.

·         Professionally dressed.

Application Process

Please submit cover letter (with salary expectation) and resume by Friday, September 4, 2015 to Dr. David Pitts, Laurens County Development Corporation Executive Director Search Chair at or by mail to: Dr. David A. Pitts, Laurens County Economic Development Corporation Search Committee,  211 North Broad Street, Suite B, Clinton, SC  29325.

Fill out the authorization form attached.

Williamsburg County Economic Development Office





The Director of Economic Development will work under the supervision of the County Supervisor to lead and direct the economic development program for the county. He or she will serve as the county’s representative in the recruitment of new business and industry as well as assist in the expansion of existing business and industry. The Director will work with elected and appointed officials, development allies and other partners within the county, region and State of South Carolina to develop a competitive environment for economic development through areas such as: site, park and building development, infrastructure development and expansion, workforce, and marketing to name a few.


The following job functions are essential for success in this position, but other duties may be required and assigned.

Supervises, directs and evaluates economic development staff. Prepares budget proposals and is responsible for the administration of funding for economic development programs.

Develops, coordinates and implements a program of work related to the recruitment and expansion of business and industry and initiatives to maintain a competitive community.

Establishes close working relationships with existing business and industry leaders providing assistance and resolution on matters related to infrastructure capacity, workforce availability and other issues affecting profitability and ability to expand

Collects and maintains current demographic and economic data necessary to promote the competitiveness and advantages of locating a business in the county. In addition, is responsible for maintaining all information related to business and industrial sites, parks and buildings and providing same to regional and state information systems.

Responsible for designating and securing control of new sites and properties for business and industrial development. Works closely with local infrastructure and transportation allies to plan for development and funding of system expansions to meet current and future economic and community development project needs.

Develops marketing strategies to promote the advantages of locating in the county to regional, state, and national economic development organizations. Coordinates marketing strategies with regional and state initiatives.

Attends economic development educational seminars, workshops, and conferences in order to maintain knowledge on current and future economic development trends.

Delivers periodic program updates and economic development presentations to elected officials, community organizations and prospective businesses.

Williamsburg County, SC Director of Economic Development14401 ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, finance, economics or a related field. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in business, community planning or economic development and proven ability to unite individuals to accomplish common goals.


Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage and correlate data. Includes exercising judgment in the determination of what data best meets the needs per inquiry.

Human Interaction and Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to interact not only in a professional and managerial capacity with department staff, but also with county officials and economic development professionals. The ability to understand and utilize economic development terminology in numerous business settings. Effective communication through both writing and public speaking.

Equipment and Materials Utilization: Proficiency with computers, including Windows NT, Power Point, Excel, and other systems as needed to prepare presentations and /or materials for the purpose of presenting to a variety of individual.

Mathematical Aptitude: Ability to perform basic mathematical skills pertinent to economic

development such as: decimals and percentages, interest, calculate surface areas and other calculations as necessary.

Functional and Situational Reasoning: Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in program planning, analysis of issues and resolution to complex components of community and economic development.

Travel: In-state and regional travel required with limited national and international travel. ADA COMPLIANCE

Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at keyboard or work station.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.



 BULLETIN NO. 2016-001


Williamsburg County Search Committee P.O. Box 1291

Columbia, SC 29202



POSITION TITLE:    Director of Economic Development

SALARY:       Depends on Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:    Bachelor’s Degree in business

administration, finance, economics or a related field. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in business, community planning or economic development and proven ability to unite individuals to accomplish common goals.

LOC/DEPARTMENT: Williamsburg County Economic Development Office

Application Link: x?documentid=736


Click here for the Employment Application.


Richland County Economic Development Office

POSITION: Assistant Director for Economic Development

Job Code                    1150-PR625-002

Location                     Economic Development--Administration

Salary Range             DOE/DOQ

Opening Date             07/06/2015

Closing Date              Open until filled.

Position Status         Full Time


RESPONSIBILITIES:         Under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development, the Assistant Director shall:



1.                  Visit all manufacturing, distribution, and back office/call center employers at least once a year.

2.                  Manage the Richland County Manufacturers Council.

3.                  Complete an Existing Business survey on each industry once a year.

4.                  Assist existing business with expansion and/or miscellaneous needs.

5.                  Develop a comprehensive database of all existing manufacturers, distribution companies, and back office/call center operations.

6.                  Plan recognition/appreciation events for existing businesses.

7.                  Assist in regional workforce development efforts relevant to existing industry.


1.                  Serve as back-up for Director of Economic Development on industrial prospects.

2.                  Conduct marketing trips to industries/site selection consutants in targeted markets as required.

3.                  Attend industry tradeshows as required.



1.                    Implement and maintain a marketing program to consultants and targeted industries.

2.                    Review and update marketing materials.

3.                    Monitor economic development website to assure data is up-to-date, professional and meets prospects needs.

4.                    Assure sites and building database is current and adequate.




Education and Experience:

1.                  Bachelor degree in business, marketing, or public administration

2.                  Three years’ experience in economic development

3.                  Any combination of education or experience


Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.      Ability to communicate effectively – orally and written with industrial management

2.      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external contacts

3.      Ability to carry out assignments to their completion meeting required deadlines.

4.      Good working knowledge of computers and other business equipment


Special Requirements:

1.      Valid South Carolina Driver’s License or ability to obtain one.

2.      Some travel required.



1.      Microsoft Office, ACT (or similar CRM), Prezi, ArcMap (or similar GIS based software)


 To apply, please visit

Charlotte Regional Partnership

Director of Research

Position Reports To: Senior Vice President, Marketing & Research

The Charlotte Regional Partnership is a nationally ranked top regional EDO, representing a 16 county, bi-state region.  We are seeking a Director of Research to creatively, collaboratively and strategically utilize data to transform information into knowledge that is vital for our economic development marketing and recruitment activities. The ideal candidate possesses a naturally curious, inquisitive mind; critical thinking skills to analyze information and the commitment to work in a deadline-driven environment.  Our organization also values professional development and training, encouraging staff to pursue additional education in economic development, if they wish.

Duties & Responsibilities


§  Build and maintain information, perform basic research, and analyze information pertaining to the Charlotte region;

§  Prepare project research for economic development prospects;

§  Prepare market research for publications, speeches, and collateral material used to promote the Charlotte USA brand;

§  Conduct proactive business development research to identify potential prospects for the team’s lead generation research;

§  Organize and manage the CRP knowledge management system so the entire team can access information for themselves;

§  Communicate with the various economic development agencies in the region (and states) to learn of specific assets that help to market and promote the region;

§  Communicate with investors and additional resource organizations;

§  Participating in, and initiating, special projects as needed.

Preferred Skill Sets

§  Previous experience working in an economic development environment

§  GIS , using ESRI

§  Graphic Design, using Adobe CS6

§  Understanding of labor analysis, industry clusters and demographics

§  Ability to communicate effectively through reports and presentations

§  Skillful in Social Media

§  Self-motivated with proven ability to execute projects from start to finish


This position is currently open until filled.   Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email only to:

 Executive Director of Economic Development ‐ Fairfield County, SC

Under the supervision of the Fairfield County administrator, the director implements the mission and directives of the
Fairfield County Council and Administration in order to ensure the effective facilitation of industrial, business and
commercial investment in Fairfield County. With considerable initiative and independent judgment, directs the
economic and industrial development of the County with the creation and implementation of economic development
strategies. These strategies include short and long range initiatives to ensure future success. The director promotes
expansion of existing industries in the County and the establishment of new industries. Assists new and existing
industries and businesses in obtaining infrastructure support, grant funding and manpower. Promotes the County’s
attributes with the creation of marketing materials and maintains a database of County resources. Coordinates
economic development activities with various local, regional, State and Federal officials and agencies and the Central SC

Project Management:
- Manage new and existing projects from start to finish.
- Respond to requests for information from companies and consultants.
- Coordinate and execute prospect site visits.
- Prepare materials and presentations that highlight the County’s strengths.
- Coordinate with local, regional and state allies to utilize all project resources.
- Negotiate with industry representatives to encourage a location in the County.

Existing Industry:
- Ensure existing industry retention and expansion through maintaining relationships. This will include regular
visitation and contact with existing industries to address issues that arise.
- Assist with existing industry expansions.
- Survey industry for workforce information to for accurate responses to prospects.
- Promote community workforce initiatives and assist where possible in growing them.

Product Development & Marketing:
- Maintain up‐to‐date information on all available site and buildings and update allies for accurate marketing.
- Ensure the county has the appropriate product available developing new sites, parks and speculative
buildings when necessary.
- Perform planning duties with respect to transportation and infrastructure needs; contacts land owners to
determine and discuss potential development sites.

Marketing & Networking:
- Participate in networking events to build relationships with key allies, SC Department of Commerce
representatives, consultants, and companies.
- Attend marketing trips and events that promote the county and its assets to further economic development.
- Coordinate economic development and marketing efforts with the regional alliance, state and other allies.

Economic Development Office Administration:
- Prepare and submit grant proposals for special funding; administers grants received.
- Negotiate and administer various contracts and agreements.
- Provides direct assistance to the County Administrator and County Council in economic development
matters and regarding various special projects.
- Ability to perform at a high level of independence. Plans, organizes and directs all programs and activities of
the Economic Development Department, with emphasis on creating and implementing short and long range
- Compile, organize and utilize various financial information necessary in the preparation of the departmental
budget, and prepares and monitors the budget. Oversee the development and administration of the
department budget; ensures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities
and time.
- Receive and review billing invoices, public bids, grant applications, agreements, agreements, utility
contracts, deeds, tax records, annual reports, etc.

- Perform general administrative work as required; including: typing and preparing reports and
correspondence, entering and retrieving computer data; reviewing email, mail and literature; conducting
and attending meetings, answering the telephone, faxing information, copying, filing, etc.
- Operate a variety of equipment such as a computer, printer, automobile, copier, telephone, calculator, fax
machine, tape recorder, etc. with knowledge of relevant software programs.
- Some travel both domestically and potentially internationally.
- Perform related duties as required.

- Requires Bachelor's degree in urban or regional planning, business or public administration, economics,
finance, marketing or other related field.
- Minimum five years of experience in public administration, economic development or marketing and
business development.
- Ability to review, evaluate, prepare and/or process technical and legal documents, agreements, prospect
presentation materials, site maps and plans, utility maps, cost/benefit analyses, technical reports, statistical
reports, budget documents, proposals, memos, correspondence, etc.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Interacts and communicates effectively and
persuasively with various groups and individuals including: County Administrator, members of County
Council, County department heads and staff, elected officials, industry/commercial officials, prospects, site
owners, news media, consultants, engineers, attorneys, school officials, real estate brokers and the general
public to develop public awareness and support of economic development efforts and to foster effective
working relationships.
- Detail oriented with the ability to work in a high‐pressure, fast‐paced environment that sometimes provides
little notice and short turn‐around times.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects at one time.
- Advanced computer skills in all Office programs including: Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

- Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
- Economic development related certifications are preferred.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter stating salary requirements to:
Sandy Clowney
Fairfield County Administration Attention: County Administrator
P.O. Drawer 60
Winnsboro, SC 29180


Upstate SC Alliance

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Recruiting Start Date: July 1, 2015
Recruiting End Date: July 31, 2015


Position Summary:
The Marketing Coordinator will provide a key role in the creation of the organization’s marketing materials by producing collateral, graphics, presentations, direct mailings and web content. They will also play a key role in supporting the Director of Global Engagement with inbound and outbound events as it relates to Centers of Influence and international delegations.

Full Job Description


Application Process

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience in core responsibilities and salary requirements by email to by July 31, 2015. Also include examples of your graphic design and layout capabilities. 

Please no phone calls or visits to Upstate SC Alliance office.

The Upstate SC Alliance is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regards to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

Upstate SC Alliance

Job Title: Business Recruitment Officer
Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Recruiting Start Date: July 1, 2015
Recruiting End Date: July 31, 2015


Position Summary:
The Business Recruitment Officer is responsible for the development and execution of all business recruitment activities for the Upstate, creating awareness of the region's assets on a global scale. They will assist the Director of Business Recruitment in establishing plans, budgets and strategies to increase the pipeline for business recruitment and new job creation within the Upstate region. 

Full Job Description


Application Instructions:

Qualified applicants should submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience in core responsibilities and salary requirements by email to by July 31, 2015. Please no phone calls or visits to Upstate SC Alliance office.


The Upstate SC Alliance is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regards to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.






Job Title: Manager, Community / Economic Development Grade: 12


Reports To: V.P., Marketing & Public Relations Dept. Head: Same  


Supervises:     None




Coordinates governmental relations activities with municipal, county, and state agencies.  Coordinates economic, business, and industrial development activities.





1.   Keeps abreast of legislative activities at municipal, county, and state levels. Coordinates lobbying efforts through the Electric Cooperatives of SC. with special attention to their impact on Palmetto Electric.


2.   Periodically attends municipal and county council meetings in the Cooperative's service area. Stays abreast of franchise terms and changes with all municipalities.


3.   Maintains frequent contact and acts as liaison with municipal, county and State officials.


4.   Promotes economic and industrial development in Palmetto Electric's service area.


5.   Keeps abreast of available loans and grants and executes applications as needed. Assist with the implementation and requests for Utility Tax Credit funding to benefit economic development in Palmetto’s service area.


6.   Works closely with Palmetto Economic Development Corporation, SC Economic Development Assoc, and local economic development Alliances.


7.   Represents Palmetto Electric in the S.C. Economic Development Association, Southern Economic Development Association and National Rural Economic Developers Association. Serves on numerous Boards as requested.


8.   Works closely with prospects considering locating in Palmetto Electric's service area and maintains contact after location through business and industry visits.


9.   Performs public presentations pertaining to governmental and economic development related matters. Chamber functions such as Business After Hours and other related functions.


10.  Assist with coordination of Palmetto Electric's Annual Meeting.


11.  Performs other such duties as may be required.





B.S. Degree in Public or Business Administration, plus five (5) years’ experience in governmental affairs and/or economic development.


Cherokee County Development Board


POSITION:                   Deputy Director


RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Deputy Director will have primary responsibilities in the following areas:   

·         Project Management

·         Existing industry and business retention programs and services

·         GIS/Mapping

·         Economic Development planning & programing

·         Research


Under the general supervision of the Executive Director of the Cherokee County Development Board (CCDB), the Deputy Director shall:


·         Manage both new and existing industry projects.

·         Research, write, edit, and compile reports, and respond to requests for information from prospects, clients, allies, and leadership.

·         Provide quarterly reports and updates on the CCDE ED Strategic Plan

·         Analyze and compile demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses.

·         Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including fiscal and economic impact analysis.

·         In collaboration with the Executive Director, develop and present the annual budget to the Board of Directors and the County Council for approval.

·         Provide advice, support and planning for developing and administering high profile marketing initiatives, programs and projects relating to business recruitment and development.

·         Manage, develop and implement an aggressive and pro-active business retention and expansion program along with recruiting new businesses to Cherokee County.  Assists Cherokee County business community on issues affecting retention and expansion in the community.

·         Represent CCDB at public, social and business functions.  Provide testimony and information to civic and community organizations on areas that impact the initiatives of the CCDB.

·         Participate in community organizations and collaborate with partners that impact the goals and initiatives of the CCDB.  Such organizations include, but are not limited to, the CCDB Board, Cherokee County Council, City of Gaffney, Town of Blacksburg, Spartanburg Community College, Limestone College, ReadySC, SC Works, the SC Upstate Regional Alliance and the SC Department of Commerce.

·         Works with state wide agencies to identify appropriate funding and programs to assist local businesses with retention and expansion, as well as applies for funding as appropriate to assist local businesses.

·         Identifies and implements strategies to improve the overall health of the Cherokee County business environment.

·         Participates in economic development professional organizations and furthers decisions that supports the local business community.

·         Monitors grant opportunities and leverages by proposal submission when available.

·         Assist in the development, management and marketing of the Upstate Corporate Park, Cherokee Corporate Park, Meadow Creek Industrial Park and other county industrial parks.

·         Assist with the coordination and participation of the daily administration of the CCDB.

·         Assists in developing and implementing department policies and procedures; evaluates operations and makes recommendations and procedural changes to increase efficiency and effectiveness as appropriate.

·         Attends training, conferences, seminars, meetings, etc., to enhance job knowledge and skills, and also evaluate training needs of staff and make recommendations as needed.

·         Plans, schedules, organizes and directs announcement events, groundbreakings, industry appreciation/recognition events, investor relation events and other events related to economic development programs and projects.

·         Performs duties of Director as required in his/her absence.


Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor’s Degree required.  Preferred in the fields of economic development, business, marketing, planning or a closely related field. 
    • 3 years’ experience in economic development or business development efforts, planning, and/or business/industry attraction, retention and expansion programs, GIS, project management or an equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to be successful in the position.
    • Economic development related certifications preferred.
    • Candidate must have outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communications skills.
    • Creative and strategic thinking abilities.
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to coordinate multiple projects.
    • Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Microsoft Office products, Adobe and various data base essentials to analyze targets.
    • Applicant must have the SCCED certification or agree to complete the SCCED certification process as a Certified SC Economic Developer within 24 months of employment.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.


·         Special Requirements:


    • Valid South Carolina Driver’s License or ability to obtain one.
    • Regional, national, and as required other overnight travel required.
    • Annual Salary Range:  $35,000 - $45,000.  Fringe benefits include medical/dental insurance and SC Retirement.
    • Position will remain open until filled.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Submit electronic cover letters and resumes electronically to

Submit hard copy applications to:

Cherokee County Development Board

101 Campus Drive

Gaffney, SC  29341


The Cherokee County Development Board is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual’s gender, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability or any other status protected by law.  This includes decisions involving hiring, job placement, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, training and sponsored programs.


 Sumter Economic Development

POSITION            Economic Development Manager (Compensation commensurate with experience)

REPORTS TO      President, Sumter Development Board


Acts as Lead Project/Program Manager for Economic Development services and supports the President as the Assistant Director in the Presidents absence or upon assignment. The position will report to the President and support the President and Director of Operations in the General operation of the organization(s). The position will also carry out all activities related to project tracking for both new and existing projects.

            1. Project Management

            2. BRE - Business Retention and Expansion programs and services

            3. Existing Industry management

            4. GIS/Mapping - Product content management

            5. Proposal and Report Preparation

            6. Research and Market Analysis


   Manage new prospect and project relations at all levels from lead/suspect origination to fulfillment of appropriate site selection and project analysis. Process management from beginning to end

   Identify improvements, initiate, implement, and manage a pro-active and aggressive existing industry and business retention program with a menu of programs and services

   Research, write, edit, and compile reports as necessary, and respond to requests for information (RFI’s) from consultants, clients, allies and leadership

   Provide quarterly updates on strategic plan

   Develop and implement both a domestic and international business attraction plan, in coordination with the President and Board of Directors

   Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including benefit/cost analysis and economic impact studies

   Aid in the development of strategic planning

   Provide support and creative leadership to staff in the implementation of marketing initiatives, communications, digital and multi media

    Networking with consultants, service providers, Department of Commerce and other economic development allies

   Work in conjunction with and in partnership with City/County and State officials for program and project resources

   Prepare for project, prospect, consultant site tours and visits

   Assist in the maintenance and upkeep of the sites and building database

   Assist with product development including sites, land, buildings, spec buildings and megasite and industrial park certifications

   Assist with workforce development initiatives and implementation of strategic solutions for a better prepared regional workforce

   Regional, national, and international travel to participate in business attraction efforts representing the organization’s interest in new jobs and investment and expansion needs as required and necessary


         Existing Industry program:

-    Visitation

-    Industry Survey

-    Promotion of Industry and their needs

-    Coordinate education needs for Skilled and unskilled workforce

-    Summarize Survey results

-    Support Legislative needs

-    Support Industrial Association Programs

-    Coordinate “Aid To Industry” Projects- signage, landscaping, litter

-    Focus on Existing Industry Needs - workforce improvement initiatives   


ACCOUNTABILITY      Directly accountable to the President


Desired Skills and Experience:


   Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, economic or business development, marketing, public relations, planning, or related field or equivalent.

   Minimum 3 years of successful economic and business development efforts, lead generation, project management, industry attraction and retention or equivalent combination of training and experience that fulfills the requirements of the position.

   Outstanding interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

   Ability to present accurate work with strong attention to detail in a high-pressure, fast-paced and ever changing environment while being held accountable for overall results

   Creative and strategic thinking

   Polished presenter

   Strong organizational skill with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneous

   Professional attitude and demonstrated examples and ability to keep project/prospect information confidential

   Advanced computer skills in Word, excel, Powerpoint and Apple IOS including Keynote and Pages

   Travel and overnight travel required 20-25%+

   Must have or complete CeCD  or equivalent within 24 months

   Valid SC drivers license w good driving record

   Completed Background and personality test


Application Process

Interested parties may submit cover letters and resumes electronically to 

Questions or hard copy applications may be directed to:


Daniel Logan, Chief Executive Officer

Logan Development Group

9 Industrial Park Drive, Box 107

Oxford, Mississippi 38655



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.



Sumter Economic Development



Manager - Communications and Strategic Initiatives (salary commensurate with experience)


President, Sumter Development Board


Primary focus on the design and implementation of a comprehensive and integrated, multi-faceted marketing and media relations strategy through research, analysis, communication programming to enhance the visibility and image of the region on a local, national, and international level. In conjunction with these responsibilities, the position will lead strategic initiatives in workforce development/skill improvement, entrepreneurial and innovation development.

 PRIMARY DUTIES               

 1.     Develop and design innovative marketing strategies that communicate to in-market and out-market partners, allies, consultants and end-users.

2.    Conduct and assimilate information and research data on economic development topics, including economic recovery, technology and innovation strategies, emerging markets and industry sectors, trade and exports, labor market information,  and tax and incentive data

3.    Provide and initiate strategic workforce development solutions individually and in partnership with allies including all workforce partners and organizations

4.    Assist in investor relations and management of private sector fund development

5.    Create and implement special event and programming for workforce strategies and regional promotion


Support Duties

-          Creating presentations for the Board, prospects and others;

-          Maintaining prospect and ally databases;

-          Assisting in maintaining our product inventory (industrial parks, sites);

-          Creating promotional materials (ads, graphics, maps) and other items used for site analysis;

-          Filling and submitting completed info requests for prospects and consultants;

-          Creating cost-benefit and economic impact analyses; 

-          Coordinating and participating in trade shows, site consultant and corporate visits;

-          Creating press releases, reports and other communications for prospects and allies;

-          Maintaining the Board’s Web site;

-          Coordinating and participating in prospect and ally visits.


Community Support: The Director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives serves in a support role for the entire community, at the direction of the president.

-          Serving as a stand-in speaker;

-          Writing speeches/creating presentations for the president to present at community/civic functions;

-          Serving on Boards, commissions and other groups in direct community support;

-          Filling information requests from community members, allies, etc.



 Manager of Communications and Strategic Initiatives is directly accountable to the President/CEO.

 Desired Skill and Experience

    Bachelor required

    7+ years of proven experience in government or corporate relations environment

    Strong leadership history and success

    Background in corporate innovation, workforce development, economic development, marketing, public relations or corporate communications

    Knowledge and understanding of business functions and principles

    Organizational skills

    Executive Management experience analyzing, managing and solving complex situations and circumstances

    Project Management experience

    Collaborator/Team Builder

    Solid marketing experience and examples of innovative, creating multi-media platforms


Application Process

 Interested parties may submit cover letters and resumes electronically to 

Questions or hard copy applications may be directed to:


Daniel Logan, Chief Executive Officer

Logan Development Group

9 Industrial Park Drive, Box 107

Oxford, Mississippi 38655



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed. The statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


Research Director - SC Department of Commerce


Department of Commerce
1201 Main Street, Suite 1600
Columbia, SC 29201



Research Director (Economic Development Department Manager)

An Equal Opportunity Employer


OPENING DATE: 06/10/15

CLOSING DATE: 07/10/1511:59 PM

JOB TITLE: Research Director (Economic Development Department Manager)




$57,299.00 - $106,012.00 Annually



LOCATION: Richland County, South Carolina

JOB TYPE: FTE - Full-Time

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



Apply directly at


Manages, develops and oversees the implementation of the research strategy for the SC Department of Commerce (SCDOC) to position SC’s competitive advantages in the recruitment of new and the development of existing industry. Conducts research on tax, incentives, marketing, technology commercialization and other strategies important to the state’s economic growth. Serve as research economist for SCDOC, producing newsletters and presentations on the state’s economic health, industry trends and economic development strategy.

Oversees the creation of a research information database that can be accessed by SCDOC staff, allies, and external agencies who promote the economic well-being of SC. Manages the creation of prospect lists, customized confidential prospect proposals, and studies that assist SCDOC’s recruiting efforts.Makespresentations to corporate executives considering SC for investment. Advises the Secretary of Commerce and Deputy Secretary regarding research matters that will assist in the strategic planning for economic success in South Carolina.

Director serves in a leadership capacity on various statewide industry and government boards representing the agency and coordinates statewide planning.

Recruits, trains, develops and manages a staff of 5-8 plus interns.


Ability to plan, organize and direct complex special projects. Knowledge of methods of research design, data collection, data manipulation and data analysis. Ability to analyze and interpret data using various statistical and
mathematical techniques. Ability to communicate effectively with strong presentation skills. Ability to direct, oversee and evaluate the work of a staff of 5-8. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, include Microsoft Dynamics and other applicable computer software products preferred. Knowledge or proficiency of Geographic Information Systems and US Government and trade sources for data.

Limited travel required.


An advanced degree in business, economics or research/statistical analysis and (5) five years of related experience. Three (3) years of supervisory experience preferred. Experience in economic development and strategic planning preferred.

* Candidates MUST specifically meet these required qualifications or an equivalent combination of education and experience to be considered for this position.




Marketing and Outreach Manager - SC Rural Infrastructure Authority


Program Manager II

Pay Band 8          Salary Range:  $57,299 - $106,01

Preferred Hiring Range:  $65,000 – $85,000

Qualifications: A bachelor's degree in business, finance, economics or related field with 5 years of experience. Working knowledge of government financing options.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Preferred qualifications: An advanced degree in a related field and seven years of experience in public finance or development financing.  

Job Description: To promote grant and loan financing products for public infrastructure to existing and potential clients and provide technical assistance that will enhance the use of agency programs.

Job Function (20%):  Provide program information and technical assistance to potential and existing clients.

·        Develop marketing materials and high quality presentations to educate and inform potential clients.

·        Develop tools and provide technical assistance to help clients comply with financial and other program requirements.

·        Hold workshops for potential or existing clients to assist in meeting application or program requirements.

Job Function (25%):  Establish working relationships with customers, trade associations and other funding partners.

·        Develop new business and retain existing customers.

·        Communicate regularly with customers to determine short term and long term infrastructure financing needs.

·        Represent the agency at trade/professional association meetings, present program information and share success stories.

·        Work with other infrastructure funders to address funding gaps for customers and to address common funding issues or concerns.

·        Collaborate with other agency staff and partner agencies.

Job Function (35%):  Promote grant and loan products for infrastructure financing through consultative meetings and presentations.

·        Pro-actively make direct calls and/or visits to customers based on a marketing plan.

·        Demonstrate a high level of understanding with grant and loan products and other financing options.

·        Develop a good understanding of the client’s financial condition and needs.

·        Customize presentations and program information to address client needs.

·        Assist in conducting preliminary credit analysis and provide guidance to clients on how to meet program requirements.

·        Provide information to customers about various financing options and assist customers in identifying resources to meet their infrastructure needs.

Job Function (20%):  Assist in the development of program financing options that are market driven and policies that ensure the long term sustainability of program funds.

·        Assess infrastructure funding programs in other states and identify best practices for consideration.

·        Seek feedback from current, former and potential customers to formulate plans for the future.

·        Analyze program trends and provide recommendations for increasing loan commitments.

·        Determine target markets and develop a marketing plan.


Please apply directly at


Director of Stakeholder Relations - CRDA


If you are a highly motivated, strategic and engaging connector, we would like to meet you. Charleston Regional Development Alliance, a public/private economic development partnership, seeks Director of Stakeholder Relations. Position requires self-starter to forge and maintain relationships throughout the community, communicate effectively with diverse individuals and organizations, and deliver value in the form of enduring relationships.

Essential requirements include at least five years of relevant experience, a talent for connecting with stakeholders in both the public and private sectors, a strategic mindset, and proven budget management skills. Submit your resume no later than Tuesday, June 9, 2015 to  



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