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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.


South Carolina Power Team

Position:  Senior Vice President of Community Preparedness

Reports to:   President/CEO


The South Carolina Power Team is the economic development alliance of the state-owned electric and water utility, Santee Cooper, and the state’s 20 electric cooperatives. Together, they provide power to more than half of all South Carolinians. Their service area covers the entire state and their offices are located in downtown Columbia, SC. For more information on the company, please visit .


Reporting to the President/CEO, the Senior Vice President of Community Preparedness will be primarily responsible for identifying, developing and marketing sites and buildings within the Power Team’s service territories in South Carolina.  They shall be responsible for the oversight of the organization’s Site Readiness Funds and ensure that projects are completed on time.  They will also oversee several other grant and community outreach programs of the organization. 

The position will also provide high level consulting and development services to the communities that we serve, as well as to the organization’s business development team as needed during the site selection process.

The position is focused on the South Carolina Power Team’s core mission of creating jobs, investment and electricity sales through the attraction, retention and expansion of business.

Education and Experience:

The Senior Vice President should have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, business, economics or a related field. A minimum of five years of full-time employment in economic development or related field is required. State, national certifications in economic development or other industry certifications is a plus.

Positon Requirements:

-          Must be proficient at project management, with an emphasis on development of project time-lines and procedures and the timely follow-up of critical projects;

-          Must have proven experience in site evaluation and development;

-          Must have the ability to build relationships, collaborate with others and foster teamwork among various allies;

-          Must have strong oral and written communication skills, as well as a knowledge of basic computer programs and applications;

-          Must be able to effectively interact with staff, board, community leaders, elected officials, existing      businesses, economic development allies and potential business prospects;

-          Must be able to travel extensively and on short notice;

-          Must be willing to perform other duties as may be required;

-          Must have a passion for the mission of the South Carolina Power Team.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and salary history and requirements electronically by October 4, 2016 to:

                                Jan Guerry

                                Administrative Assistant to the CEO



The South Carolina Power Team is an equal opportunity employer.


Director of Economic Development, City of Anderson

Position Category: Community/Economic Development


Job Duties:

  • Directs, implements, manages and supervises the programs, operations, activities, budget and employees of the economic development department charged with increasing and diversifying the city's economy and tax base by attracting new business and industry and assisting existing businesses in expansion/retention
  • Directs varied assignments in the field of economic development which requires skills in business recruiting, real estate development, finance, marketing and planning
  • Attends meetings as required and directs division staff in the preparation of information and assistance to prospective and existing developers, businesses, other entities relative to the location and/or expansion of business, industry and residential development



  • Bachelor's degree in economic development, public or business administration, or a related field
  • Five years of progressively responsible experience in economic development work of which a minimum of two years have been in a supervisory and administrative capacity
  • An entrepreneurial spirit with a proven track record of successfully developing and implementing vision and strategy for a growing economic development department

Pay info: A minimum of $85,000 annually and includes benefits and relocation assistance (if necessary)
How to apply: Apply online at



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10/13/2016 » 10/14/2016
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