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Chatham County Economic Development Corporation

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation is searching for an energetic and dynamic President to lead the organization. This is an opportunity to bring to fruition several large-scale economic development projects already underway that will provide long-term economic benefit to Chatham County and the region.

The EDC President directs the economic development program for Chatham County including implementation of the countywide economic development strategic plan and the accomplishment of its goals and objectives. The President leads collaborative efforts to promote economic development through creative linkages of organizations and coordinated services and resources. The President plays an important role in furthering several large product development projects that will be the foundation of Chatham County’s future growth. This position reports to the EDC Board, a 501(c)3.

Chatham County, part of the Research Triangle Region, is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. The region and the state are frequently ranked as best places for business in the United States. A strong quality of life attracts a diverse resident workforce and innovative companies that value strong education, recreation opportunities, and vibrant communities. A strategic location provides an avenue to the urban amenities found in nearby Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, and other great cities.

To be considered, candidates must have five or more years’ experience in economic development including business attraction, development, and retention, product development, coalition building, infrastructure development, and fundraising. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, in fields of study applicable to economic development (business, planning, public administration, economics, marketing, etc.).  Certified Economic Developer or working toward credential. Demonstrated leadership skills. Excellent written communication, public speaking, and presentation skills. Proficiency in business technologies and analytical tools that support a small, fast-paced office environment. Job description available upon request. Salary range $100,000 - $140,000. Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, retirement plan, and flex time.  

For more information about Chatham County EDC https://www.chathamedc.org/.  

Submit resume and cover letter by October 23, 2020 5:00PM to Crystal Morphis, Creative Economic Development Consulting, cmorphis@creativeedc.com.

For more information about the opportunity contact:
Crystal Morphis, CEcD, Founder and CEO
Creative Economic Development Consulting, LLC
cmorphis@creativeedc.com 336-374-8334


Greenville Area Development Corp -  Request for Qualifications for Consulting Services

 
September 9, 2020 - The GADC has issued a Request for Qualifications for Consulting Services to provide an Economic Development Strategy and Implementation Plan.   To learn more, https://www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com/about-us/strategic-plan/.  To view -  GADC Strategic Plan RFQ September 9, 2020.
Responses are due October 30, 2020


Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission 

 

The Henderson-Vance Economic Development Commission is searching for a dynamic Director to lead the organization. The Director is both an out-of-the-box innovator and hands-on practitioner in this two-person EDC office. This is an opportunity to build upon an already strong economic development program to make a lasting impact in a rural community. 

The EDC Director leads our community in building a solid foundation that supports economic growth through business recruitment, development, and retention; product development; marketing Vance County; and as a liaison between business and local government agencies. Community capacity building through local, regional, and state collaboration is an important part of the economic development program.   

Vance County is located on I-85, a major transportation corridor connecting metros across North Carolina. There are 1.1 million people in the laborshed providing a quality pool of talent. The EDC has developed two exceptional business parks, one of which is part of a multi-county business park development. Vance County is home to quality schools and health care system, community college, recreational amenities including Kerr Lake, and charming small towns. The county’s competitive advantages include location, quality workforce, transportation access, business costs, and quality of life.    To be considered, candidates must have experience in economic development; Bachelor’s degree with preference given to degrees in business, marketing, planning, economics, public administration, or related areas of study; Certified Economic Developer or working toward credential preferred; excellent written communication, public speaking, and presentation skills; and tech savvy including proficiency in Microsoft Office, general business technologies, and analytical tools. Job description available upon request. Salary range $75,000 - $95,000.                         

For more information about the Henderson-Vance County EDC https://vancecountyedc.com/ and Vance County http://www.vancecounty.org/ .   

Submit resume by September 30, 2020 5:00PM through the Vance County Job Posting Portal. Complete a county application and upload a resume here https://nc-vancecounty.civicplushrms.com/CareerPortal/ .   

For more information about the opportunity contact: Crystal Morphis, CEcD, Founder and CEO, Creative Economic Development Consulting, LLC at cmorphis@creativeedc.com



GLOBAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
CHARLESTON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT ALLIANCE

CRDA is seeking an innovative leader in economic development to fill our Global Business Development Director position.

The Charleston Regional Development Alliance (CRDA) executes a globally focused business development and marketing program to attract the world’s best companies to the Charleston | SC metro area. We seek an experienced economic development professional to fill a key role within our organization. Our ideal candidate has a strategic vision for the future of economic development in a dynamic region focused on growing its place among the world’s leading economies.

This collaborative team member provides leadership and direction in developing and implementing a multi-faceted business development strategy. Specifically, the Global Business Development Director is responsible for:

Setting clear goals and objectives for the business development team; developing and managing the associated budgets and work plans.

  • Guiding and mentoring business development team members.
  • Managing a portfolio of prospects evaluating the Charleston region for competitive business investments throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Developing detailed proposals and sales presentations designed to address the specific business requirements of the project, working closely with our internal team and allies.
  • Traveling domestically and internationally to meet with companies and to represent the region at targeted industry events.
  • Hosting clients locally when clients are on the ground in our region.

We are looking for a highly motivated, results-oriented professional with direct project management experience. Industry-specific knowledge is a plus, as is fluency in a foreign language.  The ability to travel internationally is required.

Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum 8 years of relevant, progressive experience
  • Proven work experience as a team leader or supervisor
  • Practical experience and strong relationships within South Carolina’s economic development ecosystem a plus
Write a cover letter to persuade us that you are THE ONE, and submit it with your resume by August 21 to marygrahamconsultingllc@gmail.com. CRDA will not respond directly to inquiries.


Supplier Outreach Program Manager in Business Services
SC Department of Commerce

Job Responsibilities

The Supplier Outreach Program Manager will enhance the opportunity for business growth and supplier outreach opportunities in South Carolina. The position leads all efforts related to in-person or virtual B2B Matchmaker events, Supplier Outreach events and SourceSC. 

Essential Duties:

Event Management:

  • Conceives, develops, plans and implements Business to Business (B2B) and outreach events (in-person or virtual) to;
    - Enable the Supplier Outreach Program to achieve its mission of strengthening the supplier network,
    - and Increase the visibility of small/mid-size firms wanting to engage in new business.
  • Collaborates with industry partners & businesses with the creation, planning and implementation of new & existing virtual and in-person events
  • Responsible for establishing and managing an event plan for each event, including;
    - Management of the budget,
    - Determining outreach metrics, 
    - Event marketing and outlining the staff resources required for event success
  • Responsible for the review, assessment, video testimonial opportunities and recommendation of changes after each event to ensure quality and increased results.
Outreach: Participates in and attends various small and minority owned outreach events, procurement/trade fairs, corporate supplier diversity networks, community-focused events, webinars, and other outreach activities, on behalf of the Supplier Outreach Program. 
 
Other Responsibilities:
  • Manage and expand the SourceSC tool to include; participation growth with heavy emphasis on identifying direct suppliers, building supplier relations with SourceSC participants, outreach, awareness, and marketing. Candidate must be comfortable with public speaking.
  • Complete sourcing requests from internal and external customers within a timely manner. Provide high quality, effective and timely follow up with companies referred from internal and external stakeholders
  • Conduct company visits as needed
  • Additional duties as assigned

Minimum and Additional Requirements

A bachelor's degree and relevant program experience in marketing or economic development. 

Preferred Qualifications

Prefer experience in business, sales, marketing, economic development, Small Business (companies with under 50 employees) as owner, employee, sales and service, or other related experience.

Additional Comments

This position requires statewide travel with occasional overnight travel.The applicant must possess a valid driver's license.You may be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree.

A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver's license and credit check, drug testing after a contingent offer of employment. 

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

Link to apply and full job description.


Economic Development Director,
Berkeley County Government, SC

JOB SUMMARY

This position typically provides direction of the day to day operations of the department, staff supervision and departmental budget preparation; recruits major industry and business for Berkeley County producing large investments and jobs on an annual basis.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • With guidance from County Council and Administration, develops and implements strategic and operational economic development/retention plans and programs. 
  • Coordinates and directs projects, making detailed plans to accomplish goals and directing the integration of technical activities.
  • Coordinates the preparation of marketing materials to respond to inquiries regarding utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, and financing tools. 
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive inventory of available sites or buildings in the County. Conducts field surveys to locate and analyze project sites.
  • Monitors local, state and Federal legislation relating to economic development and reports findings and trends to the County Supervisor and County Council. 
  • Assists new and expanding businesses with various aspects of locating in the County. 
  • Coordinates with other County departments as applicable to inform and integrate economic development into infrastructure strategic planning.

  • Develops and maintains comprehensive fee-in lieu of tax data set.

  • Attends conventions and conferences, reads trade journals and communicates with industry insiders to keep abreast of industry developments.

  • Works with industries and state partners for County workforce development.

  • May prepare and write grant applications related to economic development.

  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM WORK: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Economics, Marketing or related field;

  • Five (5) years of related experience preferred.

  • Supervisory experience preferred;

  • Or equivalent education, and/or experience.

Special Requirements: 

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license for South Carolina with safe driving record;

  • Departmental testing may be administered during interview;  

  • A criminal background check will be completed on selected applicant if a current one (less than 3 years old) is not on file.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Skill in interpersonal, written and verbal communication.

  • Skill in organization, detail orientation and multi-tasking.

  • Skill in using personal computers including Power Point, Word and Excel.

  • Ability to manage inventory and property.

  • Ability to manage grant funds.

  • Ability to accept payments and prepare purchase orders.

  • Ability to make budget recommendations and manage the budget.

  • Ability to use small office equipment, computers and highly technical computer applications.

  • Ability to create and guide implementation of plans and projects.

  • Ability to attend evening County Council, Planning Commission and other group meetings as needed.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

This position requires the employee to sit and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance, kneel, climb, crawl and crouch; use mental acuity; and walk, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift, pull and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK CONDITIONS:

The work is regularly performed in a relatively safe, secure and stable work environment. Thirty-seven and one half (37.5) hours per week. Normal operating hours are Monday through Friday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m with the ability to work flexible hours when necessary. Must be able to attend monthly evening County Council meetings and various social functions that are required by this position. Scheduled hours/days, job location, duties and any other information contained herein is subject to change. May be required to work extra hours and to perform extra or different duties during emergency situations.

 

Berkeley County upholds federal, state, and local laws that protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the bases of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, veteran status, marital status, or any other non-merit based factors protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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