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York County Government


DEPARTMENT: Economic Development


The purpose of this position is to perform routine and customized research that supports the business attraction, expansion/retention, and marketing mission of the Economic Development Department. Responsibilities include leading and executing primary and secondary research, preparing information for marketing activities, database management, Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and analysis, and a variety of other duties related to assisting the recruitment, retention, marketing and strategic initiatives of the Department. Work will require initiative and independent judgement, and the employee is expected to exercise discretion in planning and executing assignments. Reports to the Director of Economic Development and will work with department staff on various projects in order to accomplish the annual program of work.



The tasks listed below represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional tasks related to the type of work of the class as necessary.

Lead or assist in the completion of responses to requests for proposals for new and existing economic development opportunities.

Assist department efforts to scan and monitor social media to identify critical information as necessary.

Enter and maintain data as well as create reports using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system which is in the Salesforce platform.

Collect, update and maintain necessary data from secondary sources as necessary during the year.

Assist in the research and preparation of information for marketing publications, presentations, blogs, internal and external communications, speeches, and other marketing collateral material used to promote York County.

Implement continual process improvements to increase the speed, accuracy and professionalism of Economic Development services and response time to research requests.

Organize, store and maintain data within the department’s electronic filing system that is both in-house and cloud-based (Dropbox/Evernote).

Communicate with various economic development agencies in the state and region to collect data/information that will assist in the mission of the department.

Conduct various primary research projects as needed that may include wage & benefit surveys, industry surveys, and community surveys.

Assist in the routine maintenance of the department’s website that includes updating economic data, lists, documents and web page copy.


Routinely supports the Business Development and Retention efforts by conducting information gathering and analysis of projects that are requesting consideration for local incentives.  Routinely supports department staff with tasks associated with computer programs and analyses.



Completion of a bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience. Master’s degree is preferred.


Valid state driver’s license or other acceptable identification.


Knowledge of research and statistical methods and techniques; economic development principles and practices; the principles of sales and marketing; principles and practices of customer service; and, the current economic, real estate development, demographic and market trends in the state and local area. Possesses strong oral and written skills; interpersonal skills; and critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Proven analytical aptitude. Ability to comprehend and make inferences from data in order to prepare statistical comparisons and trend analysis to be used in program efforts.   Time management skills to effectively prioritize and execute program activities; ability to manage and accomplish tasks and projects that can meet deadlines during stressful cycles. Effective listening skills and ability to understand directions, information and ideas presented verbally and in writing. Ability to research and interpret statistical information as well as perform numerical computations and data manipulation. Able to demonstrate the ability to quickly learn and effectively utilize new technology.


PROFESSIONAL: Work requires advanced learning acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction; or work involves advising clients or assisting customers or clients with running their business.

Perform specialized technical work involving data collection, evaluation, analysis, and troubleshooting, or reports on operations and activities of a department, or performs general coordination of individual or departmental activities.

Follow complex technical instructions, solve technical problems, or disseminate information regarding policies and procedures; may compose unique reports or analysis, or provide extensive customer service to internal or external customers.

Communicate information to guide or assist people; may give instructions or assignments to helpers or assistants.

Perform semi-skilled work involving some set procedures and frequent problem-solving.


None/Not Applicable.


Use office machines such as copiers or calculators. Use computers for data entry. Use computers for word processing, spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations or custom applications.



Requires work involving: sitting over 2/3 of the time; standing and talking or hearing 1/3 to 2/3 of the time; and walking, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling and lifting up to 10 pounds less than 1/3 of the time.


No special vision requirements.


The job may risk exposure to indoor environment.

Project Manager - Berkeley County 


$64,738.90 - $74,449.74 Annually
1003 N. Highway 52
Moncks Corner,  SC
Job Type
Full Time
Economic Development

Job Summary and Essential Functions


This position is typically assigned responsibilities that will enhance the economic well-being and quality of life for the citizens of the county; Establishment of a positive working relationship with elected and appointed officials, development allies and other partners within the county and throughout the State is a must; and must be able to deal courteously and effectively with fellow employees and citizens.

  • Assist the Economic Development Director with development of new industry and expansion of existing business and industries throughout the County.
  • Serve as an agent that will produce a competitive environment for the community and economic development.
  • Direct, plan, organize and manage finances of the economic development programs.
  • Ensure development and growth of County by detailing economic availabilities and locations.
  • Review all inventory and location sites for accuracy to maintain knowledge and development of the surrounding areas.
  • Integrate new industry development with objectives and goals for existing industry needs and workforce development priorities.
  • Maintain high office standards and technology for the office to ensure quality customer service.
  • Make sound judgments regarding setting priorities and strategies to accomplish goals.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with staff, elected and appointed officials, allies and others while unifying diverse groups for the common good of the County.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Requirements to Perform Work


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or related field;
  • Five (5) years of related experience developing and managing marketing programs, site assessments, project development and corporate relations;
  • 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 make budget recommendations.
  • 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 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. 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.

Click here to apply online. 

Company: County of Lexington
Department: Economic Development 
Project Manager 
Department: Economic Development

Salary: $46,302.00 

**All applicants must apply on the County of Lexington website at and reference job posting # 015640** 

Job Purpose: To implement programs and services leading to the attraction, retention and expansion of enterprises in the County of Lexington for the purpose of creating/retaining jobs for our citizens and to enhance and broaden the tax base of the county. 

Minimum Requirements: 

Three (3) to five (5) years of direct experience in economic development at the local, state or regional level in the public, quasi-public or private sector. A combination of formal education and direct experience may be substituted for the above minimums. The ability to deal effectively, in confidence, under stressful circumstances with elected and appointed officials, business executives and economic development allies. 

Minimum Education: 

A Bachelor’s Degree from and accredited college or university in the field of marketing, finance, business administration, geography, economics or a related discipline. 


Actively ensures vendor compliance, to include contracts related to the upkeep of the County’s three (3) industrial parks. 

Writes specifications for Request for Proposals (RFPs) related to departmental goals and objectives. 

Routinely reviews Fee-In-Lieu of Tax (FILOT) agreements, both independently and in consort with the Lexington County Auditor’s Office, South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR), legal counsel, 

Administers grants awarded to both new and expanding industry from the South Carolina Coordinating Council. 

In consort with the Director, and independently as necessary, works one-on-one with new and expanding business and industry prospects. Coordinates closely with local, regional and statewide economic development allies, both public and private, to ensure a productive and positive interface with prospects. 

Collects, maintains and disseminates data and information on the conduct of business in Lexington County and the State of South Carolina on a broad range of subject areas, included but not limited to economic development incentives, state and local tax policies, workforce availability, prevailing wages and fringe benefits, demographic and socio-economic data, commuting patterns, etc. 

Assists in the development and implementation of marketing programs aimed at generating serious prospects for new business attraction in the County. Coordinates marketing efforts with local, regional as statewide allies as appropriate. 


In depth knowledge of applicable local, state and federal laws, ordinances, regulations and incentives impacting the location, development and start-up of new enterprises and the expansion of existing firms in the county. 

Knowledge of the key factors that drive the site location process across various types of enterprises (industrial, office, distribution, R&D, etc). 

Basic principles of business to business marketing. 

Working understanding of commercial/industrial real estate terminology. 

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite a must. Current knowledge of GIS-related software (e.g., ArcView) a plus. 


A valid SC driver's license is required within 30 days of hire. 

Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC) – Greenville, SC

Research Manager



The Research Manager is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks that supports the project management/business recruitment staff in the areas of project activity, site and building database, economic development website, and research and marketing support.  Manages all research efforts including but not limited to compilation of data/reports and assisting with projects as assigned. Position reports to the Senior Vice President.

Job Duties include:

  • Works closely with Project Managers on economic development projects

  • Builds and maintains information, performs basic research, and analyzes information pertaining to the Greenville area

  • Conducts research and assists with the completion of RFIs for economic development leads

  • Prepares reports, conducts surveys, makes maps and develops presentations 

  • Assists in the follow-up to economic development leads generated during marketing efforts

  • Acts as liaison to local allies and other economic development agencies in research, marketing, and economic development capacities; maintains relationships

  • Maintains and updates the GADC’s website and sites and buildings database

  • Monitors all marketing collateral for consistent accurate content; creates additional collateral as needed

  • Stays abreast of new technologies

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in business, public administration, economic development, economics, urban or regional planning, finance, international relations or related field. Mastered degree preferred.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite, Geographic Information Systems, Customer Relationship Management software, and publishing software.

  • Core competencies should include strong computer skills, strong oral and written skills, strong interpersonal skills, database management skills, critical thinking and problem solving, proven analytical aptitude, demonstrated success of working with groups and independently, ability to effectively prioritize and execute programs and initiatives in a high pressure environment.

  • Economic development related experience preferred.

All applicants should submit a résumé and cover letter detailing relevant experience to No calls please.  Position open until filled.


Economic Development Director FLSA:



Chester County Economic Development DATE:



County Supervisor PAY GRADE:



September - 2019


Until Filled


The CCED Director promotes Chester County as a location for new and expanding business. The Director is responsible for building a solid foundation that supports economic growth, including implementing a program of work, acting as a liaison between business and local government agencies, supporting and managing CCED and staff.


The Director reports to the County Supervisor. The Director will work with and be a liaison to local and state economic development agencies and organizations to guide the economic development efforts for Chester County.


This class specification lists the primary duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related tasks other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in Chester County that will maintain and create jobs and grow the tax base.

  • Develop and implement an Economic Development Strategic Plan with goals, objectives, and tasks for the CCED.

  • Work with existing business and industries to identify potential markets for goods and services and assist in the expansion of existing business.

  • Actively recruit new businesses to Chester County using partners, allies, and direct marketing strategies.

  • Through partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, favorable business climate, and amenities.

  • Support area education and workforce development agencies and programs by relaying information on current and future workforce needs from business and industry.

  • Market and promote Chester County for new business, existing business, start-ups, and talent recruitment through various marketing tools and strategies.

  • Represent and serve as a lead spokesperson for the CCED in internal and external communications.

  • Identify available land, sites, and buildings suitable for business development and lead product development.

  • Coordinate economic development activities between agencies - state and regional economic development boards and commissions, municipalities, etc. and maintain close contact with business development representatives of state government, railroads, utilities, and other economic development organizations.

  • Initiate and assist in the application for federal or state grants and loans for economic development projects in Chester County which include securing grants for new and expanding industry projects, performing the research necessary for a successful grant application, and performing follow-up visits and surveys assuring compliance with regulations.

  • Conduct research and analysis to present information to prospects on such topics as tax structure and incentives, availability of labor, education, transportation, utilities, etc. and updates information periodically to remain current.

  • Be responsible for the overall administration of CCED.

  • Be responsible for organizational finances, including development of budget for Council approval.

  • Compile regular reports for the Chester County Council and the Chester Development Association.

  • Be a participant in the hiring of staff for the CCED, which shall include the supervising, evaluating, and recommending for dismissing of a team if necessary.

  • Serve as a consultant to Chester Development Association providing expert advice and counsel in formulating organizational policies, plans, and objectives.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in business administration, or a closely related field, AND five (5) years of professional experience in economic development, business development, business management, regional economic analysis, marketing, land development, redevelopment, or financial analysis, two (2) years of which were in a supervisory/managerial role; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Bachelor’s Degree. Master’s Degree and/or Certified Economic Developer credential preferred.

  • Seven years or more of experience in business, economic development, or related activities.

  • Proven track record as a leader in business, economic development, or related field.

  • Ability to interact and communicate with elected officials, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens.

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment.

  • Marketing and communications experience.

  • Proficient with computers, office programs, communications technology, and social media.

  • Self-motivated and self-directed.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license and willing/able to travel.

The skills and abilities needed to be successful include leadership, business development, strong written and oral communications abilities, consensus building, self-motivation, resourcefulness, and accessibility.

Skills In:

  • Planning, organizing, and administering economic development services and programs.

  • Interpreting and applying methods, practices, procedures, and regulations related to economic development benefits.

  • Developing strategies and implementing tactics for optimal economic vitality, branding, marketing, special events, and business relationships.

  • Planning, organizing, supervising, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others.

  • Training others in policies and procedures related to the work.

  • Developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and work standards.

  • Developing effective work teams and motivating individuals to meet goals and objectives and provide customer services in the most cost effective and efficient manner.

  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining complex federal, state and local laws related to the areas of responsibility.

  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.

  • Using tact, discretion, and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work.


Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Driver’s license.


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard office equipment; stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength and agility to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate over the telephone, radio and in person.

To Apply the following MUST be submitted to Human Resources:

  1. Cover Letter of Interest in the position

  2. A Copy of Resume

  3. A completed Chester County Job Application

  4. A signed copy of this job description


  • Via U.S. Mail: to Chester County Human Resources, P.O. Box 580, Chester, SC 29706

  • In Person: 1476 J. A. Cochran Bypass, Chester, SC 29706

  • Via Email:





Under limited supervision serves as the deputy leader and contact point for economic, business, and community development in Darlington County by planning and coordinating programs designed to promote economic development in Darlington County through the recruitment of new industry and the further development of existing industry while assisting in the enhancement of the quality of life in Darlington County. Has the ability to communicate and work closely with the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Board, Darlington County Progress, current and perspective businesses and industries. Must obtain legal primary residency in Darlington County within 6 months of entering the position and maintain such residency while in the position of Deputy Economic Development Director. Works under the supervision of the Economic Development Director and as the Economic Development Director reports to the County Administrator.


In conjunction with and collaboratively with the Economic Development Director Responsible to recruit new industry by providing assistance with various matters as locations, facilities, etc.

Conducts an existing industry program with regularly scheduled industry visits to encourage and provide assistance, and act as liaison to existing local industry concerning economic development and provide resources and assistance in meeting expansion and other identified needs.

Develop and implement a marketing plan and promotional strategy to attract industry and business.

Develop and maintain positive working relationship with local governments, regional, state, federal agencies, other economic development organizations, prospects, and other officials as appropriate in fostering economic development efforts to include participation in marketing trips, seminars, training courses, and related meetings.

Develop, implement, and maintain data and statistics for recruitment of business and industry, industrial retention, and expansion. Such data should include industrial sites and parks, speculative buildings, demographic and survey data relative to the County's workforce and workforce needs, and infrastructure projects including water, sewer, roads, etc.

Provide direction for the preparation of grant applications, financing agreements, contracts, bid documents, public notices, etc., pertaining to industrial development and the execution and/or County Development Board – Executive Director 2 administration of same. Includes contact with the County Administrator and Finance Director/Materials Manager.

Formulates short term and long term economic development goals. Identify and build on existing resources such as Darlington Raceway and develop the County's potential for tourism.

Expand private sector participation in economic development and initiatives

Understands and assists in the compilation of financial and real estate transactions related to recruitment/retention/expansion projects, to include environmental reviews, business plans, and incentive packages.

Assist the Economic Development Director to Develop and prepare the budget for the department and related activities as defining departmental mission as to goals, objectives, and programs progress.

Maintain monthly reports of activities, plans, financial records, minutes, etc. as directed.

Prepares and present regular updates to the Darlington County Economic Development Partnership Board and Darlington County Administrator on economic development matters.

Responsible for policy evaluation and solution in regards to departmental related problems; compiles and evaluates data with other groups, committees, and boards in identifying community problems possible solutions with appropriate financial recommendations.

In conjunction with the Darlington County Economic Development Director, must provide the Darlington County Administrator with regular updates and briefs on all ongoing and perspective projects.


In conjunction with the Darlington County Economic Development Director, serves as deputy Secretary and staff for Darlington County Progress and coordinates joint projects with this group such as industry appreciation events, raceway events, formal announcements, receptions, etc.

Performs other related duties as required.


Bachelor degree in Regional Planning/Economic Development/Business Administration/Public Administration or a closely related field with six to nine years of experience in a progressively responsible administrative position within a public or private planning or economic development agency; or any County Development Board – Executive Director 3 equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill, and abilities.

Must have the ability to understand and assist with financial and real estate transactions in support of economic development. Required working knowledge of state and federal economic development programs, and experience in industrial recruitment and coalition building with business and governments desired. Requires highly developed organizational, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Have the ability to successfully carry out tactical programs. Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license. 

Apply in the Darlington County Administrator's Office, 1 Public Square, Room 210 (Courthouse), Darlington, SC 29532 or obtain an application online at; then mail to above address or email to 

To perform this work successfully, an employee must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the primary functions herein described. Since every duty associated with this job may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in this description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties just as though they were actually written out in this description.

Job Title: Business Development Manager
Department: General Government
Pay Grade: 117
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Business Development Manager’s mission is to advance Mount Pleasant’s quality of life by fostering a vibrant economic environment favorable to businesses, which in turn promotes the general prosperity of the community. This position will continue to develop and execute the Town's comprehensive economic and business development strategies as guided by Town Council. The Business Development Manager is also responsible for overseeing all tourism-related activities on behalf of the Town.

• Implements the goals and objectives of the Town of Mount Pleasant’s economic and business development plans.
• Serves as the primary staff contact between the business community and the Town and liaises with the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce and attends other monthly meetings as needed.
• Serves as the primary staff liaison between the Town and regional economic development partners.
• Promotes the Town regionally and nationally as a business destination in cooperation with various county, state, and federal agencies including the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Charleston Regional Development Alliance, Charleston County Office of Economic Development, the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Charleston Area Small Business Development Center, the South Carolina Research Authority, and the South Carolina Ports Authority.
• In serving as the liaison between the town and the business community as well as regional economic development partners, must have an understanding of commercial real estate development, planning and zoning regulations, municipal finance, and comprehensive plans of the town.
• Reviews quarterly commercial reports and maintains good rapport with local realtors to understand local market.
• Works with Town Planning staff and a Mount Pleasant Waterworks designee on ways to foster economic and business development and strengthen the business community for both existing and future businesses.
• Organizes quarterly business socials between elected officials, senior staff, and the business community.
• Reviews current and proposed regulations and provides input as to the potential impact on business and economic development.
• Serves as the primary staff liaison to the Economic Development Committee of Council.
• Manages all tourism related projects and programs to include the development of
databases, information and plans; meets with hospitality partners on a regular basis,
including the East Cooper Hospitality Alliance and Charleston Area Convention and Visitor
• Coordinates Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee meetings and review funding
• Performs other related assigned duties.

• Bachelor’s degree required in Business, Economics, Public Administration or related
field and five (5) years of work experience;
• Valid South Carolina Driver’s License;
• Prefer supervisory experience;
• Or equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Knowledge of Town departments and services provided;
• Ability to establish effective working relationships;
• Business Acumen
• Strategic Thinking
• Strong Communication Skills
• Project Management
• Initiative
• Knowledge of Economic Climate
• Presentation skills
• Marketing and salesmanship

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, usage of
computers and reading.

This position requires substantial repetitive motion of wrists, hands, and fingers. The
employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, grasp or feel;
and reach with hands and arms.

The employee consistently maintains balance either sitting, standing or walking and is
occasionally required to stoop or crouch. The employee may occasionally push, pull or lift
and move objects up to 20 pounds.

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional
exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but
conditions are generally not unpleasant.

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