Economic Development Director Resume Samples

Economic Development Director administers economic development programs for the city. Apart from dealing with individual businesses in individual situations, these directors maintain a macro-level perspective on the city’s economy. Common work activities listed on the Economic Development Director Resume include – studying market trends and applying their judgement to opportunities and threats facing the local economy, advising the city manager and council on emerging economic development issues, presenting to local civic and business groups on proposed economic development agreements; and writing city policy governing how tax and incentives are to be awarded to businesses.

Cities generally need Economic Development Directors to hold a bachelor’s degree in economic development, urban planning, business administration, public administration, or marketing. Relevant work experience is also required. Supervisory skills will also be helpful. The ability to analyze market trends is also vital.

 

Economic Development Director Resume example

Economic Development Director Resume

Headline : Economic Development Director is Developing and executing a cohesive investor prospecting and fundraising strategy to attract new cohorts of investors and partnerships into the Kiva orbit, and alsoPursuing and building new relationships with prospective investors, asset allocators and investment advisors, and lead efforts to secure funding from new investors.

Skills : Organisational Sills, Developing, Economical Skills.

Description :

    1. Developed new sources of investment opportunities, negotiate partnerships, and contribute to Kiva Capital's business growth.
    2. Collaborated with investor relations and grant funding teams to highlight Kiva's solutions in impact-driven, mission aligned financial inclusion.
    3. Guided investors through fund due diligence processes, including completing diligence requests (i.e. DDQs, RFPs, RFIs), handling relevant follow-up, coordinating investment and operational due diligence meetings and liaising with various teams within the organisation.
    4. Articulated a cogent story/messaging Kiva's overarching impact mission as it relates to Kiva Capital.
    5. Crafted a consistent message and generate impact-first brand recognition among potential investors.
    6. Ensured the integration and clear articulation of the impact strategies across all current and future Kiva Capital vehicles by leveraging Kiva's internal Impact team and the latest in external research.
    7. Developed brand marketing and thought leadership materials, with the support from the marketing team.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BS


            Economic Development Director Resume

            Headline : Committed and motivated Economic Development Director with exceptional customer service and decision making skills. Strong work ethic, professional demeanor and great initiative. Enjoying learning new things and accomplishing goals.

            Skills : Grant Writing And Administration, Emergency Management.

            Description :

              1. Directed economic development programs.
              2. Represented Congressman Evans at economic development meetings with community leaders and constituents from the 17th Congressional District in Illinois.
              3. Acted as liaison for business and community development groups.
              4. Consultant for new and expanding businesses wanting to secure government loans and grants.
              5. Assisted businesses in securing government contracts.
              6. Planned business training seminars and organized economic development conferences.
              7. Led efforts to create the Quad City Area Labor Management Council (QCALM), an organization designed to enhance the Quad City economy by fostering positive labor-management relations.
            Years of Experience
            Experience
            5-7 Years
            Experience Level
            Level
            Executive
            Education
            Education
            BA In Management


            Economic Development Director Resume

            Summary : Economic Development Director with 8 years of experience in Utilizing my financial, program and lending skills, communication, promotional, organizational and strategic planning and management experience to successfully conduct, deliver and grow business in the region and more specifically.

            Skills : Microsoft Office, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Customer Service, Computer.

            Description :

              1. Based on a comprehensive Merchandise Mix Retail Strategy, successfully identified market needs and recruited several unique retailers to Downtown Albuquerque during an economically challenged period.
              2. Interfaced with thousands of prospective retailers, brokers and landlords/property representatives to expose prospective retailers to available vacant spaces in Downtown Albuquerque.
              3. Supported new and existing retailers through retention strategies that included marketing and merchandising plans, window display, facade improvement and social marketing.
              4. Successfully created and maintained an extensive database that detailed a wide range of individual property information on all Downtown BID (business improvement district) properties.
              5. Regularly interacted with the Business Community Acted as the liaison to other government organizations.
              6. Acted as the community Liaison with other community groups.
              7. Consulted with existing businesses on expansion plans Recruited new businesses Acted as a resource on government programs Accomplishments Recruited a new full service grocery store to the community.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          7-10 Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Management
                          Education
                          Education
                          BA In Management

                          Economic Development Director Resume

                          Summary : Economic Development Director for over 20 years in Washington, Oregon, Alaska and California. Reputation as a tireless, professional who enjoys and experienced success solving long-standing community challenges in infrastructure, finance and policy. Passionate about community betterment through partnerships, innovation and volunteerism. Lifelong learner/volunteer to community and country.

                          Skills : Budgets, Personnel Management.

                          Description :

                            1. Responsible for all strategic economic and community development activity for Garrard County.
                            2. Secured $250 million in new investment and business with over 200 net new jobs in population 18,000 community.
                            3. Orchestrated $5 million Lancaster Grand Theatre renovation project.
                            4. Managed successful local issue special election resulting in millions of dollars in new revenue for City of Lancaster.
                            5. Liaison-ed for federal, state and local government officials, media, diplomatic delegations, business prospects, community leaders, and regional partners.
                            6. Coordinated events and visits for United States Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Rand Paul, U.S. Congressmen, Kentucky Governor, and international delegations.
                            7. Co-Founded the Bluegrass South Regional Economic Development Coalition (now Kentucky Crossroads); a 9- county regional economic group pooling assets and resources to market the region and recruit business.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          10+ Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Senior
                          Education
                          Education
                          MA

                          Economic Development Director Resume

                          Summary : To further my career with a local Mahoning County area organization and to provide top quality, conscientious service, utilizing my experience in economic development and business development to further fulfill the directives and goals of the organization.

                          Skills : Office Applications (10+ years), Grant Writing .

                          Description :

                            1. Directed all economic development activities for 36 municipalities, including four Cities, seven Villages and 25 Townships, providing technical assistance in their development vision, plans, current and future needs.
                            2. Created and established 7 Economic Development Authorities (EDA) in Minnesota and I am credited for establishing Minnesota's first -Joint Powers Economic Development Authority- combining five EDA's not one cohesive regional economic development entity.
                            3. Wrote letters for the Congressman to governmental agencies and business and community leaders and answered letters from constituents.
                            4. Managed the Lane Evans Action Program (LEAP) meetings - a series of town hall style meetings held throughout the 13 county area of the 17th Congressional District.
                            5. Coordinated with Chamber of Commerce, Community Development, & Tourism, to bolster efforts to enhance workforce development and a holistic development approach.
                            6. Worked closely with planners to develop and execute Comprehensive Plan for the City of Port Lavaca.
                            7. Successfully directed marketing and economic development initiatives and events for Downtown Albuquerque increasing both retail and commercial occupancy while retaining existing businesses.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          10+ Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Senior
                          Education
                          Education
                          BS

                          Economic Development Director Resume

                          Headline : Economic Development Director with 5 years of experience in Promoting, articulating, and be responsible for a commitment to excellent customer service, Implementing continuous improvement of development review systems and practices to ensure great outcomes with minimal regulatory and procedural impact.

                          Skills : Lean Six Sigma, SAP, Microsoft Office.

                          Description :

                            1. Captained a development strategy that emphasized partnerships and community assets.
                            2. Led efforts to create three first-of-their-kind tax-sharing/development partnerships w/8 entities.
                            3. Positioned Newark in central Ohio as a place committed to regional solutions.
                            4. Oversaw Newark's formal outreach effort designed to build on its R&E success.
                            5. Recruited a general merchandise store to the community. 
                            6. Established a micro-loan program for Howard County Negotiated a bond issuance for local University Developed the framework for a new Community Master Plan.
                            7. Chaired the Mid Missouri Regional Planning Commission Economic Development Committee.
                          Years of Experience
                          Experience
                          5-7 Years
                          Experience Level
                          Level
                          Executive
                          Education
                          Education
                          MA

                          Economic Development Director Resume

                          Headline : To obtain an Economic Development Director position responsible for Directing community development activities through appropriate organisational and management practices including current and advanced planning, zoning annexations, code enforcement and building inspection, real property, housing and neighbourhood and successor agency; recommending and administering policies and procedures.

                          Skills : Economic Development, Directing, Economical Skills.

                          Description :

                            1. Brought in to grow the department and solidify our role in the region as a trusted partner in strategic economic development planning.
                            2. Developed the framework for and wrote an inclusive economic development plan for a rural coastal county in Georgia.
                            3. Managed a $1.7M program that has remediated funds to three communities affected by a Department of Defense brigade loss.
                            4. Managed 3 year federal grant from the Economic Development Administration that funded my department.
                            5. Reapplied and won same grant when funding period was complete.
                            6. Set the vision and direction for Arlington Economic Development (AED) that positions Arlington as a regional, national, and international world-class business and visitor location that fosters innovation, competitiveness, and resiliency.
                            7. Provided support and resources to new and existing businesses, including small business owners and entrepreneurs, and balancing divergent needs.
                                          Years of Experience
                                          Experience
                                          5-7 Years
                                          Experience Level
                                          Level
                                          Executive
                                          Education
                                          Education
                                          BA In History

                                          Economic Development Director Resume

                                          Objective : Economic Development Director with 3 years of experience in Planing, recommending and direct implementation of policies and strategies for the growth and development of the community, Assessing administrative support systems and coordinate with the Chief Information Officer to translate needs to automated systems where appropriate and necessary.

                                          Skills : Sales, Marketing, Management, Economic Development, Community Development, Special Event Planning, Public Relations.

                                          Description :

                                            1. Responsible for coordinating the community's Economic Development, Community Development and Tourism Development programs.
                                            2. Formed the City's Film Commission and coordinated the City's efforts for become a certified film friendly community as a part of the Texas Film Commission.
                                            3. Recruited a developer to construct an assisted living center.
                                            4. Developed the City's marketing materials and website.
                                            5. Received three ADDY Gold Medal Awards for the materials and promotional items.
                                            6. Collaborated with the organizational leadership team, including planning, technology, and public safety to ensure that important existing business infrastructure elements vital to business sustainability and expansion are maintained and improved.
                                            7. Mentored and facilitated professional development, fostering a work environment that encourages team collaboration and motivates individuals to excel in their areas of responsibility and directing efforts to coach, mentor and develop staff.
                                                      Years of Experience
                                                      Experience
                                                      2-5 Years
                                                      Experience Level
                                                      Level
                                                      Junior
                                                      Education
                                                      Education
                                                      Diploma In Communication

                                                      Economic Development Director Resume

                                                      Objective : Economic Development Director is Continuously monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assessing and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifying opportunities for improvement; directing the implementation of changes.

                                                      Skills : Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft PowerPoint, ACT CRM.

                                                      Description :

                                                        1. IL Conducted a community-wide strategic planning effort utilizing community visioning, nominal group technique, action team workgroups, and substantial community involvement.
                                                        2. Developed the City's first organized approach to economic development, coordinating the efforts of City staff members, the Chamber of Commerce and other volunteer groups.
                                                        3. Acted as liaison between City staff and elected officials, and the Chamber of Commerce, the Manufacturers' Association, and other business groups.
                                                        4. Prepared grants for the City, including an EDA Public Works grant for a wastewater treatment plant upgrade, a Dept.
                                                        5. of Conservation grant for development of a new outdoor recreation facility, and a Community Development Block Grant to improve handicapped accessibility.
                                                        6. Drafted copy for marketing brochures, news releases, and internet home page.
                                                        7. Worked with local realtors and developers to identify available commercial and industrial sites and infrastructure needs.
                                                      Years of Experience
                                                      Experience
                                                      2-5 Years
                                                      Experience Level
                                                      Level
                                                      Junior
                                                      Education
                                                      Education
                                                      BE

                                                      Economic Development Director Resume

                                                      Summary : Obtain an Economic Development Director position Le-ding team effort in attracting over $700 million in new business investments and 850+ jobs to a community with a population of 13,500, Developing expertise in multiple industrial disciplines, large corporate and small business needs, housing and community development issues, Experienced and skilled contract negotiator.

                                                      Skills : Planning, Developing, Community Management.

                                                      Description :

                                                        1. Responsible for successful business retention and expansion (BRE) plans for one city within a tri-state community area.
                                                        2. Assisted with retention of current businesses, attracting new businesses and assist with creating new jobs and work with expansions of current businesses and industry.
                                                        3. Marketed South Sioux City to prospective businesses and new industry as well as potential new residents.
                                                        4. Assisted with establishing programs for both new expansions and retention of our labor force within our community.
                                                        5. Worked closely with the State of Nebraska Department of Economic Development Department in bringing new business to our community and state.
                                                        6. Maintained communication with existing business and to grow positive relationships with community leaders and businesses with our community.
                                                        7. Developed local incentives packages to encourage development, expansion and business recruitment.
                                                      Years of Experience
                                                      Experience
                                                      7-10 Years
                                                      Experience Level
                                                      Level
                                                      Management
                                                      Education
                                                      Education
                                                      Bachelors