Economic Development Specialist Resume Samples

An Economic Development Specialist takes responsibility for conducting researches, formulating plans that address economic problems relating to the production and distribution of products. Common work activities listed on the Economic Development Specialist Resume include – analyzing the manufacturing extensions, maintaining strategic corporate partnerships, conducting research on economic issues, preparing technical reports and scientific articles; providing advice relating to different economic relationships; studying the socioeconomic impacts, supervising various research projects or studying projects, formulating plans, recommendations, and policies; and analyzing data to identify the underlying facts and principles.

From the economic development point of view, the following skills are required – expert knowledge of economics and accounting principles; expert in practicing financial markets, analyzing banking reports; expert knowledge of various mathematical subjects like algebra, geometry, and calculus; and awareness of legal codes, and government laws and regulations. A candidate looking forward to making a career in this line, should be well educated and have a good formal business education preferably in areas such as marketing, economics, or business administration.

 

Economic Development Specialist Resume example

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Headline : Creative and dedicated Community Relations and Economic Development Professional with expertise in diplomacy, leading projects, and programs, relationship building, communicating, and realizing the big picture. Focused on providing the highest level of customer service and achieving the best possible outcome for all involved.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Property Negotiations, Relationship Management.

Description :

    1. Recruited new businesses and provided retention services to existing companies within the city.
    2. Led process for Industrial Lands Certification to attract companies to a large area of vacant land with excellent development potential, one of the first in the state.
    3. Researched the certification process and other jurisdictions that had been through the process and interviewed state representatives in charge of administering the program.
    4. Compiled information and presented it to the Director, assuring him land in question would qualify and recommending the city move forward with the process.
    5. Volunteered to obtain buy-in from property owners, meeting with them individually in their homes, selling the program as a catalyst to develop their own properties.
    6. Submitted application and gained approval by the State, lauded by the Governor in a special ceremony about the importance and benefit of industrial land certification in Oregon.
    7. Developed trust and positive relationships over several months that, in large part, ensured the acceptance of the program.
    8. Created the Showcase Event to highlight the region as a great place to do business.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
MPA


Economic Development Specialist Resume

Summary : With a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and have over 18 years of experience in marketing, sales, and customer service. Able to multi-task, problem-solve, create, and complete numerous solutions. Thrive in developing and maintaining a good team relationship while attaining and exceeded goals. Highly experienced with both PC and Mac with a firm understanding of software Word, Excel, Lotus Notes, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe.

Skills : Project Management, Marketing, Marketing Research, Microsoft Office, Word, Outlook, Excel, Access, Government Programs.

Description :

    1. Solicit and procure bids, quotes, and formal procurement for the goods or services (i.e.
    2. brochures, web, etc.) and work internally with co-workers to streamline processes that compliment the marketing objectives.
    3. Co-chair and actively participate with business and chambers sub-committees and network with specific businesses that can benefit from utilizing the Foreign-Trade Zone program.
    4. Meet with businesses, professional organizations, and collegiate business schools to present the program benefits with their MBA and Entrepreneur groups.
    5. Set up seminars and events such as the Statewide Export training workshops, "Expanding your international sales" educational series.
    6. Attend national conferences to keep up to date information on the program as it can pertain to Hawaii businesses, as well as information on other FTZ nationwide on upcoming program trends and market opportunities.
    7. Prepare the Foreign Trade Zone annual report that is distributed Statewide to all legislative, senate, and government bodies as well as submitted to the National FTZ organization.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma in Certificate & Date


Economic Development Specialist Resume

Objective : Seeks to professionally assist and deliver the variety of services required; to capitalize and excel particular skills that have obtained through education and training. To be determined and diligent on a daily basis, as well as to supply a proficient and organized working environment.

Skills : FP&A, Inventory Management, Revenue Recognition, Sales Compensation.

Description :

    1. Collaboratively work with Small Business Development as well as the Department of Commerce and Community Development.
    2. Build relationships and visit with business owners regularly to determine what State programs may be applicable to each individual business.
    3. Prepare and review grant and permit applications.
    4. Oversaw and managed the daily operations of Industrial Parks including capital improvements, budget, code requirements, etc.
    5. Work collectively with State and Federal agencies for remediation and other contaminated properties.
    6. Work with Board members and members of committees to best serve the corporation.
    7. Recruited new members, manage membership drives, and create letters and brochures as supporting documentation.
    8. Supervise the administrative assistant.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
BA in Social Studies

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Objective : Seeks to achieve employment security in a professional atmosphere. Conducted effective and efficient client portfolio reviews and proposed value-added solutions to customer and city needs.

Skills : Marketing Communications, Public Relations, Proposal Writing, Grant Writing.

Description :

    1. Identify the issues and needs of the community throughout the County.
    2. Acted as a liaison between community groups and other agencies and develop networks of services for referrals.
    3. Perform complex consultative and technical work for partnering community groups.
    4. Coordinate, facilitate, and attend meetings, workshops, and public events and raise public awareness of issues relevant to Dallas County.
    5. Maintain accurate and up-to-date records.
    6. Assist community groups in their developmental process, planning process, timelines, goal setting, fundraising, leadership development, and implementation of goals.
    7. Enlist the cooperation of government bodies, community organizations, and sponsors to assist partnering community groups.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Community Development

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Summary : Caring, skilled, and motivated professional seeking a position in medical billing with a professional organization that will strengthen our community.

Skills : Confidentiality, Team Player, Handle Multiple Tasks Simultaneously, Microsoft Office, MailChimp, Eventbrite, Salesforce, LocationOne Information System Database.

Description :

    1. Provided administrative support to Executive Vice President for Economic Development as well as board meetings and Capital Crossroads - Business Capital Council meetings.
    2. Support Executive Director of Entrepreneurial Initiatives on Plains Angels (venture capital) monthly meetings, informational emails as needed, and dues invoicing.
    3. Provide support for monthly Startup Stories luncheons and new Accelerate DSM event.
    4. Provide the lead administrative support for our organization during the 2015 and 2016 Global Insurance Symposium working with our planning committee and event planning firm.
    5. Support the Economic Development team by providing contact lists, preparing marketing letters, and marketing packets for recruitment trips to major cities.
    6. Completed the metro cost of living survey for national comparison.
    7. Coordinated the Partnership's annual appreciation calls between our Full Board members, Senior Staff members, and over 200 investors from 2009 through 2015.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
MBA

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Summary : A talented, professional program manager and writer with 17+ years of excellence in technical/grant writing, proposal development, and program management. Leveraged over $50 million in project funding. Administered and managed grant programs meeting all compliance requirements. Successfully navigate state and federal funding opportunities. Experienced public speaker at a local, state, and national level. Extremely disciplined - able to work remotely. Well-organized and detail-focused.

Skills : Program Management, Grants Administration, Grant/Technical/Proposal Writing, Public Speaking, Data Research.

Description :

    1. Created and administered grant/loan applications for community and economic development projects through several federal and state programs.
    2. Managed an average of 80 business retention visits per year.
    3. Teamed with state agency representatives to identify business needs and help businesses connect with tools and resources Facilitated financing options for local businesses and municipalities by locating and coordinating financial resources for the public and private sector, including loan funds, grant opportunities, tax credits, etc.
    4. Acted as liaison for municipalities and businesses with consultants as well as federal and state agencies.
    5. Edited and proofread technical documents, including grant applications and various development plans.
    6. Researched, interpreted and compiled economic and demographic statistical data for report inclusion.
    7. Conducted trainings, workshops, and other public speaking engagements on economic and community development topics.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
BA

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Objective : A senior management professional with 25+ years administering affordable housing and community development programs desires a mid to upper level staff, management or administrative position with a growth oriented organization.

Skills : Sales, Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis, Strategic Planning, Group Facilitation.

Description :

    1. Receptionist: answered phones, received & delivered mail.
    2. Organized the annual coat drive, proofed Ordinances for cities & towns & helped plan Board Meetings.
    3. Planned Transporation Board Meetings, worked with cities & towns on Ordinances & Grants, & worked with fire departments on Firewise grants.
    4. Implemented training program in AT&T microelectronics plant.
    5. Instructed a course in Quantitative Business Analysis.
    6. Surveyed and cataloged industrial building inside the city.
    7. Reported to Regional Director, assisted applicants on grant and loans, prepare and documentation, responsible for public hearing notices.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Certificate in Pharmacy Technician

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Objective : Innovative business professional with for-profit, non-profit, and international experience. Proven ability to adapt to dynamic situations and communicate effectively across cultures.

Skills : Microsoft Suite, Reporting, Customer Service, Customer Service, Data Entry.

Description :

    1. Provided technical training to coffee organizations in strategic planning, group strengthening, monitoring and evaluation, and project planning.
    2. Facilitated organizational strengthening in a coffee organization to ensure meeting of criteria for Fair Trade.
    3. Effectively networked with the local community and internationally based organizations to provide a continuous source of services and technical support.
    4. Assisted in planning and presenting a series of capacity building workshops to eight rural communities.
    5. Created a youth service organization.
    6. Trained members on preventative health measures, group strengthening, and presentation skills.
    7. Developed business plans and financial packages for individuals and small businesses.
    8. Generated SBA financial loan proposals.
    9. Assisted clients with general accounting, capital budgeting, and tax preparations.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MS in International Economic Development

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Objective : Executive non-profit leader with 7+ years of entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and financial management experience. Proven track record of growing organizations through good governance and mindful communication in a fast-paced professional environment.

Skills : International Project Management, Six Sigma Analyst, Regulatory Compliance, Budget Management, IS Requirements Management, System Implementation.

Description :

    1. Conducted marketing analyses, prepared commercial evaluations, and revitalization programs, and designed community development grant programs for underdeveloped communities.
    2. Conducted commercial land use analyses, assembled community consumer marketing data, and prepared commercial development plans and strategies for communities; presented plans and recommendations to community business and government leaders.
    3. Prepared short-range community development strategies for federal grant programs for communities.
    4. Prepared numerous land use analyses, planning policy proposals, and project designs.
    5. Developed annual department budget, hired and supervised planning staff, and conducted briefing sessions on planning issues for newly elected and appointed officials.
    6. Worked with clients to initiate and develop business plans to make entrepreneurial dreams a reality.
    7. Ensured basic financial literacy for each client that we worked with.
    8. Assisted in volunteer and client recruitment, and attracted the attention of potential supporters.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
MA

Economic Development Specialist Resume

Summary : Enthusiastic and thorough trainer and professional who is able to convey information with clarity, patience, and the terminology appropriate to specific audiences. Highly organized, diligent, and responsible, and able to create/execute complex projects and programs to meet organizational needs.

Skills : Property Management, Training, And Staff Development, Bookkeeping, Community Development, Economic Development, Grant Program Administration, Customer Service, Leasing, Operations Management.

Description :

    1. Evaluates economic, statistical, and demographic data to analyze the best means to attract, retain, or expand businesses and/or industries.
    2. Implements business development activities and meets and confers with business officials to assist in solving problems and coordinating logistics (e.g. financial solutions, site selection, availability of utilities, transportation, real estate, etc.) to facilitate the creation and/or expansion of businesses.
    3. Coordinates financial incentive programs, grants, and loans available to industry and business owners through local government programs.
    4. Coordinates meetings of Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors, including facilitation of regular meetings, presentation of agenda material, providing guidance, while staying within the confines of the Open Meetings Act.
    5. Promoted job development and civic improvements within the community.
    6. Developed business plans and financial packages for individuals and small businesses.
    7. Generated SBA financial loan proposals.
    8. Assisted clients with general accounting, capital budgeting, and tax preparations.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MA in Educational Leadership