Date Posted:      09/25/2023
Position/Title:    Executive Director
Gateway Corp. Economic Development Council

The Greater Omaha Chamber is hiring on behalf oWashington County, Regional Partner.


To facilitate the creation of jobs and economic development opportunities for Washington County, Nebraska through the Gateway Corp Economic Development Council.



  • 1.    Responsible for the oversight of Gateway’s economic development program which includes: attraction, retention, site development, rural development and entrepreneurial development.

  • 2. Develop and implement a fiscally responsible budget ensuring that funds are safeguarded and administered appropriately.

  • 3. Work with the partners of Gateway to promote the continued expansion and growth of existing businesses in Washington County by implementing a proactive outreach program where one-on-one assistance will be provided. Assistance provided includes: real estate options, access to local and state incentives, financing options, connections to utility partners for infrastructure improvements, connections to city and county officials for projects that require zoning and planning changes, connections to workforce programs and access to demographic information.

  • 4. Administrator of the City of Blair’s LB840 program. Responsibilities include ensuring the client and the city of Blair is receiving accurate and pertinent information in a timely fashion, hold quarterly LB840 meeting in coordination with the City of Blair the coordination of all applications and follow up audits, consistent follow-up and follow-through and the maintenance of accurate digital project records.

  • 5. Serve as project manager and the point of contact for new-to-market and expansion projects in Washington County. Project management responsibilities include ensuring the client is receiving accurate and pertinent information in a timely fashion, the coordination of all in and out of city visits, consistent follow-up and follow-through and the maintenance of accurate digital project records.

  • 6. Oversee preparation of all information for Gateway Board meetings and investor meetings including agendas, minutes, programs and financials.

  • 7. Work with the Gateway Board to maintain an efficient organizational structure that will strengthen the competitiveness of Washington County within the local, state and global economy.

  • 8.    Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships by effectively communicating with investors, elected community leaders within Washington County, utility providers, educational institutions, developers, various community organizations, business community and economic development allies.

  • 9.    Meet monthly with community leaders, report quarterly to city and village boards and attend yearly state-wide economic development conferences hosted by the State of Nebraska or the Nebraska Economic Development Association.

  • 10. Maintain economic data relevant to the area and prepare quarterly reports for Investors.

  • 11. Remain aware of local and state issues/legislation that could impact business and industry.

  • 12. Actively utilize the current CRM system for tracking the before mentioned activities.

  • 13. Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Expected Wage Range: $75,000 - $90,000


    Assist with special events sponsored by the Omaha and Washington County Chambers as appropriate.


    Plans, assigns and directs work for shared project manager. 

    2.    Provides training and opportunities for training when applicable.

    3.    Establishes job standards and assists with appraising performance.  Rewards, disciplines, addresses complaints and resolve employee issues.


    Develop annual budget.

    2.    Present to Board for approval.

    3.    Ensure budget is safeguarded and administered appropriately.

    The budget for the Washington County is approximately $243,000.00. 


    To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed should be representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


    Bachelor’s degree in business or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.

    2.    Three to five years of work experience in business/economic development within a local, regional or state economic development organization is required.

    3.    Minimum of three years community involvement serving as Board representation or in a leadership capacity on behalf of an organization required.

    4.    Strong people and program management skills preferred.


    Valid Driver’s License


    Proficient in use of Microsoft Word and Excel.

    2.    Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects with short deadlines.

    3.    Excellent attention to detail.

    4.    Demonstrated strong leadership with a record of accomplishments.

    5.    Effective presentation and communication skills (written and oral.)

    6.    Strong marketing, public relations and negotiation skills.

    7.    Knowledge of current economic development theory and practice.

    8.    Experience in development, implementation and evaluation of organizational budgets.

    9.    Dynamic team player and self-starter that can work with minimal supervision.

    10.  Ability to work flexible schedule including early mornings, evenings and some weekends.


    Typical office environment.

    2.    Ability to drive and/or provide own transportation.

    3.    Incumbent must be able to physically maneuver in and around all types of facilities, construction and project sites.

    The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Regional Partners are equal opportunity employer that are committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

    This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and others.  This list is not exhaustive. The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Regional Partners make hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. 

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    Date Posted:      09/25/2023
    Position/Title:    Director of Community and Economic Development
    City of Des Plaines, Illinois

    Des Plaines, IL (population 60,675) is a diverse, strategically located community just 17 miles northwest of Chicago, adjacent to the beautiful Cook County Forest Preserves. The city is approximately 15 square miles and is located just north of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Established along the Des Plaines River, the city is a hub for employers, recreation, entertainment, and urban/suburban living. The community is populated by longtime residents to young families, reflecting Des Plaines’ appeal to people of all ages. Des Plaines has undergone a renaissance in its historic downtown with new multifamily housing that supports the businesses and restaurants in the central business district. As a result of its convenient location, robust new commercial and industrial development continues to support the economic profile and long-term financial health of the community. The prospect of helping the City capitalize on that momentum will offer a great professional opportunity for the new Director.


    The Village is seeking highly professional, forward-thinking candidates interested in serving as its next Director of Community and Economic Development. Located in Cook County, Des Plaines has a reimagined downtown, and about 1500 businesses in a variety of business districts.  Home to many corporate headquarters, the community has established neighborhoods, extensive recreational opportunities, and excellent schools, all just a short distance to downtown Chicago.  The new Director will report to the City Manager and serve as a liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and will assist with guiding and supporting the City Council on development-related issues.


    The Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for oversight of three divisions: planning and zoning, economic development, and building and code enforcement with a departmental budget of approximately $3.1M, TIF expenses of $4.7M, and a CDBG budget of $550K, as well as management and leadership of 19 full-time employees in 2024. AFSCME represents the majority of the employees. Qualified individuals will be expected to have:

    •  A minimum of seven years’ progressively responsible experience including at least three (3) years in a supervisory position in a community of comparable complexity with knowledge of municipal planning, zoning, and building code compliance or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Exposure to development in a community where flood plain management is integral will be helpful.
    • A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, or a closely related field; a master's degree and AICP certification is strongly preferred.
    • A customer service focus and team-oriented leadership style with knowledge of and practice in modern management concepts, principles, strategies, practices, and techniques.
    • An innovative, continued process improvement orientation, with an understanding of progressive Community Development department operations and demonstrated interest in technology; experience in software implementation is a plus.
    • Skills and resources in resident and business engagement; a high comfort level responding to complex issues while navigating policies and procedures with a focus on building a stronger, resilient Des Plaines.
    • A creative, problem-solving approach and well developed interpersonal and oral/written/presentation communication skills.  


    The annual salary range as of January 1, 2023 is $140,000 - $191,608; starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Residency is not required. Apply online at with résumé, cover letter, and contact information for 5 professional references by October 20, 2023. Confidential inquiries may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240, x116. 


    The City of Des Plaines is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


    Date Posted:      09/25/2023
    Position/Title:    Executive Director
    Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council - Wapakoneta, Ohio

    About Us: 

    The Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council (WAEDC) is a dynamic and innovative not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving economic growth and enhancing the quality of life in Wapakoneta, Ohio, and its surrounding areas. With a focus on collaboration, creativity, and community engagement, WAEDC is committed to creating a prosperous future for the Wapakoneta region. WAEDC is seeking an accomplished and visionary Executive Director to lead our passionate team in shaping the economic landscape and fostering a vibrant community. 


    Position Overview:  

    As the Executive Director of WAEDC, you will be at the forefront of providing visionary goals as part of strategic leadership, forging partnerships, and igniting transformative change. With your proven expertise, strategic mindset, and commitment to community advancement, you will guide WAEDC in achieving its mission of fostering sustainable economic development that benefits businesses, residents, and stakeholders alike. 


    Key Responsibilities and your keys to success: 

    • Strategic Vision: Develop and execute a visionary strategic plan that aligns with WAEDC's mission and goals, driving economic progress and community vitality.
    • Community Collaboration: Forge strong partnerships with local businesses, government entities, educational institutions, and community leaders to foster a collaborative environment that supports growth.
    • Business Attraction and Expansion: Identify opportunities for business attraction, retention, and expansion, positioning Wapakoneta as an attractive destination for new investments.
    • Resource Mobilization: Lead fundraising initiatives, secure grants, and manage financial resources to sustain WAEDC's programs, projects, and operations effectively.
    • Workforce Development: Collaborate with educational partners to enhance workforce development initiatives, ensuring alignment with industry needs and promoting talent retention.
    • Advocacy and Outreach: Serve as a prominent advocate for economic development interests, promoting Wapakoneta's unique strengths and opportunities to a wider audience.
    • Innovation and Impact: Encourage innovative approaches to economic development, driving initiatives that foster innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable growth.
    • Team Leadership: Nurture and lead a dedicated team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work culture that empowers individuals and achieves collective success.
    • Results: Lead the organization to be better tomorrow than it is today. 


    • Proven track record in executive leadership, strategic planning, and economic development, ideally within a non-profit or community-focused context.
    • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders effectively and in a timely manner.
    • Strong understanding of economic development principles, trends, and best practices.
    • Demonstrated success in fundraising, grant writing, and financial management.
    • Collaborative mindset with a proven ability to build and maintain relationships with various stakeholders.
    • Visionary thinker with a passion for fostering growth, innovation, and community development.
    • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, public administration, or a related field (advanced degree preferred). 


    What We Offer: 

    • Compensation is in the $75,000 range but will be based on skill set, experience, and qualifications.
    • A comprehensive benefits package.
    • An inspiring opportunity to lead economic transformation and shape the future of a vibrant community.
    • Collaborative and supportive work environment that values diversity and inclusivity.
    • Chance to work with a dedicated team of professionals committed to creating positive change.
    • Access to ongoing professional development and networking opportunities. 


    If you are a visionary leader ready to make a lasting impact on economic development and community growth, we invite you to apply for the role of Executive Director at WAEDC. Join us in creating a prosperous future for Wapakoneta and its surrounding areas.  


    To Apply: 

    Please submit your resume and a compelling cover letter outlining your qualifications and vision for the role to Alan Davis, President, Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council by email:  The deadline for consideration is October 13, 2023. 


    Wapakoneta Area Economic Development Council is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion within our organization. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of background. 



    Date Posted:      09/12/2023
    Position/Title:    Senior Economic Development Specialist
    City of Joliet, Illinois
    Salary:                $85,000- $105,000 (Targeted salary range, based on experience)
    General Purpose:

    Under general supervision, promotes the development and redevelopment of the City by leveraging private sector investment, offering public sector inducements, and soliciting grants from federal, state, and philanthropic entities; analyzes economic development projects and manages the implementation of these projects.

    This position performs advanced level economic development duties for the City involving high-level client interaction, collaborative partnerships, technical assignments, and financial analysis. Assists the Economic Development Director with activities related to business attraction, business retention, marketing, development research and other tasks to enhance the City’s economic and employment base.


    • Serves as project manager for development projects including negotiation for purchase of property,obtaining title commitments, contracting for environmental and other work, preparing RFPs, andoverseeing the work of outside contractors.
    • Assists in the planning and development of future projects and programs and in the preparation of theoperating and project budgets.
    • Performs financial and economic impact analysis for development projects to include revenue estimates,present value, future value, internal rate of return, cash flow analysis, and debt service calculations onproposed and current development projects.
    • Assists in preparing, monitoring, and implementation of the department operating and capital budgets.
    • Manages and coordinates the grant writing and monitoring functions of the department.
    • Assists with real property acquisitions and relocation activities within the City.
    • Interfaces with City Council, various Commissions, community organizations and neighborhoodassociations to explain and recommends development proposals consistent with the City's goals.
    • Confers with developers, attorneys, architects, engineers, and other professionals regarding developmentissues.
    • Represents the organization at various functions such as making speeches at civic and businessassociations, meeting with influential persons within the community, developers, officials, citizens, and representatives of the press, to establish goodwill and resolve/respond to issues.
    • Maintains and upgrades professional knowledge, skills, and development by attending seminars andtraining programs, and reading trade and professional journals and publications.
    • Attends City Economic Development Committee meetings, and City Council meetings when required.
    • Other duties assigned to effectuate the economic development mission of the City.


    Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, business, economics,finance, public administration, or a closely related field. Master’s degree is preferred.
    • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressively responsible experience in economic development; or
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills,and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Knowledge of:

    • Private and public financing programs, including Tax Increment Financing and other incentive financing.
    • Applicable state, federal and local ordinances, laws, rules, and regulations.
    • Principles and practices of managing and implementing urban development and redevelopment programs.
    • Principles and practices of small business financing.
    • Practices and techniques of commercial lending institutions.
    • Real estate law involving land acquisition and relocation.
    • City's infrastructure development requirements.
    • Environmental issues affecting real estate transactions in older industrial areas.
    • Correct English usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
    • Principles and practices of financial administration, accounting, and budgeting.
    • Principles and practices of cost-benefit analysis, internal rate of return, return on investment, and othercomplex financial principles.
    • Developer proformas, profit and loss statements, debt/equity ratio, and credit enhancement.
    • Methods and techniques of research, statistical analysis, and report presentation.
    • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
    • Current business trends and innovations in the metropolitan area.

    Skill in:

    • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
    • Researching, compiling, and summarizing a variety of informational and statistical data and materials.
    • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with aminimum of direction.
    • Applying logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret andcommunicate complicated policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Accurately proofreading copy with accompanying knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
    • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence, and other written materials.

    Abilities to:

    • Read, analyze, and interpret professional periodicals and journals, technical procedures, and governmentregulations.
    • Speak effectively before public groups and respond to questions.

    Formal application; evaluation of required qualifications; oral interview, background, and reference check.

    The duties listed above are only illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed in the position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

    The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

    APPLICATION PROCESS - Complete Job Posting

    Please Submit the following items to

    Cover Letter - Please share your interest and provide a brief introduction

    Resume - Please detail your professional work history and accomplishments

    Application Form - Please download, complete, and submit the application form below. Applications are also available in the: City of Joliet - Human Resources Division, 150 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60432.

    Application for Employment

    Please make sure to sign the last page of the application before sending it into the Human Resources
    Department. We CANNOT accept an application without a signature.



    Date Posted:      09/12/2023
    Position/Title:    Economic Development Professional
    City Manager's Office - City of Monroe, OH

    The City of Monroe is hiring a Full-Time Economic Development Professional to support the business community within a rapidly growing community that is ready to embrace the next phase of its growth cycle. With a downtown master planning project and zoning code update underway, along with a revitalization of a community improvement corporation, this position assists with the City’s economic development program as well as related projects within the City Manager’s Office. This includes, but is not limited to, reviewing and analyzing the City’s current commercial/industrial mix; promoting development in the Monroe area through personal contacts; creating, identifying, and ensuring compliance with programs that support economic development; meeting with companies to improve business retention; and assisting with business attraction efforts.

    Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, or related field; comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of community or economic development, public policy and good governance; and excellent writing and communication skills

    Experience: Five (5) years’ working experience in local government, real estate, public finance, business administration, planning or similar field with increase in responsibility

    Salary range: $57,374.81 – 80,324.74

    Complete job description and application available online by visiting Candidates should include a resume and cover letter with the online application.

    Applications will be accepted beginning September 11, 2023. Position open until filled.

    The City of Monroe is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Date Posted:      08/31/2023
    Position/Title:    Program Manager
    Institute for Decision Making - University of Northern Iowa

    Impact & Responsibilities: Plans, designs, and conducts interactive planning sessions for Institute for Decision Making (IDM) community clients; delivers and manages IDM services and technical services at the community level; advises community clients on specific community and economic development strategies; actively represents and promotes IDM the community and economic development network; and assists with the delivery of community and economic development training and professional development.

    Requirements: Bachelor's degree in business administration, economics, geography, government or urban/community affairs or related field; at least three years of experience in community or economic development and/or project management.
    Frequent travel, mostly within Iowa, will be necessary.

    Preferred: Master's degree; Certified Economic Developers (CEcD); and experience with group process design and facilitation of planning and other interactive sessions.

    UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

    The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Benefits package details can be viewed at Application materials received by Friday, October 6th will be given first consideration. For more information or to apply, visit Criminal and other relevant background checks required. UNI is a tobacco free campus.

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    Date Posted:      08/22/2023
    Position/Title:    Economic Development Director
    Organization:     City of Whitewater, Wisconsin


    Economic Development Director, Whitewater, WI (pop. 14,889). Whitewater is located in the lake-dotted, easy-rolling hills of southeastern Wisconsin. The city is one hour southwest of Milwaukee and 45 minutes southeast of Madison. Whitewater is a talent generator that serves as a regional center for learning and lifelong growth, with a lively year-round cultural and outdoor recreation scene set in a welcoming small-town setting.

    An historic community with a traditional downtown, Whitewater is home to the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, a multi-disciplinary university founded in 1868. The school, with a student population of more than 11,000, is an important feature of the Whitewater community and identity. The community seeks an economic development leader prepared to meet the demands of a community undergoing significant redevelopment and revitalization opportunities, an individual with initiative, creativity, and a proven track-record of retaining, expanding, and recruiting businesses.

    The Economic Development Director position offers the ideal candidate the chance to build on and deliver the City’s economic development program. The Director will coordinate and implement goals and programs that promote the growth and retention of a vital economy within the City with responsibility that includes recruitment and retention programming in the retail, industrial, residential, and office sectors. The Director reports directly to the City Manager, is a member of the City’s management team and may serve as the Director of the Community Development Authority.

    Candidates should have:

    • Strong communication skills, the ability to think and act strategically, and the talent to tactfully negotiate and “close the deal.”
    • A demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders including City officials and staff, brokers, developers, and local business owners.
    • An ability to build relationships, not bureaucracy.
    • An understanding of the unique nature of startups and how to lead them to success.

    Qualified candidates should also have:

    • B.A. in business public administration, planning, geography, economics, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred, as is designation as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD);
    • A minimum of three years of closely related professional experience;
    • Grant writing experience preferred; and
    • An understanding of business plans, financial statements, and complex financing options including real estate transactions and properties with detailed covenants and special values.

    The Director is appointed by the City Manager. Starting salary range: $85,000 – 90,000+/- DOQ, plus exceptional benefits.
    Candidates should apply by September 25, 2023, with resume, cover letter and contact information for three work-related references to to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President and David De Angelis, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA. Tel: 847-380-3240. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Date Posted:      08/22/2023
    Position/Title:    Development Services Director
    Organization:     Village of Oak Park, IL


    The Village of Oak Park, Illinois (Pop. 54,583) is seeking an experienced and dynamic leader for the position of Development Services Director. This is a key leadership role that is responsible for overseeing and managing the newly reconfigured Development Services Department, ensuring the efficient and effective delivery of a wide range of services related to planning and urban design, permitting and development, parking and mobility services, and economic vitality. The Development Services Director plays a crucial role in shaping the Village of Oak Park’s physical character and growth while maintaining the Village’s distinctive cultural and historical appeal. And as the Organization’s principal steward of economic vitality, the Development Services Director effectively harnesses departmental, community and intergovernmental resources and partnerships to advance economic development in the Village.  The successful candidate will exemplify the Village Organization’s core values of community, connection, service and respect.

    For more information about the position and to learn how to apply please visit


    Date Posted:      07/20/2023
    Position/Title:    Senior Vice President of Economic Development
    Organization:     Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Overland Park, KS


    The Overland Park, KS Chamber of Commerce seeks a Senior Vice President of Economic Development to lead the organization’s economic development initiatives, including major investments under the Chamber’s new Opportunity NOW strategic plan. Overland Park is a suburban office market experiencing strong economic development activity. With a population of nearly 200,000, Overland Park’s AAA bond rating, record-setting school districts and highly educated workforce have attracted international and regional headquarters, small businesses and high-end retail. Overland
    Park is the second-largest city in the Kansas City MSA and the state of Kansas.

    The ideal candidate must be results-oriented, with demonstrated success delivering commercial investment and talent initiatives. The ideal candidate must possess skills to build and maintain coalitions within the city, region, and state, executing the strategic plan goals in conjunction with private investors, public partners, stakeholders and staff.

    Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in a related field (business, economics, marketing) and seven-plus years of demonstrated success in business attraction and retention, with a focus in the office market. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and/or
    Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) designation preferred. A proven track record in job development and office and personnel resources management is essential.

    To support the health and safety of our teams and workspaces, the Chamber requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to have received an approved accommodation based on medical condition or sincerely held religious belief or practice. Please let us know if you’d like to
    discuss the policy or available accommodations before proceeding with our recruitment process.

    Competitive salary and benefits will be provided based on qualifications, including insurance, 401(k), and car and cell phone allowances. Required residency: Johnson County, KS; Overland Park preferred.

    The Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    More information about Overland Park and the Chamber can be found at A full job description is here

    Send resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 9001 W. 110ᵗʰ Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210; or  Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.


    Date Posted:      06/22/2023
    Position/Title:    President
    Organization:     Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO)


    The Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) exists to be economic development thought leaders who drive competitive advantage for Marion. The President is the primary leader of the organization, with support from the Board, managing daily operations, hiring and supervising staff, and developing short and long-term economic development strategy for the organization and community. The President is a visible leader within Marion, IA and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids region and must maintain regular communication with key investors and stakeholders.

    The President will be the primary spokesperson and lead the organization’s planning, marketing, board management, project management, partner relations, business retention/expansion, and will coordinate financial assistance opportunities for new, expanding, and startup businesses in partnership with the City of Marion.

    The President will lead the organization’s funding campaign and must establish and maintain public and private investment to support Marion Economic Development. Ideal candidates will have similar prior economic development experience as well as proven leadership, organization, communication, and listening skills.


    • Builds Partnerships with Community Stakeholders, Business, and Investors.
    • Manages Execution and Increases Internal Team Capabilities.
    • Strong Oral and Written Communicator.
    • Thinks Critically & Creatively.
    • Distinct Economic Development Acumen.
    • Drives Change Within Community & Region.
    • Demonstrates Accountability.
    • Intuitive Marketer.
    • Visible Regional Leader.

    Responsibilities include ensuring the following for Marion Economic Development Corporation:

    • Oversee daily MEDCO operations.
    • Lead the organization’s capital campaign and fundraising efforts.
    • Set strategic and operational goals and hold staff accountable in partnership with MEDCO board.
    • Set monthly executive committee and engaging board agendas.             
    • Develop and execute business retention and attraction strategies. Work directly with new and existing primary sector businesses to provide strategic assistance as they evaluate growth and expansion opportunities within the Marion community.
    • Establish and maintain strong relationships with key business investors and partners including the City of Marion, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, the Marion Chamber of Commerce, Linn County, State of Iowa, and others.
    • Manage land sales and development of a certified industrial park (Marion Enterprise Center)
    • Guide prospects through the process of securing public funding, i.e. Tax Increment Financing, Brownfield/Grayfield Tax Credits, High Quality Jobs, Workforce Housing Tax Credits, RISE, and others.
    • Drive and lead workforce development initiatives
    • Prepare and manage the MEDCO budget to support organizational strategy and ensure accurate financial reporting and oversight.
    • Serve on a variety of local and regional committees or commissions that drive MEDCO forward.
    • Advocate and inform local, regional, and state government on MEDCO initiatives and activities.


    • Demonstrated knowledge of economic development processes and practices in the areas of organizational leadership, business development, real estate development, workforce development, and community marketing.
    • A minimum five years of experience in economic development, business retention, business assistance, or a related field.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Economic Development, Public Administration, Business, Community Planning, Real Estate, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of economic development finance, business credit analysis and real estate finance.
    • Graduate of an accredited economic development program preferred. CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) designation a plus.
    • Proven ability to work collaboratively with community partners.
    • ·Successful track record of working to attract new business and support existing industry.
    • Excellent skills in planning and coordinating multiple projects and activities.
    • Demonstrated integrity, adaptability, innovation, and collaboration.

    COMPENSATION - Competitive salary, company-matched 401k and ROTH 401k plan, generous personal time off, long term disability, life insurance, professional development, mileage reimbursement and association membership(s). Other benefits may be negotiable.

    TO APPLY - Qualified and dynamic candidates should send resume (with references), cover letter, and salary expectations to Steve Neighbor, MEDCO Board Chair at

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

    ABOUT MEDCO - The Marion Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO) is a 38-year-old 501(c)6 nonprofit organization. We exist to be economic development thought leaders who drive competitive advantage for Marion.Marion, IA has a population of more than 42,000 and ranks as one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Iowa. Marion is part of the Cedar Rapids MSA with a population of more than 275,000. Learn more about MEDCO and the Marion community at

    Contact:             Mr. Steve Neighbor, Board Chair
                              Marion Economic Development Corporation
                              1107 7th Avenue, Ste 201
                              Marion, Iowa   52302


    Date Posted:      06/19/2023
    Position/Title:    Economic Development Administrator
    Organization:     Minnkota Power Cooperative

    The Economic Development Administrator develops and builds relationships with member cooperatives and municipal systems; communities; local, regional and state economic development organizations; elected/appointed officials; and businesses in the Minnkota Power Cooperative and the Northern Municipal Power Agency (NMPA) service area.  Identifies economic development opportunities; plans, leads and executes initiatives to retain and grow member cooperative and municipal system energy sales.  Provides business and community development services to member cooperatives and municipal systems.

    Appropriate compensation will be determined based on a candidate's skills, education, and previous relevant experience.

    Essential Responsibilities

    1. Establish and maintain effective working relationship with member cooperatives and municipal systems.
    2. Establish and maintain strong working relationship with state, regional and local economic development organizations, community and business leaders, site selectors, and public officials.
    3. Coordinate business development for Minnkota, its member cooperatives and the municipal systems.
    4. Develop a strong working knowledge of the rural electric cooperative industry along with service, rate structure, and incentives.
    5. Maintain current knowledge of federal and state economic development financing available in Minnkota and NMPA’s service area. Provide assistance to member cooperatives and municipal systems in completing applications for project financing utilizing internal and external sources of funding.
    6. Create an awareness of available economic development financing programs, rates and other assistance available through the member cooperatives and municipal systems.
    7. Work to expand cooperatives and communities’ abilities to attract new businesses, address workforce and housing needs, and to enable business expansions and start-ups.
    8. Assist new, expanding and existing businesses in order to enhance the quality of life and improve economic opportunities in Minnkota’ s and NMPA’s service area.
    9. Consult and coordinate with power supply, power delivery, and rates, load and power billing when rate proposals/electric infrastructure are required for business development prospects.
    10. Assist individual member cooperatives and municipal systems in developing local-regional strategies for economic and community development.
    11. Assist cooperatives and municipal systems in identifying new development opportunities and locations while maintaining an active list of available sites to market to new load prospects.
    12. Assist with member services activities for member cooperatives and municipal systems when needed.

    Minimum Qualifications



    • Bachelor's degree in business, public relations, political science, communications, community/economic development, or a related field



    • 5 years or more of experience in a similar role
      • Skills in developing, marketing, leading, and directing effective strategic programs were used
      • Experience in economic development financing, business credit analysis, project administration, grant writing, and marketing & communications
      • Proven skills in the area of cultivating and nurturing relationships


    • Experience in the electric or utility industry a plus




    Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.



    5 years: Experience in a similar role

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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    Date Posted:      06/05/2023

    Position/Title:    Executive Director
    Organization:     Grant County Economic Growth Council

    The Board of Directors of the Grant County Economic Growth Council is seeking its next Executive Director to move the organization and the community forward. The Growth Council’s mission is to promote a vibrant, sustainable economy that attracts and empowers business growth and innovation in Grant County. The organization and its Executive Director lead the charge in making Grant County one of the best places to live, learn, work, and retire in Indiana. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to guide the strategy and execution of economic development efforts for the Grant County community.

    Following this job description, please find additional information about Grant County.

    Please submit resumes and related documents to

    The Executive Director is responsible for the development, conduct, execution, and management of the policies, programs, and initiatives of the Grant County Economic Growth Council (Growth Council) as directed by its Board of Directors in its mission of improving the long-term economic health and vitality of Grant County, Indiana.

    In promoting Grant County’s economic development, the Executive Director will strengthen and enhance relationships with key business and government leaders in the region and state, as well as on the national and international stage. He or she will take the lead on major corporate retention and attraction initiatives and provide oversight and strategic direction for community development activities.

    The duties of the Executive Director will include but not be limited to the following:

    Strategic Planning:

    • Facilitate the development of an overall strategic plan for the Growth Council.
    • Coordinate a bi-annual strategic plan and goal calibration with the Board of Directors
    • Develop short-term action plans with measurable goals in conjunction with the Board of Directors that align with the strategic vision of the Growth Council


    • Direct the operations of the Growth Council to achieve the goals outlined in the strategic plan
    • Guide, supervise, and develop the Growth Council’s staff
    • Prepare and work within an annual budget (as approved by the Board)
    • Execute, in partnership with the Board, an annual fundraising program to support the organization
    • Review and suggest revisions to Growth Council policies and procedures
    • Maintain professional service contracts for economic and community development with the City of Marion, City of Gas City, City of Jonesboro and Grant County. Fulfill obligations and objectives outlined in any professional service contracts.
    • Lead by example to develop a positive organizational culture that promotes a strong work ethic,team atmosphere and desire to carry out the goals of the Growth Council
    • Attend Board and Executive Committee meetings, as well as any other committee meetings as necessary
    • Oversee development of publications, presentations and promotional materials that support the goals of the Growth Council
    Economic and Community Development:
    • Maintain regular contact with local community, business and education leaders to develop and maintain relationships 
    • Serve as liaison between local business community and governmental entities to address business issues and needs of the community
    • Design and implement marketing programs aimed at specific recruitment goals in the targeted sectors
      • Develop short-term and long-term overall marketing program
      • Annually evaluate ongoing value of individual marketing components
    • Oversee the preparation of marketing materials, which will assist in responding to inquiries about economic development opportunities in Grant County Indiana
    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive available site and building database for Grant County Indiana
    • Develop and maintain relationships with recruitment partners including site consultants, commercial real estate brokers, utility and railroad representatives, as well as representatives of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation
    • Coordinate with federal, state, city and county on potential incentives for economic development prospects
    • Keep community and regional information up to date and available for immediate turnaround on request. This should include information regarding utilities, taxes, zoning, transportation, community services, demographics, labor force, and financing tools.
    • Assist new and expanding businesses with business and development applications and procedures. Exchange information with state and local partners to encourage cooperation and efficiency in the development process
    • Provide oversight of the staff to prepare, write and administer grant applications related to economic development or improvement to the existing communities

    External Relationships:

    • Serve as the spokesperson for the Growth Council with the goal to enhance the Growth Council’s overall image and achieve its goals
    • Support, attend and participate in professional associations for economic development
    • Monitor local, state and federal legislation and public policy relating to economic development


    • Travel as needed to call on prospects and encourage their investment in Grant County Indiana
    • Other duties at the direction of the Growth Council Board of Directors

    Experience & Education
    Qualified candidates will possess a combination of formal training and work experience, such as:

    • Bachelors degree in urban planning, economic development, business, public management, or related field; Masters degree or CEcD a plus
    • Formal economic development or community development training via the International Economic Development Council or similar institution
    • 5+ years of economic development, business, real estate, or other relevant professional experience
    • Working knowledge of local and state economic development financing tools or related tax and finance experience
    • Experience working with business leaders
    • Experience convening stakeholders for the purposes of strategic planning
    • Demonstrated leadership abilities and excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Experience operating key technologies, e.g. Zoom, Salesforce, Microsoft Office; familiarity with real estate databases and labor market tools a plus
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    Date Posted:      5/12/2023
    Position/Title:    Real Estate Development & Real Estate Services Managers
    Organization:     City of Madison, WI Economic Development Division

    The Economic Development Division is looking to hire a Real Estate Development Manager and a Real Estate Services Manager to fulfill their mission of serving a successful City by supporting its residents, businesses, and property owners; and, by managing its real estate assets and transactions in a responsible manner. These managerial positions will lead their respective offices in overseeing real estate assets and transactions and play key roles in the success of some of the community’s most visible projects. 

    • The Real Estate Development office manages City-led real estate development projects, often in partnership with the private sector. Recent examples include the redevelopment of the State Street Campus Parking Garage and the development of a new mixed-use affordable housing/grocery store project. This office also manages the City’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Program and Land Banking Program. Staff in this office are responsible for negotiating the purchase/sale of property and the investment public funds into real estate projects.
    • The Real Estate Services office manages the City’s real estate portfolio with an emphasis on real estate needs of the City and privately-led development projects. Staff in this office purchase property and easements needed for City projects (road construction, stormwater, parks, and City buildings) including through eminent domain, manage encroachment agreements/easements/licenses for private use of City property, and lease property needed by other City Departments.

    Their work is completed under the guiding principles of the City’s desire for quality housing, quality jobs that provide family-supporting wages and benefits, equity in the economy for communities of color and other historically marginalized populations, and environmentally sustainable development and transportation systems. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Economic Development Division Director, with significant oversight by the Dept. of Planning, Community, and Economic Development Director and Deputy Mayor for Economic Development. 

    Managers in these positions will be expected to work in the office a minimum of two days per week.



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    Date Posted:      5/09/2023
    Position/Title:    President/CEO
    Organization:     Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC

    The Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC located in Bismarck-Mandan, North Dakota is seeking a President & CEO to lead the organization’s economic development and business advocacy efforts. The ideal candidate has the experience necessary to lead the implementation of the Chamber EDC’s 2023 – 2025 Strategic Plan which boasts goals and objectives in economic, policy, professional, network and leadership development. Candidates should also have experience leading teams, building relationships and communicating with both public and private sector stakeholders.

    Bismarck-Mandan is a regional hub providing healthcare, travel and retail opportunities for residents of Western North Dakota, Eastern Montana and Northern South Dakota. One of the most economically diverse communities in the Upper Midwest, Bismarck-Mandan boasts a rapidly growing economy based upon government, healthcare, education and energy generation.

    The Bismarck Mandan Chamber EDC is a public-private partnership governed by a 19-member Board of Directors with a $1.8 million annual operating budget,12 full-time employees and more than more than 1,230 members. For more information, please visit  

    Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Kayla Hieb at with the subject line of CEDC President & CEO.


    Date Posted:      3/7/2023
    Position/Title:    President and CEO
    Organization:    Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, Fort Dodge, IA

    About the Growth Alliance

    The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is an efficient organization whose mission is to unify and coordinate accountable economic and community development, to enhance the quality of life in Fort Dodge, Iowa and the region.  The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance was formed in 2012 through a merger of the Development Corporation of Fort Dodge/Webster County and the Chamber of Commerce.  The Alliance serves as the region's economic and community development organization, as well as the local Chamber of Commerce, serving Fort Dodge, Webster County and north-central Iowa.

    Staff:  6
    Operating Budget:  $1.08M
    Board of Directors:  42
    Executive Officers:  7

    The Person

    The Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced professional with a proven track record of providing leadership in developing, coordinating and implementing economic development strategies.  

    The President and CEO will play a significant leadership role within the Fort Dodge community. The ideal candidate will be able to develop and lead his/her direct team as well as a team of stakeholders toward a common goal and do so through a collaborative style of leadership.

    Effective implementation including marketing, budget development, and management is essential for this position.

    Major Responsibilities

    • Be a catalyst for sustainable economic growth in the Greater Fort Dodge region that will maintain and create jobs.
    • Maintain an updated strategic plan with goals, objectives, and tasks and implement the plan.
    • Facilitate collaboration of the area business retention and expansion efforts to energize and accelerate existing business growth and success and support start-up businesses. Support businesses by expanding and opening new markets for locally developed goods and services.
    • With partner agencies, support the development of assets such as infrastructure, transportation, positive business climate, and amenities.
    • Ability to identify both local and regional issues and effectively manage interactions with regional organizations to achieve common goals.
    • Ability to ensure membership satisfaction and retention and that dues and non- dues revenue streams enhance and support the Growth Alliance’s work and further defines the relevance and value of the organization.
    • Serve as a lead spokesperson for the organization in internal and external communications.
    • Establish a communication process that provides transparent, accurate communications and accountability to the Growth Alliance stakeholders.
    • Maintain stakeholder relations to sustain private sector investment.
    • Support development of the region as needed, economically as well as socially and politically to enhance the quality of living for businesses and the people who make them grow.
    • Experience working with diverse groups; promotes diversity programmatically.
    • Be responsible for hiring and supervising staff.
    • Coordinate economic development activities between local and state partner organizations.
    • Be responsible for overall administration of the organization, including finances, financial management, budget, and reporting.
    • Develop and sustain trusting relationships with the leadership of prospective companies, national and international site selectors, and commercial and industrial realtors.
    • Demonstrated collaboration with leaders within major research universities, public school systems, private institutions, technical schools, and local colleges.


    • Managing People and Performance –Manages people to help them achieve full potential and to attain exceptional individual and team performance.
    • Leading and Directing – Inspires and leads through clear vision and directions, organizing and enabling resources, and making critical decisions.
    • Managing and Leveraging Relationships – Invest in relationships to successfully influence and build shared goals and achieve optimal organizational solutions and results.
    • Communication and Presenting – Shares ideas and information across diverse audiences and entities to drive organizational performance and effectiveness.
    • Strategic Thinking – Accustomed to changing dynamics facing the organization; leverages sharp organizational acumen to develop opportunities and strategies for organizational success.
    • Effective Board relations - An open communicator who can provide timely information, minimize conflict and implement policy initiatives, and a clear understanding of the difference between policy and administration.
    • Planning and Organizing – Plans and organizes a detailed course of action that ensures the successful accomplishment of organizational initiatives and objectives.
    • Executing for Results – Drives performance through expert management and execution of organizational plans and activities.
    • Fostering Innovation and Change – Embraces and promotes innovation and change as a way to enhance personal, team, and organizational effectiveness.
    • Maintaining Self Awareness and Impact – Maintains objectivity about own self; manages the impact of self on others, and actively learns from experience to maximize positive impact.
    • Achievement Focus – Strive to reach challenging work and career goals.
    • Adapting to Change and Stress – Adapts and responds well to change; manages pressure effectively and copes well with setbacks.
    • Upholding Standards – Consistently adheres to and upholds clear professional and ethical standards that complement those of the organization.


    • A roll-up the sleeves, self-starter with vision, high energy, and commitment.
    • Strategic thinker can plan for the future and also brings “outside the box” ideas.
    • An individual with unquestioned integrity and impeccable business and personal ethics.
    • An executive with demonstrated success setting and managing priorities, establishing performance objectives, delegating and motivating others.
    • An intelligent, mature, and self-confident individual.
    • Ability to collaborate with community partners and diverse groups of people and interests.
    • A facilitator, who works with groups, encourages engagement, maintains focus, and derives meaningful outcomes.
    • A person who can handle multiple tasks.
    • A collaborative leader willing to encourage different viewpoints and take decisive action.
    • An exceptional and persuasive oral and written communicator.
    • Outstanding analytic and interpersonal skills with the ability to write, speak and communicate effectively with diverse audiences.


    Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university is required, supplemented by five (5) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in a public administrative role that focuses on economic development or a related field.

    Advanced degree and/or professional certification is desirable.


    Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


    This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting.  For consideration, please submit a résumé to Todd Jorgenson at



    Date Posted:      2/28/2023
    Position/Title:    Economic Development Specialist
    Organization:    Department:  Economic and Community Development Department, City of Sioux City

    The City of Sioux City is seeking a full-time Economic Development Specialist who will provide support in business recruitment and retention efforts and manage the public actions necessary for economic development projects. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service and problem-solving skills, self-motivation and attention to detail. This position will be part of a team of employees that work on transformative projects within Sioux City.

    Applicants for this opportunity must have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills and have a demonstrated ability to multi-task with accuracy. Microsoft Office experience required. Examples of work for this important position include assisting new and existing businesses with development projects, negotiating financial and business assistance packages, preparing reports and resolutions for Council meetings, gathering information for proposals, writing grant applications and administering economic development programs. Candidates must have knowledge of economic development principles, practices and techniques.


    1) A complete application

    2) Resume

    3) Three professional references

    At the City of Sioux City, we value our employees by providing them the peace of mind through our exceptional compensation and benefits package to protect our most valuable asset. We are committed to the well-being of our employees and their families. Our employees enjoy our competitive benefits which include but not limited to medical and dental coverage, life and cafeteria plan options, and generous paid leave time. For more information on our benefits, please visit

    Work hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule, the position may require flexible schedules when necessary.

    Our employees are required to reside within 10 miles of the City of Sioux City limits which extends to other states: Nebraska and South Dakota.

    If you have a friendly personality, like to work with a team, and can be flexible please join us!

    Minimum Required Qualifications:

    High School Diploma and seven to ten years’ experience or two years of college/Associates degree and two to less than five years’ experience or bachelor’s degree and up to two years’ experience.

    Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.

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    Date Posted:        02-20-23
    Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha, WI

    KABA Goals

    KABA’s efforts to build Kenosha County’s economy are guided by five key principles outlined in Kenosha First – An Economic Development Strategy for Kenosha County:

    1. Support and expand the existing base through business retention and consolidation strategies.
    2. Position Kenosha County for long-term economic growth and vitality.
    3. Attract, retain and engage talent.
    4. Ensure all parts of the county are economically, digitally, and physically connected.
    5. Build a distinct image and brand for Kenosha County.
    6. Strategically plan to improve several economic indicators, such as income, educational attainment, and healthcare using the recently published Wisconsin Policy Forum Report.

    Kenosha Community Profile

    Board of Directors:  24 – 36 Members
    Staff: Six
    Operating Budget within the community profile area: 1.5M with $52 million in assets (2/3 financial and 1/3 real estate)
    Population: 170,000+ for entire County and 4th largest city in Wisconsin (100,000+/-)

    The Candidate

    The President is responsible for providing strategic leadership to ensure the organization is the leading force in the improvement of the business environment, economic health, and development of Kenosha County. The President will build on the success of KABA, which has been nationally recognized for its successful programs to spur economic growth and enhance community competitiveness.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work with Board, investors, and public officials to further the development and implementation of KABA’s strategic vision and provide leadership to the organization and community.
    • Develop, implement, and maintain an effective structure and system to support the KABA’s strategic vision and goals.
    • Develop metrics to measure individual and program performance to assure creativity, dynamism, expertise, responsiveness, and accountability.
    • Direct staff of economic development professionals in attracting, retaining, and expanding high-wage jobs and high-level investment.
    • Develop and manage marketing initiatives designed to encourage investment targeted at decision-makers in specific industry sectors.
    • Ensure all marketing materials are consistent and up to date e.g.: Website, social media, proposals, print materials, displays, and maps.
    • Play a significant leadership role within the business and government communities to promote and cultivate endorsement of the value proposition of economic development initiatives.
    • Develop and maintain knowledge of all property products that are available e.g.: existing industrial, greenfield/brownfields, and commercial sites.
    • Work with developers, land owners, city and county officials to ensure that industry expansion and attraction product needs are suitable for long-term sustained growth.
    • Negotiates deals with stakeholder groups (e.g., elected officials, boards, developers, investors, etc.), keep the deal-making process moving and the parties in dialogue rather than allowing the parties to disengage.
    • Build and maintain stakeholder relationships; with city, county and state elected officials, workforce development partners, KABA investors, regional economic development partners, and community citizens.
    • Serve as the organization’s primary external contact and spokesperson, including interaction with the media, community associations, private development entities, and others as necessary and appropriate.
    • Support the development of a strong leadership Board by actively engaging the Board in the progress and growth of the community.


      This position is open until filled. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure you are considered for this position. Upon receipt, resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by Jorgenson Consulting.  For consideration, please submit a résumé to Todd Jorgenson at



      Date Posted:        01-30-23
            Senior Vice President of Economic Development
      Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Overland Park, KS

      The Overland Park, KS Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Senior Vice President of Economic Development to lead the organization’s economic development initiatives. Overland Park is a suburban office market experiencing strong economic development activity. With a population of nearly 200,000, Overland Park’s AAA bond rating, record-setting school districts and highly educated workforce have attracted international and regional headquarters, small businesses and high-end retail. Overland Park is the second-largest city in the Kansas City MSA and the state of Kansas.

      The ideal candidate must be results-oriented, with demonstrated success delivering commercial investment and talent initiatives. The ideal candidate must possess skills to build and maintain coalitions within the city, region, and state, executing the strategic plan goals in conjunction with private investors, public partners, stakeholders and staff.

      Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree in related field (business, economics, marketing) and seven-plus years of demonstrated success in business attraction and retention, with a focus in the office market. Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), Certified Chamber Executive (CCE) and/or Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) designation preferred. A proven track record in job development and management of office and personnel resources is essential.

      Competitive salary and benefits will be provided based upon qualifications, including insurance, 401(k), and car and cell phone allowances. Required residency: Johnson County, KS; Overland Park preferred.

      The Chamber is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      More information about Overland Park and the Chamber can be found at A full job description is here.

      Send resume, cover letter, references and salary requirements to: Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 9001 W. 110th Suite 150, Overland Park, KS 66210; or Resumes will be accepted until position is filled