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Village of Lisle, IL (22,390) seeks full-time Economic Development Coordinator. 

Position prepares and implements economic development initiatives, plans, programs and services.  Performs research, design, implementation and monitoring of programs that encourage business recruitment, retention and expansion, revitalization, and job creation in the Village of Lisle.

Bachelor’s degree in business/public administration, urban planning, economic development or related field. Minimum of three years’ experience in economic development or related field.

Hiring salary range $65,000 - $75,000 DOQ.

To apply submit resume, cover letter, references and salary history to by Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  Full recruitment announcement available at



Executive Director, Economic Development Agency
Rochester, MN

Build a Stronger Future in Rochester. Starting Today.

It’s an exciting time for Rochester, MN as plans for Destination Medical Center (DMC) are underway. The Destination Medical Center (DMC)  initiative’s primary objective is to leverage $585 million in public infrastructure funding to attract more than $5 billion in private investment to secure  Rochester and  Minnesota’s status as  the world’s premier destination medical center. This represents the largest economic development opportunity in Minnesota and one of the largest in the country.  This transformative effort will result in major economic benefits for the state and local jurisdictions while creating significant job growth and new business opportunities.

Now you can help drive success for this effort as Executive Director and provide leadership oversight for the Destination Medical Center (DMC) non-profit Economic Development Agency (EDA). 

The Executive Director oversees six major functions of the nonprofit Economic Development Agency (EDA), including public/private finance; planning and project management; business development; community outreach and programming; and marketing and communications. In this critical new role, you’ll assist the Destination Medical Center Corporation (DMCC) in envisioning, planning and executing the 20-year DMC Development Plan and adopting strategies for continued economic development.

As Executive Director, you’ll supervise day-to-day operations of the agency and its staff, while serving as the primary liaison between the state, city, county, Mayo Clinic, and the broader Rochester, MN community. Develop and oversee the EDA’s long-range planning and business development initiatives to ensure best use of resources in pursuing growth and profitability objectives. Manage relationships with businesses and investors, understanding their expectations for return on investment. Oversee the development and implementation of a regional, national, and global marketing program to attract and sustain new business, investment, partnerships, programs and services. Develop and manage on-going community outreach/education. Most important, you’ll create a lasting legacy of economic opportunity—and help build a premier global destination medical community.

Strong candidates have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Urban Planning, Economic Development or related discipline and a minimum of 10 years of experience at a senior management/executive level, which includes experience analyzing and formulating business strategy and economics. Business development, venture capital and financial modeling experience are required, as are experience in board management, business operations and management of multi-disciplinary consulting teams. A proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus among stakeholders with varying backgrounds and interests is key.

Preferred candidates have a Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Economic Development or related discipline; Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) certification, Economic Development or related discipline.

Additional Details
The EDA provides staff with a competitive benefits package. Interested applicants can apply by emailing their letter of interest and resume to:

Learn more about Destination Medical Center at

The EDA is an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer.


City of Norwalk, CT

Director of Economic Development

Job Description

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency (the Agency) is the primary public agency responsible for carrying out the City of Norwalk’s economic development strategy by providing marketing, advocacy, technical assistance, business attraction, long-range planning and Redevelopment Plan Area management with an intent to foster an environment in which local businesses can thrive and serve the community.  Under the direction of the Mayor and working with the Agency’s Executive Director, the Norwalk Common Council and the Mayor’s Business Advisory Council, the Director of Economic Development performs the specific duties associated with the position as an employee of the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency.

The Director of Economic Development serves as the City’s business liaison, working to develop a business-friendly climate by building and maintaining effective communications and relationships with other City departments, the business community, developers, property owners, realtors, advisory groups, community organizations, and citizens.  In this role, the Director will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic economic development plans designed to improve business development, retention and expansion; address barriers to economic growth and job creation/retention; and increase economic opportunities for Norwalk.

A master’s degree is preferred; however, experience in a related field may also qualify an applicant.  The position’s salary range is $80,000 - $90,000 annually.

The complete job description is available on the Norwalk Redevelopment Agency’s webpage  of the City of Norwalk’s website.



How to Apply

Please submit a complete resume and a writing sample, not to exceed 500 words, outlining your specific qualifications and how your professional and educational experiences meet or exceed those desired for the position to with “Director of Economic Development” in the subject line.  Applications will be accepted until such time as a sufficient number of qualified applicants respond.  


The Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

Program Manager for IDEA Space, its community development resource center.

IDEA Space aims to engage and empower the members of Chinatown, Japantown, and Little Saigon – the International District – to implement collaborative strategies toward neighborhood revitalization.  It includes four areas of work: Design Lab, Neighborhood Safety Lab, Real Estate Lab, and Business Assistance Lab.  The opportunity to advance to a director-level position, or to start as a director, exists for the right candidate.

SCIDpda is a 39-year old community development organization serving one of the City’s most diverse neighborhoods.  Its mission is to preserve, promote, and develop the Chinatown International District as a vibrant community and unique ethnic neighborhood.  SCIDpda has been recognized locally and nationally for its innovation in four program areas: property management, culturally responsive senior services, economic development, and neighborhood involvement.

More Information: Program_Mgr_Feb_2014_B.pdf

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Human Resources Department
Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
409 Maynard Ave S, Ste 200
Seattle, WA  98104  or Fax # 206-467-6376

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