Economic Development Director (Consultant) – Ravenna Community

This position stewards the work outlined in the Community’s Economic Development Strategy. It is responsible for ensuring, facilitating, and promoting economic development to achieve a sustainable local economy for the Ravenna community. The position guides companies in establishing, relocating, or expanding their businesses within the Community. It advises, recommends, and collaborates with the City of Ravenna and Ravenna Township to advance economic development in the community.

Director of Innovation Services – HCDC, Inc. – Cincinnati, OH

The Office of Innovation and Creativity is an initiative funded by Hamilton County and directed by HCDC’s Economic Development Office. The OIC provides support, directly and through contracted services, to growing technology oriented second-stage businesses in Hamilton County, Ohio. Its task is to encourage revenue growth and to foster innovation, stability, and job creation among the companies served. The Director is a senior position with primary responsibility for directing the OIC. She or he will aggressively market OIC programs, recruit targeted businesses to participate, coordinate support to those businesses, collaborate with regional economic and business development stakeholders, and monitor, report, and promote key results. The Director is a team member in HCDC’s Economic Development Office.

Senior Business Relationship Manager – Greater Akron Chamber

The Senior Business Relationship Manager reports directly to the Vice President of Economic Development and is responsible for implementing key components related to the Elevate Greater Akron Strategic Plan.  The individual’s primary responsibility will be identifying companies in targeted categories/clusters and developing and maintaining ongoing relationships with individual companies in order to grow capital investment, company revenue, exports and jobs in the Greater Akron Region via targeted business retention and expansion efforts (BRE) with local companies.