Under the direction of the Executive Director of the Miami County Community Improvement Corporation, the Development Services Manager shall manage the daily coordination of economic development services and administrative functions. This person also oversees business retention & expansion efforts, marketing plan implementation, workforce development efforts, research studies and analyses, business attraction efforts, special local and regional initiatives, and the reporting and tracking of incentive programs. The Development Services Manager shall also provide general administrative support to the CIC Board of Trustees and its various committees.
Serves as an action-oriented, detailed project manager, proactively initiating cutting-edge economic development programs and executing the City of Dublin’s Economic Development strategic plan. Supports the City’s overall vision of being a global city of choice. Builds relationships with the Dublin business community and other regional, state, and international partners to recognize and develop policies and programs that serve as differentiators for the City of Dublin commercial tax base. Administers the City’s Business Retention and Expansion Program organized by Business District. Proactively markets the City of Dublin for economic development attraction projects (regional, state, national, international). Assists with programs related to business creation, innovation and entrepreneurship. Collaborates with local, regional, and statewide partners to implement workforce development initiatives.
The Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association (OMEGA) has an immediate opening for a Senior Development Specialist. A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in planning, public or business administration or related fields and three to five years of experience in public economic development or planning agency is required. The selected candidate will manage OMEGA’s Resilience Initiative for Southeastern and Eastern (RISE) Ohio Initiative, a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Assistance to Coal Communities program initiative led by Ohio University’s Voinovich School, Buckeye Hills Regional Council, and OMEGA, focused on economic diversification; Opportunity Zone planning, development, and investment; and assistance to communities impacted by coal fired power plant closures. Experience with investments in opportunity zones and other economic development tools preferred.
In collaboration with all departments, the Director is responsible for directing an innovative development plan and meeting best practices for the development and deployment of goals, objectives, and tasks of the Economic Development Department. Responsibilities of the department are recruitment and retention of businesses, including expansion of business operations in Delaware County, securing new commercial investment in the community, supporting the Delaware County Finance Authority and working with other organizations that promote smart growth policies for the community. Individual reports to the County Administrator.
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