Economic Development Specialist – City of Independence

The City of Independence, OH, is looking for a full-time Economic Development Specialist to join our team. The Specialist assists in the planning, design, coordination, review and managing of the City’s economic development strategies and programs. Work may include providing technical assistance to businesses and the public; supporting marketing, business retention and expansion efforts; maintaining, analyzing and manipulating database, GIS, reporting and website information; interacting with various agencies, officials, boards and commissions; and providing other complex administrative support for City departments. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Economic Development Director.

Economic Rural Development Coordinator Center for Regional Development – Bowling Green State University

The rural development program coordinator supports and promotes the Center for Regional Development’s (CRD) mission of improving the lives of residents of northwest Ohio through economic and community development.   In partnership with the Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO), the position assists the Senior Director and Assistant Director by implementing CRD’s scope of work related to its United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Community Development Initiative program. 

Industrial Development Associate – The Port

The Industrial Development Associate will be a member of the Industrial Development team reporting directly to the Executive Vice President overseeing the industrial business line. The professional in this position is responsible for assisting the day-to-day management of Port Authority industrial real estate development projects throughout their life cycle and support of strategic assets.

Loan Officer – Ohio Statewide Development Corporation

Small business commercial real estate and equipment lending, in partnership with private lenders, utilizing the public sector financing programs—specifically the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 Loan Program and the Ohio 166 Regional Loan Program.

Development Director – Harrison Township

Harrison Township seeks a Development Director that will perform a variety of supervisory, administrative, and professional work in development and is responsible for community and economic development functions.  In addition, the position is responsible for the administration and supervision of planning, zoning and code enforcement functions and department staff.  The Development Director reports directly to the Township Administrator and oversees a staff of approximately 5 employees.  In overseeing the Department and driving economic development for the township, the Director is required to practically apply his or her knowledge of the economic development system to improve current practices, develop new and innovative programs, and address complex issues facing the Township’s residents and businesses.  The Development Director should also be able to perform duties and carry out the responsibilities of the Development Department with little supervision.