Economic Development Coordinator – County of Summit, Ohio
|Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro
|Executive, Department of Community and Economic Development
|Full Time/Part Time
Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Some evening and weekend work hours may be required.
Under general direction; coordinates and assists with the implementation of Economic Development policies aimed at attracting, retaining, expanding and developing businesses and government contacts; coordinates financial incentive programs, etc. Performs other related duties as required.
Any combination of training and work experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge, and abilities listed below.
Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, urban planning or a related discipline plus three (3) years related experience.
Comprehensive knowledge of economics, finance, statistics, public relations, government structure, agency goals and objectives*. Thorough knowledge of supervision and research methods. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of materials in books, journals and manuals; use statistical analysis; write and edit articles for publication; handle sensitive inquiries and contacts from citizens and government officials; develop complete reports and position papers and communicate effectively.
*Indicates developed after employment.
|Pre-Employment Testing Requirements
|Criminal Background Check, Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol Testing
The Work Environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is performed in an office environment and employee will regularly be exposed to normal hazards associated with an office environment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•While performing the duties of this position, the employee may be required to travel to and access the various assigned work sites, other offices and agencies, homes and institutions.
•Possession of valid driver’s license, if utilization of a motor vehicle to perform the essential functions is required.
•Must maintain current certifications, licenses.
|Job Duty Name
|Economic Development Coordinator Job Functions
|Description of Job Duty
The duties listed below are intended to depict tasks performed by this position.
Studies economic, statistical and demographic data to determine what businesses and/or industries can be attracted to and/or retained and expanded to Summit County; meets with and/or assists business officials in solving problems and coordinating logistics (e.g., financials solutions, site selections, availability of utilities, rail, trucking and air services, etc.) which would enable businesses to expand or locate within the County.
Maintains and develops contacts with professional land and building developers, realtors, entrepreneurs, government officials, private industry representatives, Chamber of Commerce and others related to development activities.
Coordinates financial incentive programs available to industry through local government; organizes corporate entities or boards to administer such programs; plans and analyzes the impact of programs of incentives on business expansions; coordinates activities and/or resolution of problem/complaints through federal, state and local government agencies (e.g., utilities, local transportation boards, local development departments, etc.).
Implements policies and plans to aid business and government entities in arriving at solutions to economic problems; administers and coordinates revenue bond projects.
Supervises subordinates in amassing research data pertaining to economic development; prepare reports to various governmental and business entities.
|C/U – 0092022-P
|Economic Development Coordinator
|Number of Vacancies
$50,107.20 – $61,360.00 annually
|Open Until Filled
|Special Instructions Summary
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- * Which best describes your experience working in economic development?
- Less than one year
- One year
- Two years
- Three years
- Four years
- Five or more years
Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter
CLICK HERE for more information and to Apply for this Job
Housing demand outstrips supply so much that developers can be – and are – very selective about where they choose to invest. Factors like land price, annexation and zoning processes, infrastructure costs, density, and community design specs will make or break a developer’s go-or-no-go decision. This panel discussion will provide insights into developers’ decision-making processes, as well as help direct the focus of local economic developers to those areas in which they can add value in housing discussions.
The Call for Presentations for the OEDA Annual Summit to be held September 4-6, 2024, at the Glass City Center in Toledo, Ohio, is now open. The Annual Summit offers a unique platform to highlight innovative solutions, spark discussions, and share impactful strategies that have positively influenced communities. The Annual Summit organizers are seeking speakers to provide a variety of high quality educational sessions to attendees.
The Ohio Economic Development Association has announced JP Nauseef and Dr. Ned Hill as the keynote presenters for the upcoming Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, April 29-May 2, in Dublin, Ohio. JP Nauseef, the President and CEO of JobsOhio, which has been described as the “best in class state economic development partnership,” will welcome the Basic Course students and Keynote the course. Dr. Ned Hill, a recognized national expert in economic growth, regional development, and economic development, will kick off the course by covering “What is Economic Development and What is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?”