Economic Development Specialist

Jan 4, 2018 | Jobs, Newsletter

Administer various economic development programs and multiple projects.  Must be detail-oriented, with strong oral and written communication skills and computer skills.  Knowledge of tax incentive programs essential including enterprise zone and community reinvestment areas.  Provide research on certain contracts including demographics, statistics, maps and reports.  Knowledge of Community Improvement Corporations and experience with CAGIS a plus.  Experience (2-5) years, and Bachelors degree in a related field required.  Valid Ohio driver’s license necessary.  Some travel may be required.  Salary DOQ.

ABOUT HCDC:

Established in 1983, HCDC, Inc. (https://hcdc.com/, formerly Hamilton County Development Co. Inc.), is a non-profit organization that helps build businesses and promote job creation in three ways: businesses incubation, business lending, and economic development services. HCDC staffs and runs the Hamilton County Economic Development Office.

 These three program areas foster business growth by financing business expansions, supporting further community investment, and providing assistance to entrepreneurs. As a not-for-profit economic development company, HCDC’s mission is to be a driving force behind business development.

Please respond with resume to:  resumes@hcdc.com

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