BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
The Town of Ashland, Virginia (pop. 7,500), is seeking a responsible professional to coordinate activities related to business development, expansion, recruitment, and retention. The successful applicant will establish and maintain effective and cooperative relationships with the existing business community and the general public. Work involves the production of confidential, comprehensive and customized proposals using a variety of media. The individual maintains a comprehensive research library on competitive business assistance programs, economic trends, demographics, labor, etc. The individual serves as the staff liaison for the Ashland Economic Development Authority and other economic development organizations. Strong knowledge of organization building and management is needed to form and maintain relationships with businesses, volunteer organizations, private developers, and elected officials. The position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in economics, public administration, business, marketing, statistics, or closely related discipline. A Master’s degree and/or Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation are preferred, but not required. Three to five years of relevant experience is required.