Feb 22, 2021

Economic Development Coordinator - City of Symrna

$44,347 - $55,434 yearly
  • Economic Development Curated Job
  • Smyrna, GA, USA
Full time Business Attraction Business Development Business Retention Other

Job Description

 Job Summary

The purpose of this classification is to develop and implement plans, programs, and policies to attract and retain business and industry to the City.  Work involves directing the City’s efforts to ensure a strong economic and tax base through managed growth, retention efforts and commercial and residential development activities.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Economic Development.

Essential Job Duties

  • Assist in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for economic growth programs and in support of the City’s economic development strategy

  • Conduct research, tracks business trends, development patterns and real estate activity, compile statistical information, analyze findings, and make recommendations.

  • Provide prompt and thorough responses to inquires from the public, business owners and other City partners.

  • Assists interested businesses and industries in identifying potential sites, securing City approvals, identify financing opportunities and work with development community.

  • Work with developers, property owners, real estate professionals and consultants on the acquisition, lease, and sale of buildings and vacant land.

  • Serve as first point of contact for information, expansion-related requests from existing employers.

  • Assist in preparation of marketing and promotional materials, prepare professional level reports, letters, and other written communications; deliver presentations

  • Develop and maintain relationships with business community and community partners to foster economic growth and vitality

  • Provides technical assistance to local businesses and organizations applying for federal, state or regional incentive programs to aid in expansion and growth

  • Serve as a liaison between the City and existing businesses, business organizations, and other government organizations to address concerns and resolve issues

  • Coordinate with other City departments, divisions, outside agencies, and service providers

  • Meet with public groups, clubs, organizations, and agencies to explain and promote programs that encourage economic growth in the City

  • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable policies, procedures, codes, regulations; conducts research and maintains an awareness of new issues, methods, equipment, trends and advances in the profession; reads updates and other professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education activities; attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

  • Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, time cards, supply lists, or other documents.

  • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, equipment operating manuals, procedures, handbooks, reference materials, manuals, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

  • Operates a personal computer and other general office equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software.

  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Requirements of Position

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, Finance or closely related field; supplemented by five (5) years previous experience and/or training that includes progressively responsible economic development; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Preference may be given to those candidates with a Master’s degree in Economics, Public Administration, or closely related field

Application Information

Applications must be submitted online: www.smyrnaga.gov

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 * * * * The City of Smyrna is an Equal Opportunity Employer * * * *

Requisition #721011-1

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