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Economic Development Department
Project Manager

The essential function of the position within the organization is to plan, coordinate, research, analyze, and implement economic development strategies and projects to improve, expand and diversify the economic base of the City of Opelika. The position is responsible for industrial recruitment, job, community and commercial development, business retention, assisting in the development of economic development strategy, developing marketing strategies and materials, public relations, and reporting to city officials. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.

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Salary $70,000

SUMMARY: Seeking an economic development professional to generate prospect activity for Conecuh County by serving as our Economic Developer. The Economic Developer will be responsible for industrial recruitment, existing industry support, property development, and workforce development support.

QUALIFICATIONS: A College Degree, track record of success in an economic development, Industrial sales, or business development role as an executive or project manager.

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Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA)

The Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority (TCIDA) seeks experienced candidates to fill the Executive Director position with the TCIDA. The successful candidate should demonstrate proven economic development recruitment and retention experience. Eligible candidates must also possess an outstanding collaborative spirit, excellent communication skills, management and organizational experience, and strong leadership qualities. A minimum of 5 years of progressive economic recruitment experience will be given highest consideration. The position offers a competitive benefits package and annual compensation is dependent on the selected candidate’s specific qualifications and experience.

TCIDA was established by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1973 for the purpose of promoting industry and trade, and to assist the local governing bodies in Tuscaloosa County in this effort. Since its creation, TCIDA continues to partner with the business community, government leaders, The University of Alabama, Stillman College and Shelton State Community College, and other local agencies to lead industrial recruitment and expansion in the Tuscaloosa community.

Interested applicants may send a letter of interest and resume to:

Claude D. Edwards, Search Committee Chair
Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority
1550 McFarland Blvd N.
Tuscaloosa, AL  35406

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