The Shoals Economic Development Authority

Project Manager

The Shoals Economic Development Authority (The Shoals EDA) is an economic development organization in Northwest Alabama, representing Colbert and Lauderdale Counties.

The Project Manager will be responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring, managing and evaluating economic development project activities for The Shoals EDA. Specifically, under the general direction of the Vice President of The Shoals EDA, the Project Manager position will be focused on providing overall assistance to the economic development team working to support new and potential project activity, as well as gaining and maintaining a high-level working knowledge of the area’s marketable assets, building and site characteristics, regional value proposition and local and state incentives. This position will manage projects assigned by the Vice President related to product development, new business/industry opportunities, start-ups, existing industry expansions, and property maintenance.

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City of Auburn

Commercial Development Director

The City of Auburn is seeking a Commercial Development Director to lead the City’s commercial development recruiting and retention efforts. The successful candidate must have experience in commercial or economic development, be capable of structuring incentive packages and have general knowledge of municipal commercial development recruitment and retention.

The salary range is competitive and will depend upon qualifications. The City of Auburn has an excellent benefits package and is a member of the Retirement Systems of Alabama with all employees eligible for Tier 1 benefits. Learn more about Auburn’s comprehensive and competitive benefits program here.

Interested individuals may submit their application electronically via the City of Auburn’s website which can be accessed using this link:

This position is open until filled.

The City of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

58 INC.

Managing Director of Economic Development

58 INC -the economic coalition of Shelby County, Alabama- is seeking a Managing Director of Economic Development. Join one of the Southeast’s most vibrant and fastest-growing counties as our economic development leader. If you are looking for a diverse, fast-paced opportunity with great potential and quality of life, please click here to see a detailed job description.

To Apply:

  • Cover letters and resumes plus any references and questions should be emailed to
  • Initial review of resumes has begun but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority

Business Development Director

Join an experienced economic development team to lead successful business attraction and expansion projects for Tuscaloosa County, Alabama!

The Business Development Director will play a key role in development and implementation of new business recruitment strategies, oversight of business retention efforts, and overall project management.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists with strategic economic development initiatives for TCIDA.
  • Works closely with local, regional and state economic development allies, site location consultants, real estate brokers, and others to generate leads.
  • Markets and promotes Tuscaloosa County as a strong business location at various industry conferences, tradeshows, events etc. (Virtual or in-person)
  • Analyzes the physical and economic feasibility of proposed projects.
  • Manages projects from start to end in a timely and highly professional manner.
  • Manages prospect tracking, and reports lead generation progress.
  • Able to act as both a lead and support role in economic development projects.
  • Accurately assess project needs and seek to provide real solutions.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in various incentives programs.
  • Provides existing industry outreach and completes industry surveys.
  • Updates and maintains contact list of primary employers.
  • Identify companies with expansion plans or any possible closures/downsizings.
  • Researches HQs for existing companies and schedule visits (Virtual or in-person)
  • Works well within a team setting, as well as independently to achieve the mission of the TCIDA.


  • Five years of experience in economic development project management and/or economic development operations.
  • College degree in business, economics, public administration or related field.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe, etc.)
  • Professional certifications or Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Existing relationships with the site location consulting industry is a plus.
  • Skills related to GIS, drone piloting, graphic design, innovation/entrepreneurship or other unique skills/experiences are highly valued.

Salary range:  $75,000-$95,000 plus benefits

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to  Add JOB: BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT to your email subject.