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Project Manager Economic Development
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Posted on Sep 7
Project Manager Existing and New Industry South Carolina
This is a South Carolina county development office who is working to create jobs and opportunities to grow stronger communities.
WHAT THIS COMPANY OFFERS YOU:
Chance to be a front row participant of the Economic Development efforts of SC
Holidays and Vacation Time
Performance based Bonus plan
Participate in the State Retirement Plan
THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY:
The Project Manager will work with state developers, regional developers, site selection consultants, real estate companies, and existing businesses to assist in attracting and retaining business within the county. The position will report to and work closely with the Executive Direction implementing the recruitment and retention efforts.
Recruiting confidential prospective businesses and assisting local businesses in retention and/or expansion by providing information to corporate real estate representatives and site selection consultants, coordination of site visits, and facilities projects through the incentive and approval process
Project Management activities to include: requests for proposals, requests for information submitted by prospects, preparing proposals and/or presentations for prospects, existing industry visits, and coordinating and conduction site tours during visitations
Strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of all communication activities
Manage website, press releases, publications, advertising, collateral, and other materials with regard to copy, design, production, editorial consistency, including e-blasts.
Plan, execute, and evaluate programs that enhance the visibility of public perception of the office
Develop specific communication plans for any major changes, initiatives, or projects
Gather information and take photographs for all internal and external communications
Manage internal and external communications, including media, social media, website, and weekly emails
Plan and execute activities and events for industry, including Industry Appreciation events and other
Maintain and coordinate communication with county partnerships, municipalities, utilities, and existing industry HR directors
Work with colleges and school districts to coordinate a foundation for the industrial workforce
Plan and coordinate events (luncheons, groundbreaking ceremonies, receptions, etc.)
Maintain and update all mailing lists and databases
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Public Administration/Relations or related fields and five years’ experience in economic development of business.
Certified Economic Developer status is a plus
Computer Experience with working knowledge of Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and various forms of Social Media
Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication skills and the ability to maintain strong working relationships with various supportive economic development organizations, utilities, real estate brokers and developers, existing industry, and the general public.
Must be self-motivated with and present a professional appearance and demeanor
Experience working with industrial and commercial businesses
Excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to read, understand, and develop business plans and complex reports, and work under demanding deadlines.
Experience with social media, press release writing, website maintenance
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