The Vice President of Economic Development will execute the implementation of the external marketing strategies that will lead to job creation and provide support services to the President and general operation of Jonesboro Unlimited. They play a key role in prospect development, new business recruitment and marketing and research.
Develop and sustain quality, trusting relationships with the leadership of prospective companies, regional and national site selectors and commercial and industrial realtors.
Prepare proposals and conduct presentations and site tours for prospects.
Analyze the feasibility of proposed projects including the financial and economic impact analysis. Assist in compiling demographic and economic data in response to inquiries from prospective businesses.
Attend trade shows to generate leads and maintain relationships among target industries.
Participate in community organizations and collaborate with our economic development partners.
Assist in the development and management of the Craighead Technology Park, the Henry P. Jones Business Park, and the Jonesboro Industrial Park.
Participate in long-range planning, development of marketing strategies and recommend aggressive goals for business attraction and expansion efforts.
Maintain the confidentiality of all information that may be shared by superiors, clients, colleagues, and other persons.
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in business, marketing, public relations or related discipline preferred.
Three years’ experience in economic development with an emphasis in job recruitment.
Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council preferred.
Strong, effective sales background with proven results
Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ability to build relationships with targeted industry executives, site selectors, and industrial real estate professionals.
Results-driven with the ability to present accurate work in a high pressure, fast-paced environment.
Professional attitude and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team player.
Regional and national travel required.
To email your resume:
or mail to:
Mark Young, President
PO Box 789
Jonesboro, AR 72403-0789