Responsible for regional existing industry programs, contact, retention, relationship building, expansions, surveys, industry associations and groups, etc.
Responsible for developing and maintaining critical public relationships that impact industry such as the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, City of Bowling Green Job Development Incentive Program Committee, etc.
Responsible for budgeting and expense monitoring of economic development programs and operations – including those for affiliated entities.
Follow economic development and existing industry related legislation alerting industry, legislators and Chamber Board committees of critical legislation.
Responsible for workforce development and education initiatives, including but not limited to the efforts of the workforce development committee.
Represent the Chamber and affiliated entities on community boards related to economic development initiatives.
Responsible for research activities supporting economic development efforts.
Responsible for carrying out management/marketing agreements with organizations in other counties, and other aspects of the revised South Central Kentucky Marketing Plan.
Supervise the personnel delivering the contract services to other entities, counties and communities.
Supervise economic development attraction activities including prospect visits along with the response to economic development inquiries and RFI’s as needed.
Supervise the personnel coordinating and delivering economic development events.
Supervise economic development communications to ensure that marketing efforts, web sites, industry events and announcement press releases and other communications are accurate and effective.
Assist with or lead all aspects of economic development activity as needed.
Perform work as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in economic development or related field. Three (3) to five (5) years senior level economic development experience and/or specialized economic development training or certification a plus.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills to manage multiple projects.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability to work with and meet deadlines.
Ability to maintain the confidentiality of any information encountered.
Requires strong math and analytical skills.
Ability to make judgments serving the organization’s best interest.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, directors and clients.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment, including but not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, photocopy machine, fax machine, telephone, and vehicle.
Experience with various software and/or Windows based applications including but not limited to, word processing, internet usage, and email applications.
Ability to use a computer for spreadsheet, data, and word processing functions.
Ability to embrace change and respond to daily situations that arise.
Ability to handle multiple tasks required of a small office environment.
Possesses and utilizes the following traits: initiative, resourcefulness, thoroughness, accuracy, tact, firmness, sound judgment, and integrity.
About Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.
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