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Economic Development Director
City of Danville, Virginia


$95,208-$115,000 DOQ

The City of Danville, Virginia is seeking a successful, assertive, and energetic economic development executive with the credentials and leadership to take the City’s award winning economic development program to the next level.  Setting an unprecedented pace, the City of Danville has announced 17 new projects and 6 expansions since 2008 to create over 2,700 new jobs and spark the investment of over three hundred million dollars within the community.  This team has also announced over eighty six million dollars of private investment in the River District since 2006. The position reports directly to the City Manager and will continue to promote economic growth through business retention and expansion opportunities, new business recruitment, and River District revitalization strategies. The position will be responsible for site development strategies, as well as, continued focus on building the City’s international recruitment efforts.  Must be willing to effectively communicate the local vision and engage the community and its leaders in the economic development process. Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major course work in economics, public administration, business administration or related and extensive professional experience in economic development preferably with municipal government.  Possession of a certification as an Economic Developer (CEcD) preferred. Position will remain open until filled.

Please visit our website to apply online:www.danville-va.gov 

Equal Opportunity Employer