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Business Development Specialist
Harvey County Economic Development Council
Newton, KS

The Harvey County Economic Development Council is a county-wide E.D. organization located in South Central KS. The county is part of the Wichita MSA.  Growth in the area of manufacturing and warehousing is strong as this region is heavily populated with large industrial employers.  For these reasons we are looking for the right person to fill the newly created Business Development position.

Purpose and Scope
The BDS will work closely with and answer directly to the EDC Director.  The position will develop and implement the program for new business and lead generation for the HCEDC and its partners countywide.  

(Will include but may not be limited to)

·        Coordination of and representation of the HCEDC and its partners on recruiting trips, as identified.

·        Research and implement active recruitment strategies for reaching targeted markets.

·        Development of a data base of contacts for development and business calls and maintenance of said resource and networks.

·        Coordinate and develop for dissemination to potential prospects and contacts, marketing collaterals, and social media to keep the HCEDC and its partners in front of potential clients.

·        Relationship development is critical to this position to allow for calls and follow-up for projects and future business growth.

·        Track and document all contacts for HCEDC database.


 ·        The BDS will be expected to travel out of state tot trade shows and conferences where potential connections will be made.

·        Ability to prioritize projects and be self-motivated but a team player is critical to this position.

·        Communications and interpersonal skills a must as this person will need to relate to private and public entities.


Education/Training (Minimum Requirements)
An Associate’s Degree and three (3) years of directly related experience in an economic development, business attraction, workforce or community development related field. Proficiency in using the internet and computer software programs (example Word, Powerpoint, Excel)

 Salary range $52,000-$70,000 plus benefits.  If you feel you are a fit for this opportunity. Send cover letter and resume to:

500 N. Main St., Suite 109
Newton, KS   67114