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Economic Development Manager
Knoxville Chamber
Knoxville, TN

The Knoxville Chamber is currently seeking a professional with a minimum of three years economic development experience to carry out business growth efforts related to the Knoxville Oak Ridge Innovation Valley strategic plan for regional economic development.  This person will be expected to carry out the following duties: day-to-day project management of new and expanding prospective industrial, corporate office, and distribution businesses seeking new locations, build and maintain relations with key local, regional, and State economic development allies, respond to RFI’s, schedule and host company/consultant site visits for companies contemplating a location in the Innovation Valley region, present to civic groups as needed, and participate in regional strategic planning for economic development.  This person will be expected to be fluent in modern techniques of business attraction.  Experience with real estate and marketing is helpful.  Ability to multi-task and be flexible in a rapid- paced environment is essential.    Interpersonal skills, written, verbal, and presentation skills are of high importance.   Candidate should be proficient in Microsoft office suite, hold a college degree, and have a valid driver’s license.  Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation is preferred.    Travel will be required.   Minimum salary is $48,500 and will be commensurate with experience.  Send cover letter and resume via email by August 9, 2013 to    

Date Posted: July 26, 2013