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Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP)


The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking an experienced sales and marketing professional for the Business Attraction team to build corporate and consulting relationships in the Mid-Atlantic region and aggressively promote Virginia as a suitable location for establishment of new business facilities. 


The Business Attraction Manager will generate projects by conducting extensive marketing outreach to prospective companies, site selection consultants, and commercial real estate brokers.  This position will work with interested company executives and regional and local economic developers to successfully locate new business operations to Virginia.  Private-sector experience or relevant economic development experience preferred, as well as a demonstrated ability to aggressively sell and close deals while effectively providing client support.


Candidates must possess considerable successful, executive level sales and marketing experience in a corporate business environment or in a local or regional economic development office, including demonstrated experience in developing and implementing a sales and marketing plan to effectively close deals.  Candidates are expected to demonstrate the ability to manage in a team environment and leverage partners in the public and private sectors, including higher education partners, and local and regional economic development partners.  The Business Attraction Manager must have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.  Applicants must also have strong organizational skills and be able to plan and successfully manage multiple marketing projects.  Proficiency in using multiple PC software packages is required.  Experience with Salesforce is a plus. Frequent travel is required.  A valid driver’s license is required.  Undergraduate degree in marketing, business administration or economics or equivalent work experience is required.  Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation or other industry certification is a plus.  Salary minimum: $70,900.


All candidates must apply through our website  Application deadline: August 5, 2014.



VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.   Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5630 or TDD 1-800-828-1120