Director, Economic Development - Charlotte, NC

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Director, Economic Development, Iredell County Economic Development Corporation
Iredell County, Charlotte Region, North Carolina
Reports to:  
President & CEO
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Nature of Position:
The Director, Economic Development is the primary lead for Iredell EDC’s business recruitment, expansion, product development, and marketing efforts. The EDC is a full service organization that handles all facets of economic development on behalf of Iredell County, the City of Statesville, Town of Mooresville, and Town of Troutman. We focus our efforts around 6 key pillars to include existing industry, workforce & talent, business development, product development, marketing & research, and collaboration & community. We are dedicated to enhancing the economic vitality of our local community and encouraging new investment and job creation in Iredell County. Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director, Economic Development directs efforts for business recruitment & expansion, product development, and marketing & research.

Job Duties Include:

  • Manages and coordinates the planning and implementation of the economic development programs including business attraction, expansion, product development, marketing, and related functions
  • Serves as the primary project manager for new investment, real estate, and job expansion requests from companies, site selection consultants, brokers, developers, and economic development allies
  • Provides oversight and management of the Research Analyst to include request for information, building and sites, market data and research, and site selection presentation materials
  • Cultivates product development efforts and serves as a liaison to real estate brokers, developers, property owners to generate investment, site readiness, and the construction of new buildings in Iredell County
  • Identifies economic development trends and data and provides insights to team and stakeholders on key trends that are driving business recruitment, expansion, and product development
  • Supports and advises projects on issues related to infrastructure development, land use, permitting, zoning, building expectations, and the development process
  • Serves as the facilitator for project needs and request with the County, City, and Town Boards, managing projects and incentives from initial inquiry through commencement
  • Works with external partners and agencies at the local, regional, and state level to collaborate, coordinate, and accomplish the County and local municipalities’ economic development priorities
  • Builds relationships with real estate brokers, developers, and property owners to identify and realize new opportunities for investment and potential development of industrial and commercial property
  • Builds relationships with site selection consultants, economic development allies, and partners, to attract and recruit new investment within targeted industry clusters to Iredell County to enhance the quality of life, create jobs, increase wages, and expand the tax base
  • Ability to prepare materials, comparative and statistical reports, proposals, marketing materials, presentations, and correspondence
  • Serves as the economic development representative for various committees and local partner organizations at the request of the President & CEO
  • Prepares monthly reports to share insights and activity of Iredell EDC’s Key Pillars

About Iredell County Economic Development Corporation
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation (Iredell EDC) was founded in 2018 to drive economic development efforts under one county-wide organization. As a result, our communities have benefited from shared resources and collaboration through enhanced marketing, workforce development, and expanded program offerings to small businesses. Iredell EDC is a public-private partnership that promotes economic growth and stability in our community by supporting the creation of new jobs and encouraging investment.  We accomplish this through new business attraction, support of existing industry, building a world-class workforce, and collaboration with our community to build prosperity for all. We work with partners at the local, county, region, and state levels to address business opportunities and challenges to ensure a vibrant business community.

Iredell County is located in the northern part of the Charlotte Region, North Carolina and home to the City of Statesville, Town of Mooresville, and Town of Troutman.  Iredell is the 15th largest County in the state of North Carolina, with a population of 193,000 and the lowest tax rate in the state. In the past 5 years we have announced 108 projects, representing 5,000 new jobs, 1.5 billion in investment and 11 million sf of announced speculative industrial development. We have a diverse industry base with a mix of agriculture, advanced manufacturing, logistics/distribution, finance, healthcare, and information technology.