Director of Economic Development - Weakley County, TN.

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Center Point is currently looking for a qualified individual to fill an opening for a Director
of Economic Development for Weakley County, TN. Interested candidates should
preferably have a minimum of 5 years of progressive business and/or economic
development experience.

Under direction of the Weakley County Economic Development Board, the Economic
Development Director is the chief administrative officer of the organization. The
Economic Development Director will perform duties with regard to all aspects of the
organization including: a program of work, budget development and oversight,
membership development, hiring, supervision and training of office staff, interpretation
of policy, housekeeping, long term planning and liaison. Specific duties include
economic/industrial development efforts, retail development, Three-Star, and tourism.

Responsibilities of the Director of Economic Development:
• Assist in the development and marketing of Weakley County properties, including
industrial parks, speculative facilities, and/or other available properties
• Respond to RFI requests as received and utilizes Weakley County industrial
marketing team as needed

• Make existing industry visits periodically and invites state and local officials when
• Continuously update industry related marketing material, including hard and soft
copies and on EDC website
• Distribute marketing materials via email, mail and in person
• Maintain ongoing relationships with potential prospects including email
correspondence, demographic information, community information, and updated
media information
• Maintain ongoing relationships with local & state government officials
• Assist municipal representatives with retail development as needed
• Ensure Weakley County remains certified as a Three-Star community annually
• Coordinates the development, adoption, and execution of the Weakley County
Five Year Strategic Plan
• Organizes quarterly Mayor Roundtable Meetings
• Develop, design, and maintain a Weakley County tourism strategy

Requirements of the Director of Economic Development:
• Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Marketing, Planning,
Finance, or other relevant field of study preferred
• Minimum of 5 years of progressive business and/or economic development
experience preferred
• Willingness to obtain the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer designation
within a reasonable timeframe
• Able to reside within Weakley County, TN within 6 months of hire date

Applications & Selection Process:
• Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume (highlighting desired
qualifications listed above and including a list of significant professional
accomplishments), and 3 professional references. References will not be
contacted until mutual interest has been established and candidate confidentiality
will be respected during initial selection phase of the process.
• Applications should be submitted by May 15, 2018 via email to: or online at:
• Candidates selected for a second interview will be announced publicly.
• Please direct any inquiries to: Elizabeth Pritchett, 731.885.4810