Economic Development Manager - Charlotte, NC

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Title:          Economic Development Manager

Reports to:      Chief Economic Development Officer

Interfaces with:     Economic development and commercial development stakeholders across the 
Charlotte Region and North and South Carolina, decision makers and site consultants evaluating 
region for investment, Economic Development Advisory Council, CLT Alliance investors and 
prospective investors, CLT Alliance direct and indirect team members.
Objective:        Responsible for 1) generating new investment leads for the Charlotte Region from 
companies seeking to grow, expand, or relocate their business; 2) working with local and state 
partners, and the private sector, to secure wins for the region; 3) managing and reporting on 
activity, sharing economic development insights and trends with key stakeholders.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
Business recruitment
1. Contributes to execution of lead-generation strategies, including conducting direct company 
outreach and leveraging third-party contractors and platforms.
2. Plans, coordinates, and participates in outbound marketing trips and sales missions to promote 
Charlotte Region.
3. Supports team members, clients, and local and state partners with requests for information 
(RFIs), site visits, and project follow-up.
4. Works closely and cross-trains with research team and business intelligence analyst to target 
opportunities (e.g., by industry/sector, geography, project type) best suited for region.
5. Leverages CLT Alliance investors and key partners as subject matter experts, influencers,
and champions in building the case for investing in the Charlotte Region.
Managing activity and communication
6.  Records lead and project activity and updates in Salesforce, monitors and actively manages team 
7.  Works with Chief Economic Development Officer and Economic Development Specialist to regularly 
report on pipeline, insights, trends for team members, Economic Development Advisory Council 
(EDAC), Select CLT council, Board leaders, and CLT Alliance investors.
8. Prioritizes regular and transparent communication with economic development partners at local 
and state levels.
Handles all other duties as assigned by the Chief Economic Development Officer.

Job Requirements:
-  Intellectually curious, self-starter, and fast study.
-  Thrives in dynamic team environment and motivated when working independently.
-  Strong communicator with knack for attention to detail. Must appreciate and apply accuracy with 
numbers and presentations. Foreign language a plus.
-  Creates and follows process, enjoys problem-solving, and comfortable working with large data 
-  Comfortable with public speaking in small and large settings.
-  Familiarity with economic development, site-selection process, office and industrial real 
estate; knowledge of the Charlotte Region, North Carolina, and South Carolina a plus.
-  Proficient in Salesforce, Tableau, Power BI, Canva, GIS, and Microsoft Office suite.
-  Minimum of three years of related lead-generation, sales, research, GIS, real estate, or 
economic development experience.
-  Bachelor’s degree or studies in urban planning, economics, real estate, finance, business, public 
policy or related discipline.
-  Be able to perform those tasks that are essential to the job, with or without reasonable 
Evaluation of Job Performance:
Regular cadence of meetings regarding performance; Bi-annual review with Chief Economic Development 

Salary range $65,000-$75,000 plus eligible incentive structure based on individual and 
organizational performance.
CLT Alliance
The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance champions, serves and works to unite a region comprised of 
people from all walks of life. We honor diversity, inclusion, and equity internally and externally. 
We are committed to advancing economic opportunity and prosperity for all across the Charlotte 

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