Vice President, Economic Development - Chattanooga, TN

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Position: Vice President, Economic Development

Organization: Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

Salary range: $120,000 - $140,000

Reports to: CEO

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is the lead economic development organization for the tri-state Chattanooga, Tennessee region. We are a high-impact, inclusive and forward-thinking organization focused on building a thriving Chattanooga region. We’re looking for a low ego, politically astute, strategic doer that is passionate about economic development. The successful candidate will drive investment in the region and catalyze Chattanooga’s collaborative spirit to shape the future economy of the Chattanooga region.  They will be an accomplished leader, laser-focused on executing the Chattanooga Chamber’s strategic plan of economic growth, talent development and entrepreneurship while embracing our guiding principles of economic mobility, inclusive economy and collaborative leadership. 

This job description is intended primarily as an illustration of the type of work to be performed by the Vice President, Economic Development, who reports directly to the CEO. The Vice President leads a team of professionals focused on recruiting, retaining and growing companies in the Chattanooga region. Integration and collaboration with other Chamber units (communications, public policy and membership) as well as our public and private partners to achieve the overall mission is critical. To learn more about the Chattanooga region please visit and to learn more about this position and the Chattanooga Chamber visit Jobs - Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics or related field
  • 10 years of economic development experience
  • Public speaking and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Economic Developer by IEDC or other economic development certifications
  • Experience working in a chamber of commerce
  • Economic development experience in local and/or state government
  • Master’s degree in business, economics or relate field