Economic Development Specialist

Economic Development Specialist

Website Franklin County Economic Development Commission

Location: Louisburg, NC
Position:  Economic Development Specialist



An employee in this class is responsible for supporting the economic development, recruitment, coordination, and implementation of businesses to promote industrial & commercial growth in the County and help the County to achieve its Mission, Vision, Value and Goals. The employee is responsible for coordinating with local and other governmental officials, community leaders, business, and industrial representatives for the purpose of promoting and supporting industrial & commercial growth. Duties include assisting in the formulation of policies and programs and site development which build the capacity of the County to achieve its economic development objectives; the development of data, statistics, oral presentations, and marketing which portray the economic potential of the County; identification and recruitment of prospective industries; supporting expansion of existing industries and maintaining proper records, reports, and public information for the program. Work requires considerable planning and timely execution of the work. Work involves strong public relations and marketing approaches. Work is supervised by the Economic Development Director and is evaluated through conferences, reports, and work progress of industries recruited to the County, and support provided in the retention and expansion of existing industries.

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