Economic & Community Development
Economic and Community Development Director
This position will identify and foster economic development opportunities and secure funding in the way of grants for economic development activities and programs and will be the key advocate in assisting local organizations on the promotion of their businesses and our community in order to expand economic development opportunities.
Key responsibilities will be identifying and communicating joint ventures. The ECD Director will conduct site visits and monitor business results, as well as assist with marketing plans. They will also provide assistance on available properties in Elwood by maintaining a business and building inventory and by establishing relationships with realtors.
The ECD Director will promote the community in order to expand on economic opportunities, develop community and regional networks, and represent the community at regional, territorial meetings and conferences pertaining to economic and community development. They will develop a communications strategy to citizens and businesses with the help of the mayor’s office, be a liaison to the schools, industry, city officials, and retail business to promote our city and their organizations for the opportunity of sustained growth.