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Economic Development Project Manager
City of Surprise Economic Development Department
The Economic Development Project Manager position is the primary department dealmaker, connecting the City of Surprise with the external real estate development, brokerage, and business community. The position manages, plans and evaluates the department project pipeline quality and quantity as well as administers complex projects and programs that support the City's retail, commercial and industrial base. This position continuously calculates the optimal integration of initiatives that have potential to drive project attraction to the community, including innovation, workforce development, development of public facilities and infrastructure, small business development initiatives, and/or other economic development, redevelopment, or capital improvement programs or projects. The Incumbent takes a proactive role in analyzing trends and economic markets, developing strong working relationships with key industry leaders, negotiating complex agreements, and conducting sales presentations and prospect tours. Responsibilities include evaluating projects on a cost/benefit basis; evaluating and processing rezoning, design review, and use permit requests for projects within the downtown area; preparing reports on economic development activities for administrative, advisory boards, and City Council decision-making; soliciting development proposals from private development companies; and negotiating development agreements and contracts with private developers. Work is either oriented towards short-term or multi-year projects.

Business Advisor, Bilingual (Spanish)
Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship
The Business Advisor enjoys the intrinsic value of helping the Spanish speaking community improve their business knowledge and skills to effectively manage the launch and operations of a microenterprise.

The Business Advisor will provide first step training and confidential, no-fee, one-to-one business development instruction and counseling to emerging entrepreneurs in underserved rural communities throughout Skagit, Island and North Snohomish Counties who are seeking assistance in the startup and growth of a microenterprise.
Operations Manager
Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship
Are you passionate about building and managing nonprofit administrative systems? Are you looking for an opportunity to align your operations management experience with your social justice values and your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Join us to help us build an administrative infrastructure that will support our growth in rural communities throughout the Northwest. We prefer someone in the Seattle area who could work from our Tukwila office at least one day a week. This position is open until filled. Please help us spread the word through your networks.
Brand Specialist - Economic Development
City of Avondale

The Brand Specialist develops and implements marketing strategies for office, retail and industrial development; organize marketing materials and events for the Department; works on business development activities including prospecting functions and participating in client meetings to new and expanding commercial development projects; works to form strong relationships between the business community and the City of Avondale; designs and helps carry out departmental research functions including data gathering, database development and assures that all departmental data systems are current and accurate.

Essential Functions
Markets and promotes development opportunities throughout the City by establishing and maintaining relationships with economic development organizations, brokers, and site selectors and developing marketing collateral.

• Coordinate virtual and in-person ribbon cuttings, groundbreakings, and business celebrations
• Orchestrate B2B Networking Events
• Create and manage all marketing items for events
• Coordinate broker mixers – quarterly
• Design and distribute Quarterly Newsletter
• Manage Ad buys from targeted industry publications
• Manage and maintain the Department's websites and social media channels.
• Manage website SEO performance and budget
• Manage Avondale EDGE and Discover Avondale award nominations
• Develop, manage, and implement the Department's annual marketing plan

Live Local Palouse Contract Organizer
Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance
Do you love harnessing grassroots power to help build a more equitable economy? Do you love supporting business owners in strengthening their communities? Do you want to be on the front lines of reimagining what kinds of economic development collaborations might be possible in the unique region that is the Palouse? SIMBA is hiring a contract organizer based in Southeastern Washington to help conduct an outreach and listening drive and assist local entrepreneurs in the launch of a regional Live Local Palouse online marketplace.

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