Economic Development Director - GA

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Date Posted     January 10, 2017
City / Organization     Stockbridge, GA


The City of Stockbridge in Henry County is seeking a full-time Economic Development Director. Stockbridge is a diverse city of approximately 28,202 residents located approximately 10 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city operates with a staff of approximately 70 full-time employees and a combined operating and capital budget of $22 million. The City serves an area of 13.75 square miles. The City is financially healthy, has no city property taxes and is funded primarily through local option sales tax revenues and other tax revenues and fees. The Economic Development Director reports to the City Manager. The responsibilities are: facilitating economic development planning and initiatives, retention and expansion; identifying and fostering economic development opportunities; securing funding for economic development activities and programs; assisting local organizations, businesses and individuals with establishing economic development plans and projects; and marketing the City in order to expand economic development. In addition, coordinate economic development initiatives with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Main Street Program, also serve as the principal liaison to the DDA.The minimum job requirements are: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Real Estate or a related field supplemented by six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in Business development, Real Estate development, Economic development, Urban and Regional Planning or a related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job; valid State of Georgia Driver’s License.Salary range: $57,366.40 to $88,940.80. The City offers an excellent benefits package, including 100% paid employee health benefits, 100% paid pension and no social security taxes. Residency in the City of Stockbridge is not required. To apply, send a cover letter and resume along with a completed City of Stockbridge employment application to Human Resources, ATTN: Community Development Director, 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281. Position open until filled. Additional information including employment application and job description is available on the Stockbridge website at