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Economic Development Director

City of Stockbridge

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The City of Stockbridge in Henry County is seeking a full-time Economic Development Director. Stockbridge is a diverse city of approximately 30,000 residents located approximately 20 miles south of Atlanta and 12 miles south of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The city operates with a staff of approximately 160 full-time employees and a combined operating and capital budget of $53 million. The city serves an area of 13.75 square miles. The Economic Development Director reports to the City Manager. The responsibilities are facilitating economic development planning and business development, retention, and expansion of businesses into the City; identifying and fostering economic development growth 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, establishing tax incentives and coordinating economic development initiatives with the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and Main Street Program, also serve as the principal liaison to the DDA. Partnering with local and county development authorities; local businesses and the Chambers of Commerce. The minimum job requirements are: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Economics, Planning, Public Administration, Real Estate or a related field supplemented by six (6) years of direct 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. Preference may be given to those candidates with a master’s degree in economics, public administration, planning, or a closely related field and to Certified Economic Developers (CEcD). Certification as an Economic Developer is highly desired. 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. Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, click on the link to upload your application on our website. Position will remain open until filled. Additional information including employment application and job description is available on the Stockbridge website at

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