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The West Virginia Economic Development Council was created to bring the various economic development professionals and organizations from around the state together to share and collaborate on common programs and issues. WVEDC promotes activities to retain and expand current business and industry in West Virginia and to attract new business and industry to West Virginia. WVEDC is the only professional organization in the State with the sole functions of promoting economic development and serving economic development professionals across West Virginia. Please browse our site to find out more about our commitment to the communities, businesses, and economy of West Virginia. Thank you, and enjoy your visit.

March 30, 2015

WVEDC Board of Directors

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday, March 30 at 11:00 a.m. the WV Manufacturers Association in Charleston.

April 27, 2015

WVEDC Board of Directors

The WVEDC Board of Directors will meet Monday,April 27 11:00 a.m. at the WV Manufacturers Association in Charleston.

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April 24 2015

The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation Invites applications for the position of: Executive Director ____________________________________________________ Harrison County, population approximately 69,000, is located in North Central West Virginia.  The County features both rural and urban areas, with primary employment being in the fields of technology, government, natural resource extraction, aviation and associated support industries.  The Harrison County Economic Development Corporation is a newly formed entity seeking its first professional Executive Director.  The successful candidate will have a proven track record of attracting new businesses, creating jobs, adding tax base and supporting existing business expansion within a community.  This position reports directly to the Board of the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation primarily through its Executive Committee. Qualifications: • Professional Certification preferred. EDI training preferred. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Public Administration or development related field required, Master’s Degree preferred. • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a leadership position of an economic or community development focused organization a must. • Successful candidate must reside within Harrison County within 90 days of hire. • Salary based upon credentials and experience. • Employment contract defining salary, benefits, and incentive plan to be negotiated. • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills. Job Duties: • Plans, initiates and directs economic development programs and services for the County; assists existing and potential businesses and industries; oversees the preparation and maintenance of databases and site and demographic materials, files and records. • Markets the County through various contacts and resources; calls on and responds to requests from businesses and site selection consultants; maintains confidentially on site prospects; markets both regionally and nationally. • Initiates, develops and maintains programs to encourage business and industry to locate and retain their location in the County; works with owners and staff of existing business to determine ways of supporting current businesses. • Develops and administers a data base of prospective commercial sites; actively market those sites to prospective firms and companies seeking to locate within the County. • Serves as the County’s initial contact person regarding industrial prospects; coordinates the marketing of industrial sites; serves as liaison with engineers, contractors, municipal and county officials and industrial executives. • Meets with civic organizations, developers, educational institutions, municipalities, land owners and citizens to learn the resources and needs of the County and promote the merits of economic development. • Consults and confers with local business representatives, Chamber of Commerce, realtors, and advisory committees regarding development activity planning and implementation. • Represents the Harrison County Economic Development Corporation at meetings of Harrison County Development Authority, Harrison County Economic Alliance, Harrison County Chamber of Commerce, Harrison County Commission and Municipal Council meetings as needed. • Maintains strong working relationships with local businesses and economic development agencies, local and regional Chamber of Commerce organizations and other similar groups that promote economic development. • Prepares comprehensive reports and presentations as required; prepares department budget and monitors expenditures. • Performs other duties as required by the HCEDC Board. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Considerable knowledge of principles, practices and processes involved in economic development • Considerable knowledge of the principles of management, business, organizational procedures and financing. • Considerable knowledge of economic, social and technological resources available in the economic development field. • Considerable knowledge of the assets of the community and federal, state and local laws pertaining to economic development and planning. • Skills in data collection and analysis; ability to establish and maintain pertinent data bases. • Ability to communicate efficiently and effectively. Please submit cover letter (with salary expectation) and resume by May 30, 2015 to or by mail to: Harrison County Economic Development Corporation Search Committee 520 West Main Street Clarksburg, WV 26301-2819

April 20 2015