Economic Development Manager

Career Description

The City of West Bend is taking applications for a full-time Economic Development Manager. This position performs professional economic development activities for the city in order to promote business development, job creation and retention in the City of West Bend.  Duties include:  coordinating activities relating to economic development; provide support to Redevelopment Authority; implement and maintain workforce development strategies to address both short and long term needs of key stakeholders; providing information and assistance to community organizations; serves as the Downtown Business Improvement District Executive Director; identifying industry clusters for business development and targeted marketing; manage social media tools; update city website; select and award Business of the Month and Business of the Year awards; write press releases; complete and sustain aggressive business retention meetings with employers; assist with business attraction, marketing, incentive preparation and management of three loan funds; assist with Tax Incremental District administration; research, prepare, submit, administer and follow grant opportunities and reporting requirements in consultation with the city administrator and track and submit appropriate reports to state, federal or other agencies as required.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Economic Development, Marketing or related field and three years general economic development experience or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and abilities.  Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The starting salary is $45,500 - $47,800 (DOQ), with benefits.  Applications will be accepted until the needs of the department are met.  A full job description is available on our web site.  A completed application with your resume is required.  

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Salary Range

$45,500-47,800 DOQ

Posted: Department: Shift:
Aug-15-2017 Economic Development 40 hrs/week




West Bend City Hall
1115 S. Main Street
West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-5100