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Economic Development Council begins search for Executive Director

Economic Development Council begins search for Executive Director

Story by Robin Burton, EDC

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tenn. Economic Development Council (EDC) Executive Board is pleased to announce they have initiated the search for the new EDC Executive Director.

The EDC serves as the staffing and support organization for its member entities, the Industrial Development Board (IDB), Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) and the Chamber of Commerce, and is moving forward to have the position filled by Feb. 28, 2014.

The EDC Executive Director position has been posted on several national-level career and professional organization sites, with the intent of drawing a pool of highly qualified and competitive applicants from all over the country. Once filled, the Executive Director will be the leader of the EDC and is responsible for facilitating, promoting and ensuring economic development in Clarksville-Montgomery County. They will also be tasked with securing opportunities for economic growth and business development, all while increasing employment opportunities and population countywide. The Executive Director will also serve as the Director of the Aspire Clarksville Foundation, a privately funded, non-profit organization that helps to fund the initiatives of the EDC and its member entities.

“The incoming Executive Director will not only play a key role in continuing the EDC’s marketing and recruitment strategies, but they will also serve as an advocate for Clarksville-Montgomery County at a local, state and national level,” said Kay Drew, Chairman of the EDC. “The person who is selected for this position will work alongside the Executive Directors of the Chamber, CVB and IDB to ensure that our community remains a frontrunner in economic growth and development.”

Applicants for the position must possess experience in an economic development organization and a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. All applicants need to be a strong communicator, problem solver, have a firm understanding of local and state governments and financing, and knowledge of the grant writing process. Salary will be based on experience and will be accompanied by a competitive benefits package.

A full job description and application instructions are available at www.clarksvillepartnership.com/learn. All questions can be directed to Shannon Green, VP Finance & Administration, sgreen@clarksville.tn.us or 931-647-2331.

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