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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CITY OF GREENVILLE (IL)   GREENVILLE, IL   Full-time     Management
Posted on January 3, 2022

City of Greenville 

Title: Economic Development Director 

Reports to: City Manager 

Status: Full-Time 

The City of Greenville, Illinois (population 7,000) is located 45 miles east of the metropolitan St.  Louis area along Interstate 70. Greenville is a progressive community bridging the gap between  the rich history of its downtown area and economic growth of the industrial park and  development along the I-70 corridor of the city.  

The city is on the threshold of a downtown revitalization with plans for a city plaza, multi-use  apartment project, and renovations to historic buildings, all which are primed to attract new retail  and restaurants and transform the charming downtown area. We are also home to two  industrial parks with two Class 1 rail lines. We are home to Greenville University, a hospital,  Kingsbury Park District, airport, excellent schools, and a lake!  

Position Summary 

City of Greenville is seeking a qualified individual to lead economic growth during this exciting  time! We’ve got a lot to offer, and the Economic Development Director’s job will be to sell Greenville. The Director needs to be someone who will organize, administer, and execute  programs that encourages growth. They will be responsible for effectively establishing  relationships within the community, with prospective developers, and governmental agencies.  The position will oversee tax incentive financing, enterprise zones, and other economic  development programs, using various incentives to attract and promote business growth. 

Responsibilities and Duties (other duties may be assigned) 

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and administers a comprehensive and coordinated program  aimed at encouraging viable economic development for the City. 
  • Designs, develops and implements business recruitment, retention and expansion programs. Recommends economic development goals and priorities; develops and prepares  informational brochures and other materials describing the community and provides  information on economic development activities to the City website. 
  • Maintains a list of available commercial properties. 
  • Responsible for administration of TIF, Enterprise Zone, and other economic development  programs. 
  • Contacts businesses interested in locating to the community and initiates recruitment efforts  to attract businesses that meet the City’s job creation goals; assists businesses by expediting  local permit approvals. 
  • Analyzes job training needs of current and prospective employers and coordinates this effort  with local educational institutions and other job-training organizations. 
  • Attends meetings, workshops, conferences and seminars on economic development; serves  as an advocate for business within the City. 
  • Establishes and maintains contact with other City, County and statewide economic  development organizations and serves as team leader on specific projects related to  economic development. 
  • Coordinates and facilitates major development projects and works closely with other City  departments on these projects. 
  • Coordinates economic development activities with other City departments and offices.
  • Analyzes legislation pertaining to economic development; recommends policy and procedural  changes to implement adopted legislation. 
  • Prepares reports, graphic representations and statistical summaries on issues related to  economic development and makes presentations to the City Council, commissions, business  and community organizations and other stakeholders regarding these issues. 

Preferred Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferably with focus on public administration 
  • Three years prior Economic or Community Development Experience 

Forward resume, cover letter and professional references to: inquiry@greenvilleillinois.com, or 

Human Resources 

City of Greenville 

404 S Third Street 

Greenville, IL 62246 

The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.