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JEDCO seeking Business Retention & Expansion Specialist

Business Retention and Expansion Specialist

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) is an independent, yet complimentary arm of Jefferson Parish government with the main objective of attracting, growing, and creating new business in our area.  JEDCO’s mission is to proactively influence the economy through the retention and creation of quality jobs, entrepreneurship, and investment in Jefferson Parish.

Position Description

The Business Retention and Expansion Specialist creates and nurtures relationships with Jefferson Parish Businesses, supporting their sustained success and growth by leveraging business resources and key partner relationships.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Implement JEDCO’s Business Retention and Expansion program in accordance with goals and targets set by the Economic Development Manager, identifying and fostering business growth opportunities, and providing issue resolution and other required assistance including, but not limited to, market/legislative/property research and interface with government or business development partners.

  • Maintain all internal and external databases related to business retention and expansion effort, updating with various information, keeping special emphasis on quality control of the retention database.
  • Represent JEDCO at business development meetings and networking events that expand JEDCO’s outreach efforts and strengthen business and partner relationships.
  • Assist the Economic Development Manager in planning, developing and implementing business outreach and development initiatives and projects as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Professional Attributes and Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ of experience in planning, public policy, market research, real estate development, business, sales, economic development or related fields preferred.

Salary commensurate with credentials.  Forward resume to JEDCO, Attn:  Human Resources, 700 Churchill Parkway, Avondale, LA 70094 or  Resumes will be accepted from through June 24, 2022. EEO