Cape Girardeau, Mo. Seeking Economic Development Organization Executive Director

Cape Girardeau is on the cusp of becoming a Metro Statistical Area. As the regional destination for healthcare, education, entertainment, shopping and employment, Cape Girardeau’s population swells to 100,000 every day. Residents enjoy short commute times, a multitude of entertainment and dining options, and a beautiful backdrop all with a low cost of living and a welcoming small town feel. Cape Girardeau is the traffic-free alternative to big city living.

The Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET is a not-for-profit economic development organization which works with expanding and relocating companies who are considering a location in the greater Cape Girardeau, Missouri, area.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement a comprehensive strategic plan and related market-focused initiatives that promote the area’s resources and generates new prospects and leads that produce economic activities resulting in the creation of new jobs and expansion of existing employment
  • Plan, market, and direct a business retention and expansion program that encourages the expansion of existing businesses in the area
  • Plan, market, and direct a business attraction program that identifies and recruits quality new businesses to the area
  • Coordinate industry cluster development activities to increase the competitiveness and expansion of existing clusters
  • Coordinate the identification, assessment, and development of industrial sites
  • Collaborate with local and state partners in responding to inquiries for information from prospective new or expanding businesses or industries
  • Prepare confidential and comprehensive project proposals based on clients’ project criteria
  • Organize and maintain quality promotional and informational materials and data including the use of websites and social media
  • Report to and communicate with local stakeholders on a regular basis to keep them informed
  • Direct the work of an executive assistant on administrative and clerical tasks

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