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economic development specialist resume example with 14+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Enthusiastic, results-oriented economic development professional well-versed in all aspects of business retention and expansion. Proven ability to collaborate with local partners and businesses. Skilled at blending data and narrative to support business development initiatives. Ready for my next career challenge!


Skills
  • Outgoing and collaborative 
  • Organized, with excellent follow-through 
  • Superb communicator
  • Marketing and business development expert
  • Current on government and business trends
  • Strategic + tactical
  • Knowledgeable about business financing
  • Knowledgeable about land use, planning, and commercial real estate
  • Experience with contracts and vendors 
  • Tech skills: WordPress, SalesForce, Constant Contact, GIS, LoopNet
Experience
07/2014 to Current Economic Development Specialist City Of Oshkosh | Oshkosh, WI,

Plan, implement, and analyze business retention and expansion programs to help Petaluma businesses start, connect, and grow.

  • Coordinate meetings with businesses to identify and address barriers to growth.
  • Help new and expanding businesses find real estate and navigate City permit requirements. 
  • Connect businesses with services and programs provided by the City and other agencies.
  • Track and report on interactions with current and prospective businesses.  
  • Manage vendor proposals and contracts.
  • Develop materials for website, social media, and quarterly newsletter, including award-winning Petaluma Star branding campaign and Business Toolkit.
2011 to 07/2014 Owner/Principal Crawford & Company | Orlando, FL,
Independent marketing strategist and freelance writer.
  • Developed and implemented strategic marketing campaigns.
  • Coordinated sales seminars and other events.
  • Wrote feature articles about business and lifestyle for local publications. 
05/2006 to 2011 Membership Services Coordinator Domont Group | City, STATE,
  • Developed recruitment and retention programs for corporate membership program.
  • Completed activities related to new memberships.
  • Collaborated with other departments to sell services.
Education and Training
Expected in 1992 to to Bachelor of Arts | English University of California, Berkeley, California GPA:
Graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Expected in 1995 to to Master of Arts | Applied Linguistics Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, New York GPA:
Expected in to to | UC Berkeley Extension, Berkeley, California GPA:
Coursework in Principles of Marketing; Market Research; Editing; and Public Relations. 

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School Attended

  • University of California
  • Teachers College, Columbia University
  • UC Berkeley Extension

Job Titles Held:

  • Economic Development Specialist
  • Owner/Principal
  • Membership Services Coordinator

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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