REGIONAL MANAGERJan 2012 to Current Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation LAEDC － Los Angeles, CA
Manages business attraction, retention and expansion initiatives for state and local government programs.
Experience in real estate development consulting.
Proven success working effectively with government officials, private sector businesses and real estate developers to enhance community and economic development efforts.
Demonstrated ability to effectively utilize tax credits, incentives and resources to attract private investment and promote job creation.
Interfaces with all levels of LAEDC personnel, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Board of Governors, LAEDC member firms and larger external business community.
Plans, develops, and implements strategies and marketing programs First point of contact within the region providing hands-on business attraction, retention and expansion, job growth and layoff aversion assistance to companies Markets and promotes LA County within a designated region for outreach to targeted key industries and businesses through monthly business visits and in-person consultations Provides Customer Satisfaction Survey from all businesses that participated in business assistance and layoff aversion services through the Workforce Investment Board (WIB), earning a 90% customer satisfaction rate Develops and maintains professional relationships with established economic and workforce development partners, regulatory agencies and local government within the region, such as the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-BIZ), regional Economic Development Centers, U.S.
Commercial Service, Foreign Consular Offices, Port of Long Beach (POLB), Port of Los Angeles (POLA) and global brokerage firms to identify/match/utilize resources as needed to assist in business attraction, retention, expansion and job growth efforts.
Delivers presentations on LAEDC business assistance and layoff aversion services and represent the region at countywide LAEDC and regional economic development organization activities as needed or requested Organizes and partners with the POLB and POLA on Foreign Trade Zone workshops to promote international trade within the region Consulting with international trade clients to perform site selection services for expansion, as well as, working with clients interested in bilateral trade services to expand their industries globally Provides compliance level reporting on all business attraction, retention and expansion efforts, contracts, grants, etc.
to LAEDC Board of Governors, LA County Board of Supervisors, State, County and City officials and staff.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORJan 2009 to Jan 2011 Osborne, KS
Trained on and accessed daily, the Location One Information System (LOIS) to research the real estate and land use database for available city properties.
Frequently utilized the ESRI Environmental Systems Research Institute) GIS database in order to gain statistical information for attraction and retention purposes.
Analyzed demographic data such as trends in spending, education level, disposable income, median age, and other factors to aid in the attraction efforts of potential business owners looking to expand or relocate into rural areas.
Performed site selection analysis with custom mapping applications for the purposes of economic development, tourism, and real estate.
Promoted economic development planning and served as staff for the Economic Development Board Updated the economic development plan and developed goals for the city Acted as liaison between the city government and the business community Prepared economic development package proposals and attended various meetings for presentations Furnished demographic data to prospective developers Performed site selection services for business attraction Worked with federal and state agencies on economic development issues Developed land use planning reports and capital improvement programs Applied for economic development grants Administered miscellaneous development and construction projects Analyzed city development proposals Solicited developers for private sector projects Served as staff for the Planning Commission Served as staff for the Board of Zoning Appeals Maintained and updated various records, reports, and board minutes Submitted annual budget report to auditors Met with civic groups and clubs Monitored and updated city ordinances.
Directed workflow, supervised and trained 8-10 employees Complied with OSHA laws and regulations Purchased all materials and supplies for manufacturing of woodworking industry Created purchase order program for efficient import/export of materials and goods Profit and loss statements, operations and profitability Managed over 300 Accounts payable and receivable accounts working directly with the CFO Authorized signer on corporate accounts DAINA MOORE Page 3 Make-A-Wish Foundation®, New Hampshire Chapter, Volunteer Office Helper Assisted in writing legislation for funding opportunities Worked on special projects such as Kids for Wish Kids® Program Assisted in creating and editing quarterly newsletter, updating website and other documents Created Wish bags for new families Assisted in the creation of artwork for upcoming gift projects Analyzed ideas and situations from different perspective Compiled, organized, and analyzed data through the creation of spreadsheets, graphs, and files Assisted in various clerical duties including answering phones when needed.
B.A, History Environmental HistoryMay 2008UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA － Norman, OKHistory Environmental History
B.A, Political Science Public AdministrationDecember 2006UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA － Norman, OKPolitical Science Public Administration
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Sarver Charitable Trust McFadden Charitable Trust The Meadow Foundation, Inc. BOARDS/VOLUNTEER Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) (2013-Current) Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA) (2012-Current) OU Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles-Treasurer (2013-Current) Community Childcare Committee-Chair (2009-2011) Oz-Some Lights Committee-Treasurer (2009-2011) Osborne Community Foundation-Secretary (2009-2011) Shelter House Committee-Treasurer (2010-2011) Sunflower State Book Festival Committee-Member (2010-2011) Make-A-Wish Foundation-Volunteer (2008-2009)
GRANTS AND PROPOSALS Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Sarver Charitable Trust McFadden Charitable Trust The Meadow Foundation, Inc. BOARDS/VOLUNTEER Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation (SCVEDC) (2013-Current) Greater Antelope Valley Economic Alliance (GAVEA) (2012-Current) OU Alumni Club of Greater Los Angeles-Treasurer (2013-Current) Community Childcare Committee-Chair (2009-2011) Oz-Some Lights Committee-Treasurer (2009-2011) Osborne Community Foundation-Secretary (2009-2011) Shelter House Committee-Treasurer (2010-2011) Sunflower State Book Festival Committee-Member (2010-2011) Make-A-Wish Foundation-Volunteer (2008-2009)
Accounts payable and receivable, budget, Business Development, clerical, Consulting, contracts, clients, Customer Satisfaction, database, editing, ESRI, GIS, government, grants, graphs, local government, marketing, materials, meetings, Office, newsletter, personnel, presentations, Profit and loss statements, proposals, real
estate, real estate, reporting, Research, spreadsheets, tax, answering phones, website, workflow, workshops