Economic Development Director

Job Title: Economic Development Director

Job Type: Full Time

Location: Wright County, IA

Wright County, Iowa is accepting applications for the position of Economic Development Director.  Wright County is located in a strong agricultural, business, historical, and outdoor recreational landscape of north central Iowa, about one-and-a-half hours north of the Des Moines metro.  With the construction of Prestage Foods of Iowa, a new, rural employer in Wright County anticipated to bring 1,000 jobs to the area in 2018, as well as other manufacturing and value-added agriculture possibilities in the works, Wright County has become a resurgent, exciting and dynamic county, and is looking for the same with this position.

Wright County is on the edge of numerous economic and housing opportunities, and the ideal candidate is one who possesses the desire and ability to coordinate with developers to see these opportunities through to fruition. 

The Wright County Economic Development Director will be expected to conceptualize and implement business retention and expansion projects, manage business relocation projects, brainstorm ideas, and negotiate incentive and assistance programs for applicable projects. Main duties include facilitating and managing projects, conceptualizing future land use developments, drafting fiscal budgets and capital campaign for marketing programs, as well as maintaining communication with key stakeholders, partners, investors and the public. The successful candidate must be able to think creatively and communicate in all types of environments and circumstances. The individual shall also be expected to work with the Wright County Economic Development Marketing Specialist throughout day-to-day operations. This person will be expected to manage projects and events from concept to completion. This role plays an important position in supporting the different community’s economic activities.

Please submit resume and cover letter to Sara Sheller at [email protected] or can be sent to the following address:

Wright County Economic Development 

115 N. Main Street
PO Box 214

Clarion, Iowa 50525

For more information, please contact Sara Sheller, Wright County Economic Development Marketing Specialist, at (515) 532-6422 or by emailing [email protected]

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