|BUSINESS DEV DIVISION MGR|
|Performs professional work in managing business recruitment, retention and expansion efforts for the City of Orlando. Assists existing and potential business owners with permitting, financial and other business needs by directing them to available resources and helping them obtain solutions to problems and concerns. This job requires working effectively with various city departments, local and state economic development agencies, real estate and development professionals, property owners, business owners and their representatives, and the general public. Responsible for working with many groups and individuals, both public and private with the objective of increasing employment and investment in the City of Orlando.|
|Assist existing and potential business owners with permitting, financial and other business needs by directing them to available resources and helping them obtain solutions to problems and concerns.
Meet with business owners and/or their representatives to discuss concerns and evaluate how they can utilize available resources to grow.
Inform and educate business owners of incentives and grants available to them from the City and other agencies.
Plan quarterly and annual events and coordinate event sponsorship management; attend meetings, events and functions hosted by various professional and economic development organizations to promote business recruitment, retention, and creation efforts.
Provide permitting assistance to clients, respond to inquiries and tours, and prepare proclamations and correspondence for the Mayor as it relates to business issues in the community.
Provide business outreach and assistance, and forge partnerships with businesses to create family wage jobs for the community.
Serve as an ambassador to the business and economic development community, and liaison with the Economic Development Commission and the Governor's office as relates to the State's economic development programs.
Manage the City's economic development programs, including the Job Creation Incentive program, Transportation Road Fund, and Brownfield Program.
Educate City staff on the role and mission of the division.
Other duties as may be assigned.
|Knowledge of City and Department missions, goals, policies and procedures.
Knowledge of economic development including policies, procedures and programs, and challenges.
Knowledge of intergovernmental coordination.
Knowledge of Orlando's business community and organizational structure.
Skilled in the use of negotiation, mediation, and communication techniques.
Ability to accomplish independent research.
Ability to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City and departmental officials, professional organizations and agencies, the media, employees and the general public.
Ability to gather and analyze facts and to prepare detailed business reports.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City of Orlando departments, local and state economic development agencies, City employees, business owners and their representatives, property owners, and the general public.
Ability to conduct research, assess business development needs, and develop appropriate programs.
|Bachelor's Degree in Public Administration or Business Administration or related field from an accredited school; plus a minimum of four (4) years professional business experience, with emphasis in the areas of economic development, business development, and business promotion; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.|