Benton County Economic Developer

Sheridan Garman-Neeman

Website Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission

" Connecting Communities to Opportunities"

Benton County Economic Developer

Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission is hiring a regional economic development team to serve four counties in the West Central Missouri region. Each member of the team will will serve one county and be able to rely on other team members for expertise in other areas. Rural economic developers are often required to wear multiple hats as experts in entrepreneurial ecosystem building, business attraction, BRE and others. By being part of a regional team and having the experience and relationships KBRPC has developed through its Economic Development efforts over the years this rural economic development position will be set up for success. This job will be based in Benton County with some travel for training expected. On a day to day basis this job involves a variety of activities including visits with local businesses, business attraction efforts, and engaging local stakeholders in local economic development planning. This economic development position is unique in that very rural counties not traditionally served by economic development professionals will be served.

          You Bring to the team:
  • Helping communities to thrive
  • Supporting local governments in their success
  • Finding creative solutions to wicked problems
  • All things rural development ,economics, business development and entrepreneurship
    The skills you possess:
  • Public speaking
  • Offering leadership that can get the right people around the table
  • Excellent written skills
  • Passion for rural communities and the people who live in them
  • Planning, Community or Economic Development Experience
  • Willingness to learn economic development financing
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, publisher, and Outlook
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in planning, business, economics, public relations or a similar field.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
    Email or mail a Letter of Interest and Resume to:                                                      Sheridan Garman-Neeman                           221 N 2nd Street, Clinton, MO 64735

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