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Business Attraction Program Manager

Organization: City of Peoria
City: Peoria
Location: Arizona
Date Posted: July 1, 2024
Country: United States of America
Primary Category: Economic Development
Type of Position: Full Time

Description & Details

The primary purpose of this position is business attraction and job creation to the City of Peoria. This is accomplished by coordinating, directing, and implementing business attraction programs that support the attraction, recruitment, expansion, and retention of commercial, office, and industrial development; workforce development; and the attraction of and assistance to domestic and international businesses. Additional responsibilities include soliciting development proposals from private development companies; engaging in small business development initiatives; and/or other economic development, redevelopment or capital improvement programs or projects and completing related tasks as assigned.

FLSA STATUS: Exempt from overtime under Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) guidelines.

Receives direction from the Economic Development Director. This is a non-supervisory job classification.


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing, economic development,
    real estate development, business administration, project management, or related field is required.

    • Equivalency: Equivalent years of experience are equal to one (1) year of education required
  • Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in economic development, marketing, project management, and managing medium to high-profile projects of medium to high complexity.
  • Licenses/Certifications/Special Requirements: None required.


  • Demonstrated ability in Business Attraction, Retention, Expansion, and Retention of Business Prospects.
  • Demonstrated experience and positive relationship cultivation with commercial real estate professionals and site selection professionals.
  • Combination of municipal/government and private sector experience.
  • Knowledge of planning and development services.
  • Proven ability in organizational promotion and recruitment of qualified prospects.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including social media expertise.
  • Proven project management skills: specifically, implementation of project management activities from lead to locate.
  • Politically astute.
  • Marketing strategy and development experience, including analyzing research and marketing needs for economic development projects.
  • Knowledge and experience of social media platforms and content writing.
  • Experience including, but not limited to the following programs: Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), Arc-GIS, CreolDraw or equivalent software programs.

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

  1. Manages lead generation and conduct proactive pitching to attract and recruit businesses to Peoria through marketing strategies.
  2. Participates in economic development planning efforts, development of marketing strategies, campaigns or initiatives to elevate Peoria among the real estate community.
  3. Coordinates, manages and implements programs and projects that support economic development initiatives. Analyzes investment projects and solicits and responds to development proposals. Prepares and monitors project budgets, implementation schedules, and other obligations relative to executed agreements.
  4. Organizes and attends project team meetings and workshops. Schedules 4 meetings, conference calls and progress reports. Coordinates with various city departments, development team members, citizen and special interest groups, and third-party consultants. Prepares reports, presentations, and analysis.
  5. Prepares detailed meeting notes and maintains project files, which include agreements, council communications, and other correspondence associated with the project. Supports drafting and reviewing documents. Reviews documents such as exclusive negotiating agreements, confidentiality agreements, ground leases, commercial leases, development agreements, operating grant agreements, development proposals, and requests for proposals.
  6. Completes financial and economic analysis, evaluating projects cost/benefit analysis, provides input on the annual budget relative to project funding needs, and monitors budget of projects. Procures and negotiates contracts and manages third-party contracts to assist with project development for appraisals, technical studies, financial studies and market analysis.


Computers, printers, scanner, copy / fax machine, and related software including, but not limited to Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustroator, Photoshop), Arc-GIS, CreolDraw or equivalent software programs, telephone. Vehicle.

None required.

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