This position requires a positive attitude, strong communication skills
and ability to work within a team environment to meet organizational
and existing company needs. A strong knowledge level of state,
regional and local business incentives is key to the success of this
position. Due to the nature of the position, confidentiality is critical.
The manager will be responsible to work in partnership with the
executive director to develop programs that support the needs of local
base industry. This position is a direct report to the executive director.
This staff member will work directly with the executive director, public
and private investors, and local companies to implement the HCEDP
1. Fund-raising and Internal Communication
2. Marketing and External Communication
3. Other Ad hoc committees as established and deemed
Must have at least a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business or
economics major. Prefer 2-4 years of experience in a business
development or fundraising role with an eagerness to learn.
Business Attraction and Marketing
The manager’s primary duty will be to manage attraction projects. In
the event the executive director cannot be present, the manager
should be prepared to step in to represent the HCEDP in attraction
1. Completing requests for information
2. Site visit meeting presentation preparation and facilitation as
3. Project management tracking and updates
4. Other activities as assigned by the executive director
Company and Community Awareness/ Education
The manager will work with the team to provide opportunities to
create awareness and provide information to companies and elected
officials addressing needs and concerns as needed. The manager will
schedule regular meeting updates with utility representatives,
developers, and elected officials. The manager may be asked to
represent the HCEDP at government meetings when the executive
director is not available.
Business Retention and Expansion (BRE)
The role of the manager will be to work with the executive director to
manage the business retention, and expansion database. The manager
should be prepared to step in to represent HCEDP on business
retention and expansion visits as necessary. The manager will also
update county real estate listings in the Zoom Prospector database as
properties are taken or come available. The manager will also work
with the team to develop marketing collateral to support this activity.
1. Project Tracker reporting
2. Follow up reports when any referral is needed
a.Any anticipated expansion/growth or looking elsewhere
Other duties as assigned by the executive director
The manager should be prepared and willing to assist with all aspects
of the organization.
1. Financial, invoicing, etc.
3. Town/County Council meetings
4. Updates on all duties/ projects/ communication to the executive
5. Attend conferences in locations that may require extended stay
Qualified candidates may send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Pipkin
Resumes are now being accepted, and will be reviewed for
consideration until a hiring decision has been made.
About Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
The position of business development manager is a full-time position
with the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership
(Partnership). The Partnership is a public/private partnership that
promotes the economic health and vitality of Hendricks County and its