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The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) Senior Project Consultant is responsible for promoting Arkansas industries and products and industrial growth. This position is governed

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Leads the activities of a professional staff by assigning projects to staff, offering input into interpretation of policies and procedures, and providing support and recommendations to staff in decision-making processes. Reviews staff reports for accuracy, organizes information, and compiles findings into year-end activity reports to reflect annual activity. Promotes industrial expansion within the State of Arkansas by establishing and maintaining personal contact with management representatives of businesses throughout the United States and overseas. Participates and conducts appropriate national and international trade shows, seminars, workshops, business negotiations, and trade and investment missions to obtain industrial prospect and trade leads and maintain updated information on economic trends. Researches and makes recommendations of specific Arkansas communities and companies through detailed, factual reports of economic, financial, employment, and other business and social conditions of the community or company. Identifies target sites for industries and makes recommendations by accompanying prospects to Arkansas communities whose sites meet specific prospect criteria. Provides technical assistance to prospects, clients, and communities to help resolve problems which include financing, state and local building codes or regulations, pollution control requirements, and employee training programs. May provide technical assistance to companies desiring to expand national and international market bases. Performs other duties as assigned.

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Demonstrate creativity, leadership, and communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in business, economics, marketing, or a related field; plus six years of experience in program organization and administration, including two years in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

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