Economic Development Specialist Resume Sample

Updated on: June 24, 2018

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Economic Development Specialist Resume Example



Samantha Collins
588 Green Road, Rogers, AR56421
(000) 999-9999


Professionally trained economic development specialist with over 13 years of experience in creating and implementing economic development and redevelopment plans, to ensure proper support to public facilities and infrastructure of assigned areas.

• Singlehandedly managed and oversaw 2 economic development models at the same time, ensuring the efficacy of both.
• Implemented a needs assessment plan, which proved to be 65% more efficient than the one already being followed.
• Introduced a retention promotion program, which as considered the most workable retention program in the company’s history.
• Successfully prepared proposals for economic development in 5 areas within assigned regions, in a timeline of 6 hours.
• Performed economic development work to broaden assigned areas’ retail, commercial, and industrial base.
• Effectively developed relationships with city managers, within assigned regions, aimed at becoming sole point of contact.


• Prospects Identification • Retention Promotion • Business Expansion
• Contacts Development • Program Implementation • Needs Assessment
• Proposals Preparation • Economics Principles • Strategic Planning
• Analytic Expertise • Human Resource Modeling • Research


Economic Development Specialist
City of Rogers, Rogers, AR                            2011-present
• Plan, organize, and conduct research, along with preparing analysis such as economic studies, and evaluations.
• Conduct reviews of sustainability programs to assess their cost-effectiveness, and technical feasibility.
• Maintain a background of information reflecting the history, growth, and potential for assigned areas.
• Develop and implement core sustainability programs, which include goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for initiatives.
• Develop activities to stimulate cultural changes that integrate sustainability values.
• Create and develop program needs assessment, and make recommendations for programmatic offerings.
• Partner with economic development professionals to develop programmatic strategies, aimed at strengthening existing businesses.
• Create and implement innovative education plans and materials to meet identified needs.

Economic Development Officer
JLL, Rogers, AR                     2005-2011
• Provided support in conducting research on various economic issues, and publishing research findings.
• Provided effective advice on the consultation on different economic relationships with businesses.
• Studied the socioeconomic impacts of newly applied public policies, in addition to proposed legislation.
• Supervised various research projects and provided required training and education to participants.
• Analyzed obtained data to identify underlying principles and facts, related to the project.

Arkansas State University, Rogers, AR
Master of Business Administration