The City of Sierra Vista, AZ (pop. 45,794) is seeking a dynamic, experienced individual to serve as its Economic Development Manager to lead the City’s business attraction, retention and expansion efforts. A relatively new department, the manager will work in close partnership with local, regional and state organizations and leaders. The position will also oversee a recently awarded $720,000 DoD grant to help diversify the local economy, including standing up an accelerator program. He/she will also lead an update of the community’s economic development strategy.
Located in beautiful SE Arizona 70 miles from Tucson at the base of the Huachuca Mountains, Sierra Vista is the hub of Cochise County and home of the largest military installation in the state. At an elevation of 4,600 feet, the community boasts enviable weather with temperatures typically 20 degrees cooler than Phoenix, and an exceptional quality of life. The opportunities for business growth in the Sierra Vista area are strong, and the Economic Development Manager can have a significant impact on the future of the community.
Salary range $89,811-$134,716 annually with appointment not to exceed midpoint DOE. First review May 23.
Job brochure, generous benefit package and application found at www.SierraVistaAZ.gov. EOE