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Achieve the best outcomes for Australian communities.
Whether in mining, tourism or manufacturing, your work will ensure that councils support initiatives that create economic and environmental viability and sustainability. By developing a strategic approach for job creation and industry attraction, you’ll be making a real difference in your local community.
Types of Roles:
Economic Development Manager
Economic and Sustainability Officer
City Business Coordinator
Place and Economic Coordinator
Economic and Strategic Manager
What we do:
- Draft economic development strategies that set a long-term vision and plan for economic development and ensure alignment with other strategic plans.
- Develop, manage and deliver key economic development initiatives and projects.
- Liaise with government agencies, business and investors to enhance economic development and employment opportunities across the region.
- Collate, research, analyse and present economic development and labour market data for use by Council and community.
- Business attraction
- Event creation for economic benefit e.g. markets, pop-up events, food trucks etc.
- Activation strategies to develop local economies
- Work collaboratively with other business networks, such as Chambers of Commerce to enable investment.
Educational requirements will vary according to the field of work but tertiary qualifications desirable for roles in this field include a degree in economics, business, marketing, planning, tourism or event management.
Vocational education and training (VET) qualifications relevant for entry-level positions include:
- Certificate II, III, IV or Diploma of Business
- Certificate II, III in Tourism
- Diploma, Advanced Diploma of Event Management
Some current Economic Development vacancies
For more job vacancies, visit Jobs
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Economic Development People Stories
Discover how Jon's career journey brought him back to local government after several years working in the private sector, and how an increased level of community engagement is shaping the way he works.