Economic Development Officer Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking organization with the potential to expand and grow in which my Economic Development Officer skills can be utilized to their fullest.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Great experience in preparing of complex funding applications
  • Skilled in developing and implementing economic development plans
  • In-depth knowledge of economic Development theories and practices
  • Familiarity with local, regional and territorial economic development potential and opportunities
  • Ability to develop and analyze business plans
  • Excellent written communications skills

Professional Experience:

Economic Development Officer, August 2005 – Present

Virginia Tech, Providence, RI

  • Carried out surveys, research and consultations to write a local economic development strategy.
  • Created an action plan to implement the economic development strategy and monitored its progress.
  • Responsible for project managing economic development and regeneration schemes.
  • Provided advice on market analysis and economic opportunities.
  • Encouraged sustainable business practices.

Economic Development Officer, May 2000 – July 2005

FairPoint Communications, Providence, RI

  • Provided advice for local entrepreneurs and business start-ups.
  • Acted as a first point of call for investment enquiries.
  • Promoted the development of tourism in the area.
  • Developed promotional strategies to expand business.
  • Provided assistance on developing a business plan.


Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN