Economic Development Director

Person County Government
January 25, 2023
304 S. Morgan St., Roxboro, North Carolina
Billing Address
304 S. Morgan St., Roxboro, NC 27573
First Name
Last Name
Phone Number
336-597-1725 ext 2727
Closing Date


Person County is recruiting for our next Economic Development Director. The director leads the Economic Development Department and is responsible for consulting with local officials, community leaders, and large and small business executives for the purpose of promoting business, industrial, and commercial growth through expansion and retention of existing business and industry, as well as attraction and recruitment of new industries and businesses to the county. Person County is part of the manufacturing zone of the Research Triangle region of North Carolina, where our skilled workers power world-class performance for leaders like GKN, Eaton Corporation and Duke Energy.

Person County is home to a 1,350-acre NC-certified site, one of the best sites in the world for industrial performance and profitability. Located 50 miles north of Raleigh and the Research Triangle Park, the Person County Mega Park is a North Carolina Certified Site uniquely served by two electric utilities. The site is ideally suited for industrial partners in need of large water and electricity capacity.

Person County is within an hour’s drive of the Research Triangle (Durham, Chapel Hill and Raleigh) and the Piedmont Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point), and a two-hour drive of Richmond, Virginia. In Person County and the City of Roxboro, you’ll find a friendly community, beautiful landscapes, abundant outdoor recreation, a variety of local restaurants and shopping, and so much more!

Duties include development of data, statistics, and publications which portray the economic potential of the county; identification of prospective businesses and industries; and maintaining proper records, reports, and public information for the program. Position requires considerable planning and timely execution of work. Decisions must be made quickly with accuracy when dealing with the business management teams. Employee must exercise independent judgment and simultaneously must consider financial, socio-economic, legal, and regulatory variables as they affect the County. Work is performed under the direction of the County Manager and is evaluated through conferences, reports and results.

Join a team of dedicated professionals and a supportive community during an exciting time of economic opportunity. It’s better in Person!


$72,333 - $112,116 annually


Minimum Education and Experience:

Desired Education and Experience

Graduation from a four-year college or university with a  degree in business, planning, economics, or related field supplemented by training in economic development and considerable professional experience economic development; Master's Degree and North Carolina Economic Development Certification preferred.

Special Requirements

Resume and cover letter are required.

For complete job description click on the following:
     Economic Development Director (2584-2022) 

An Equal Opportunity/E-Verify Employer

Person County conducts pre-employment screening on candidates.  Job offers are conditional pending the following:

  • A pre-employment drug screen for all candidates. Positions designated by Person County as Safety Sensitive are also subject to random drug and alcohol testing. 
  • A background check for all candidates.  Some positions also require a credit check. 
  • Additional screening and testing required for some positions. 
  • Within 3 days of the start of your employment with the County, you must be able to provide proof of your eligibility to work in the US.