Economic Development Director – Jackson County

Jackson County
February 12, 2021
401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC
First Name
Jackson County
Last Name
Jackson County
Phone Number
Closing Date
March 8, 2021 11:59 PM


Plan, organize, and direct the operations of the Economic Development Department. Annually create an implementation plan to prioritize and accomplish goals and initiatives outlined in the county’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Establish and track key economic development performance measures and provide an annual update to the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Serve as an initial contact for relocating or expanding businesses and industries; maintain information relative to available properties, utilities, and workforce. Develop grants/funding sources to support infrastructure improvements; coordinate with a wide variety of local, regional, and state agencies.


$53,734.11 – $66,811.61 dependent upon direct and/or indirect experience.


A bachelor’s degree in business, planning, public administration, economics or related field and five to ten years of directly related experience; or a master’s degree and at least two years of directly related experience.

Special Requirements

Jackson County residency required - candidates must be willing to relocate to Jackson County if not a current county resident. Valid NC Driver License required


Submit a completed Application for Employment to: Jackson County, Human Resources Department, 401 Grindstaff Cove Road, Suite A-218, Sylva, NC 28779.

The Application for Employment and submission instructions are available online at: