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Posted on: June 14, 2022

DDA Now Hiring VP Business Development

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This is an integral role within the economic development organization. Competitive benefits include two-to-one retirement contributions, insurance, and a great team environment.

Denison, TX is a progressive community of 25,000, about an hour north of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex and minutes from beautiful Lake Texoma. Denison is home to the largest regional healthcare system, national and local manufacturing, high growth residential areas, and an historical downtown retail center. 


The successful candidate will lead recruitment efforts for retail and service industry growth and provide support to the President in the general operation of the DDA. This person will play a key role in the successful implementation of annual strategic plans for prospect development, new business recruitment, existing business retention and expansion, workforce development, entrepreneurial development, and marketing and research.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; degree in marketing, business, or a related discipline preferred. 
  • Two years’ experience in economic development, job and investment attraction or substantial experience within business and industry or as a marketing professional.
  • Certification as an economic development professional (CEcD) from the International Economic Development Council is highly preferred.
  • Proficient knowledge in business planning and promotion, market analysis, relevant municipal legislation and financial management.
  • Strong, effective sales background with proven results.
  • Understanding of the changing dynamics of business and what is required to attract businesses to a community in such an environment.


Interested in joining Team Denison? Send your resume to President Tony Kaai. See the full job description here.

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