GRO Marshfield (Marshfield, Missouri) City of Marshfield, Missouri
Jul 09, 2018Full Time
Perhaps most importantly, Marshfield is wanting to expand its marketing as a pro-business approach to development through its invigorated economic development partnership composed of the City, business, utility, and regional leadership working together through GRO Marshfield, a not-for-profit tax-exempt Missouri corporation pursuant to Section 501 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code. GRO Marshfield is the first point of contact with existing and prospective businesses, property owners, community organizations, and the general public for economic development services in Marshfield. It is the community’s primary catalyst for economic growth. The Economic Development Director is a new position reporting directly to GRO Marshfield’s Board of Directors. The person selected will lead the development, organization and facilitation of ongoing economic growth and development; work collaboratively with other community partners to meet current and long-range needs and the community’s economic goals. GRO Marshfield, the Marshfield Development League ( a private, not-for-profit organization of business and professional people dedicating to maintaining a thriving economy and improving the quality of life for everyone in Marshfield) and the City; will work with the selected person to manage the development and implementation of economic change through retention, expansion, attraction of commerce and industry including the creation of incentive zones and lending programs. Duties include helping to identify sites suitable for small or large development activity; identifying developers and users whose skills or preferences fit an identified need in the community; soliciting, refining and negotiating preliminary development proposals; performing entitlement and financial feasibility studies; maintaining an existing directory of available sites, property owners, developers, and major tenants; and coordinating the efforts of the developers with the property owners, City officials, lenders and builders.