Economic Development Project Manager - Coweta County Development Authority

Posted By: Timothy Chason Job Board ,

Date the position to be filled: March 1, 2020

Location: Newnan, Georgia

Category: Development Authority

Postion Type: Full Time

Education Requirement: Bachelor's Degree

Experience Requirement: 1-2 Years

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Job Description & Details: 

Overview. The Coweta County Development Authority ( in Newnan, Georgia has retained The Chason Group to lead a talent search for an economic development Project Manager.

About the Authority. The Coweta County Development Authority is the primary point of contact for economic development activities in the community. Trae Westmorland, a seasoned economic development professional, has served as President and CEO of the authority since 2017. The authority was created in 1966 through a local amendment to the Georgia Constitution. The agency consists of a five-member volunteer board, appointed by the Coweta County Commission. In addition, a seven-member board, the Development Authority of Coweta County, was established by legislation in 1973. These two boards work together to support and enhance economic development in Coweta County.  Working with local, regional, state and national partners, the Authorities work to encourage and promote economic development activity in the county, whether through the location of a new company or through the expansion of an existing facility.

About the Position. The economic development Project Manager will be accountable for assisting in the development and implementation of effective marketing and sales initiatives focused on the attraction and retention of new businesses and jobs. The professional selected will be accountable for generating and converting leads to qualified projects; assist in the facilitation and management of site location projects from initial contact through final location decision; prepare RFPs and RFIs for economic development partners and stakeholders; and have extensive interaction with existing companies in the the area.

Position Requirements. Candidates should possess a Bachelor’s degree, ideally with an MBA or other post-graduate work, from an accredited college, or equivalent experience, in the area(s) of economic development, economics, planning, business, public administration, marketing, public relations, and/or real estate. Individuals interested in the position should have a minimum of three years of work-related experience in a similar field.

How To Apply. For more information regarding the executive search process for the Project Manager’s position with the Development Authority, please contact Tim Chason at 404/735-0540. A cover letter and resume may be uploaded at The deadline for materials to be submitted is February 14, 2020. The anticipated start date for the position is late March.