Team Volusia, Manager, Business Development & Research

Daytona area
Full Time
4 days ago

Team Volusia is seeking an outgoing, self-motivated and experienced professional to join our team as Manager, Business Development & Research to identify companies to recruit to Volusia County and provide detailed research for the organization. This person will be responsible for aggressively promoting the Greater Daytona Region to corporate CEOs, site selection consultants, real estate brokers and other industry professionals through targeted sales missions/trade shows, communications, and managing projects through the entire site selection process.


This professional level, full-time position reports directly to the President & CEO and includes, but is not
limited to, the following:

Key Responsibilities:

• Working with companies to affect location decisions. This role requires the ability to work well independently, in a team environment, and in collaboration with organizations.
• Lead the process to identify strategic business issues for the organization.
• Support forecasts and business decisions with objective data, including conducting market, customer, and competitive research, performing financial analysis, and assimilating internal expertise/experience.
• Provide insight to inform and provide leadership in development of strategic plan process and
• Provide insight to inform and provide leadership in annual review/revision of the organizational metrics, marketing, and strategic plan.
• Mentor local communities and practitioners in their development of strategies for economic development in business recruitment and retention, and community redevelopment activities.
• Develop leading data indicators for local economic activity.
• Support forecasts and business decisions with objective data, including conducting market, customer and competitive research, performing financial analysis and assimilating internal expertise/experience.
• Identify, engage, and influence key business and community leaders to advance the goals of the organization
• Support the organization in business recruitment and development activities through participation
in familiarization tours, trade shows, recruitment outreach, and proposal development.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products and Adobe Suite Products
• ESRI ArcGIS Business Analyst or similar GIS application
• IMPLAN or like program
• Knowledge of Salesforce
• JobsEQ or similar product labor market software
• Experience with open-source labor data platforms such as:,, FL Commerce Jobs Report, Federal Reserve Economic Data,, etc.
• Must have knowledge of traditional, digital and social media marketing concepts
• Must be detail oriented, with project management and organizational skills
• Must have good business and creative writing, editing and proofreading skills
• Must be a quick learner with a positive attitude
• Conduct research on various business costs, regulatory requirements and financial incentives-related issues (labor force, tax, utilities, quality of life, community/state incentives & real estate).
• Team player who takes initiative
• Must maintain confidentiality of business development projects – leaks can lead to termination
• Ability to work strategically and collaboratively across departments
• Motivated self-starter with positive, can-do, customer service attitude
• Outreach travel required as needed


• Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or Public Policy. Master’s
Degree is a plus
• The ability to work with limited supervision
• Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) through IEDC or IEDC basic coursework leading to certification is a plus


• Must be able to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing
• Ability to articulate complex ideas simply


Please send your cover letter and up-to-date resume to Tywan Arrington, Director, Business Development at with the subject line: Manager, Business Development & Research.