Under executive direction, employee in this senior management job classification is responsible for providing leadership in the preparation and implementation of innovative economic development plans and programs related to business attraction, retention and stimulating economic growth for the City. Daily activities include planning, organizing, directing and executing the City’s economic development and CRA redevelopment programs. This is highly professional, hands-on and visible work requiring collaboration with the city’s community development areas, public, businesses, prospective businesses, residents and other stakeholders. Work includes proactively identifying quality business prospects and establishing and executing activities to attract those businesses to the City. Work includes developing and maintaining positive working relationships with existing businesses to encourage business retention and expansion projects, in addition to appropriate commercial real estate development and redevelopment support. Incumbent is responsible for oversight and administration of the CRA and implementation of the CRA plans and initiatives.