At the Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC), we seek the right economic opportunities to support strong communities and enhance the quality of life for all Boone County residents. We are a catalyst for smart growth strategies and forge mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations capable of understanding and further enriching the unique assets that the residents of Boone County have built.

JOB DESCRIPTION: As Vice President of Economic Development, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the economic landscape of Boone County.  You will lead our efforts to attract, retain, and grow both large and small businesses.  This role requires a visionary leader with a strong understanding of economic trends, a desire to build relationships, and a passion for driving positive change in Boone County.

Pay: Up to $85,000 base salary. 

What you will do:

  • Strategic planning: Design and execute an annual economic development plan, in coordination with the Boone EDC’s five-year strategic plan
  • Business attraction:  Identify and pursue opportunities to attract new businesses (small and large) and investment to Boone County
  • Business retention and expansion:  Foster relationships with existing businesses to support their growth and expansion plans, addressing challenges and providing resources as needed
  • Workforce development:  Collaborate with educational institutions, workforce agencies, and employers to ensure a skilled and competitive workforce pipeline
  • Partnership building: Cultivate relationships with governmental agencies, business organizations, community groups, and other stakeholders to advance economic development goals
  • Budget management: Oversee the economic development budget, ensuring resources are allocated effectively to achieve desired outcomes
  • Team leadership: Build the economic development team, and provide leadership and direction to the team

The ideal candidate:

  • Holds a bachelor’s degree in applicable field of study and/or has commensurate work experience in related field
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills
  • ·Understands economic development, principles, trends, and drivers, and can translate that knowledge into actionable strategies
  • Is a leader
  • Thinks creatively, strategically, and independently
  • Is flexible
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • ·Has the ability to work some evenings, including some out-of-the-area and overnight travel
  • ·Has reliable transportation


  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, vision, and life insurance package
  • Health savings account and retirement contributions
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave


  • In office in Lebanon, Indiana
  • Flexible work environment

How to apply:

  • Email cover letter and resume in PDF format to Molly Whitehead, Executive Director, by email at by Thursday, March 21st at 12 pm EST.