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Director of Business Attraction and Retention

The Director of Business Attraction and Retention for the MOKAN Partnership (MOKAN) is the region's economic development champion.  Formerly known as the Joplin Regional Partnership, MOKAN is the regional community and economic development organization for Southeast Kansas, Southwest Missouri, and Northeast Oklahoma.

· New Business Attraction - Manage business attraction pipeline from the Missouri Partnership, including project submissions; compile state and local incentive packages; and manage site visits. Also, develop additional leads through business development and marketing efforts.

· Grow and Retain Existing Businesses - Meet with and assess (at least) annually our existing manufacturing and distribution businesses across our entire region. Continually assess retention risks and communicate concerns to local ED reps.

· Identity and Qualify Industrial Sites - Locate, qualify, document, and market available sites across the region, including compiling infrastructure data and local incentives for each site.

· Market the Communities Served - Attend regional, state, and national ED events, enthusiastically represent our region's opportunities, and report leads generated, action items, and status of the opportunities in the reports described herein. Also, build site selector relationships, manage our website, and MOKAN's database marketing efforts. 

· Economic Development Reporting - Build a quarterly MOKAN PARTNERSHIP report for the communities served and the MOKAN board of directors.


Send your resume and contact information to Tonya Sprenkle, Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, Vice President


Education:                               Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience


Work Experience:                   Project management with a regional not for profit organization and project budgeting experience.


Computer Skills:                      Computer proficiency in programs such as Microsoft Excel, Outlook and Word. 



Certifications & Licenses:       Valid driver’s license


Other Requirements:              Project management, time management and organizational skills. Ability to manage multiple projects with detail and follow through. Personable phone and people skills along with negotiationg skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to establish working relationships with employers in the regional area. Ability to function well in team environment. Ability to exercise sound, independent judgment.


320 East 4th Street

Joplin, MO 64801

Salary Range:  
$40,000 to $60,000
Contact Info:  
Tonya Sprenkle
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