What is an Economic Development Officer?

Economic Development Officer Job Description

The economic development officer of a community is responsible for facilitating and promoting community economic development, in order to increase local employment though the growth and development of business.



Typical Job Duties

• Act as a liaison between local organizations, businesses and individuals and representatives of government, business and industry concerning economic development

• Secure funding for economic development programs and activities

• Represent the community at economic conferences at the local, regional and national levels

• Provide advice regarding market analysis and economic opportunities

• Identify opportunities for joint ventures and assist with any negotiations

• Establish and support a Community Economic Development Committee

• Research private and public sector economic development funding opportunities



Scholarships for Becoming an Economic Development Officer

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as an Economic Development Officer. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming an Economic Development Officer. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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