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Smart Solutions Group has been hired to find an economic development leader for the Executive Vice President position at Greater Dubuque Development Corp. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee, execute, and innovate a Business Services model at Greater Dubuque Development that includes Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) program and Workforce Solutions program to serve employers in…

SSG has been retained to conduct a search for the Executive Director for Montgomery County Development Corporation in Iowa. The Montgomery County Development Corporation (MCDC) seeks a progressive and dynamic individual to lead economic development activities within Montgomery County.  The Director’s primary function will be to lead a proactive, responsive and collaborative organization that promotes…

Smart Solutions Group has been hired to find an Executive Director for this vibrant county. Be a difference maker in one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States! Description The Executive Director will be the primary leader with support from the board managing daily operation of the organization, hires and supervises staff, and carries…

Smart Solution Group is doing the search for a new President for Vermilion Advantage. Vermilion Advantage (VA) is the lead organization responsible for all economic development and chamber of commerce activities in Vermilion County, Illinois. VA is actively recruiting a new President/Chief Executive Officer to lead this dynamic organization which promotes industry and growth throughout…

SSG has been retained to complete a search for a new Executive Director for Washington Economic Develpment Group.  The Executive Director of WEDG is the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. Reporting to the President of the Board and the Executive Committee, the Executive Director is responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing all economic development…

SSG is pleased to announce a new system that will help economic development or chamber of commerce orginations track projects and keep contact information and basic company data.  We desigend ED Lead Tracker with your organization in mind.   SSG has worked with over 450 organizations and we designed ED Lead Tracker based on comments…

Description: The Mahaska Community development team comprised of the Mahaska Community Development Group, Oskaloosa Area Chamber & Development Group, Mahaska Ag & Rural Development, and Main Street Oskaloosa are seeking an Executive Director of Community Development. The Executive Director will be responsible for leading the team in defining a data-driven strategic plan, and ensuring that…

SSG is honored to once again conduct a search for the successful economic development organization, Greater Cedar Valley Alliance and Chamber.  If you are looking for an exciting position that will provide meaningful opportunity to help a region grow, this is your job!  For more information check out the job on our jobs page.  Please…

Day 142: Skills vs. Wages.  It has always been assumed that the higher the skills the higher the wages.  We did a little research and decided that common sense does prevail.  Indeed the higher the skills, the higher the wages.  Read here to find out more.Relationship Between Skills and Wages

“Gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters  Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone If your time to you Is worth savin’  Then you better start swimmin’ Or you’ll sink like a stone For the times they are a-changin’”  Funny how songwriters write…

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