Business Development Director

The Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation (AAEDC) is currently looking to
hire a Business Development Director to work as part of the business development
team. The primary responsibilities of this position are to retain and grow Anne Arundel
County’s existing businesses as well as assist in attracting new businesses to the
county.  A background in economic development, plus five years of overall professional
work experience is preferred.  Detailed knowledge of defense contractors, cyber, and
technology industries would be valuable for this position.

Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation
Position Description
Business Development Director

1. Provide outreach to and foster relationships with Anne Arundel County
businesses in order to retain and grow our incumbent companies; implement a
proactive business development plan to encourage the location of new
companies in the County.
2. Work with the AAEDC business development team to attract new business to
Anne Arundel County while helping existing County companies stay successful
and grow.

  • Provide information and assistance to businesses interested in locating in
    the County, including information about the development process, zoning,
    development opportunities, etc.  Other available services for businesses
    may include workforce training, financing opportunities through AAEDC, or
    the Maryland Department of Commerce, as well as training opportunities
    through Anne Arundel Workforce Development Corporation.
  • Provide businesses with information on multitude of resources and
    connecting to AAEDC partners as appropriate.

3. Prioritize business prospects based on each client’s potential impact on
economy, its perceived viability, and the project’s immediacy, in such a way as to
selectively allocate time and resources.
4. Provide follow-up information and assistance to businesses as needed, allocating
time and resources based on the level of priority assigned.
5. Develop and maintain strong working relationship with area business
associations, commercial real estate brokers, developers, and bankers.
6. Utilize County Capital Programs and other County development and land-use
policies to advance industrial and commercial expansions in all parts of the
County.

Benefits package includes defined benefit retirement, health for a family, life, and
disability insurance, and official holidays.

Interested parties should submit a letter of intent to include salary requirements together
with resume and professional references to Christina Holliday, Chief of Staff, at Anne
Arundel Economic Development Corporation via cholliday@aaedc.org or 2660 Riva
Road, Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21401. 

To apply for this job email your details to cholliday@aaedc.org