Economic Development Director

  • Full Time
  • Nashua

City of Nashua

POSITION:                               Economic Development Director

DEPARTMENT:                      Economic Development

HOURS WORKED:                Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

AFFILIATION:                         Unaffiliated

SALARY & GRADE:               Grade 20, Salary dependent upon experience


The Economic Development Director shall provide creative leadership over ambitious and varied economic development opportunities in the City of Nashua. You will be asked to:

  • Spearhead the City’s economic development initiatives.
  • Maintain strong communication between business, local, state, and regional government, including the school district, and community stakeholders.
  • Design and implement strategies to encourage local hiring and improve workforce development.
  • Focus on strategic business attraction and current business retention.
  • Promote the importance of future alternative forms of transportation to the City and region.
  • Encourage redevelopment of underutilized non-residential areas in accordance with City’s Master Plans and urban design principles.
  • Recognize and enhance the vitality of downtown Nashua and its role as a focal point of the community.

You will help realize the Mayor’s goal of sustainable development so that Nashua continues to be an excellent place to live, work and play.  Nashua is the second largest city in New Hampshire (pop. 91,000).  It blends modern urban amenities with the charm of a traditional New England landscape.  Nashua’s proximity to major highways, to Boston, the ocean, the lakes, and the mountains make it an attractive growth center for New England. Nashua has twice been named Money magazine’s “Best Place to Live in America.”


The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning or Community and Economic Development, with additional coursework in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field, or an MPA/MBA or a Master’s in Planning. The individual will have a combination of education and experience that has prepared him or her to be a member of the City’s leadership team, with the ability to have an immediate impact. Familiarity with municipal economic development strategies; knowledge of and experience with government and non-government economic development funding sources and business assistance programs, requirements and regulations including CDBG, SBA, EDA and BFA is preferred; must be a savvy marketer, demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills, and be individually proficient in the use of office technology.


Submit online application, resume, and cover letter through the City of Nashua website at:



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