Director, Economic Innovation & Growth – Sturgeon County


Published September 22, 2022
Closing Date: October 21, 2022

Sturgeon County (www.sturgeoncounty.ca) is a vibrant municipality that offers a great deal in the residential, agricultural and industrial sector.  Located just north of the Cities of St Albert, Fort Saskatchewan, and Edmonton, Sturgeon County appeals to investors that require access to infrastructure and global markets in a low-cost location, within a regulatory environment that is adaptive, transparent, and straightforward.

Sturgeon County is an economically diverse and entrepreneurial county that shows leadership in economic development and environmental stewardship, and it is recognized for its large and diverse agricultural sector, while seeing extensive growth in areas such as advanced manufacturing, petrochemicals, transportation, and logistics. 

This role reports directly to the General Manager, Development & Strategic Services, and leads a team of six professionals.  The Director, Economic Innovation & Growth serves as the key leader and the chief economic developer supporting Sturgeon County’s economic development and strategic growth interests, including the coordination of all economic ecosystem platform activities, both internally and externally. 

The Director is accountable for:

  • Investment Attraction & Marketing
  • Business Retention & Expansion
  • Strategic Development & Liaison
  • Economic Ecosystem Development & Advancement
  • Departmental Administration

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, public administration and significant professional experience (with demonstrated leadership and management capacity) in a relevant field.  Experience in a municipal economic development context is preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of focus industries (such as such value-added agriculture, heavy industry, defence and security, aerospace, resource extraction, manufacturing, petrochemical and energy value chains – including hydrogen and clean energy, commercial and residential development, etc.), investment attraction, business retention and expansion, municipal planning and infrastructure requirements, pro forma analyses, and private investment processes.
  • Knowledge of event hosting, business incubation and acceleration services, tourism attraction, marketing/promotion, and business retention and expansion services is preferred.
  • Must have a strong understanding of economic conditions and trends within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Alberta, and Canada.

For further information please visit our website, or contact:

James Davies
Managing Director
DCG Executive Search Services Ltd.
780-758-9796 (Direct)
james@daviescg.com (Email)
www.daviescg.com (Web) 

  • Position: Director, Economic Innovation & Growth
  • Closing Date: 10/21/2022

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