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Executive Director Position Available
Thayer County Economic Development Alliance is seeking an Executive Director. We desire a proven leader and innovator with an entrepreneurial spirit. Candidate needs strong communication skills, sales mentality, high energy, and the ability to think and act strategically. The Director will create and guide the strategic direction; develop and implement policy; form key local, regional and state-wide relationships; create and manage the annual budget and the financial affairs of the organization. This professional is primary spokesperson for and also leads the organization’s efforts in all aspects including planning, marketing, board management, project management, community/partner relations, business retention and expansion, and the day-to-day administration of staff, programs and communication.
TCEDA has worked with several businesses, ranging from HVAC to Personal Fitness Trainer, to optimize their profits. This required business valuations, real estate research, and in depth cost/benefit analysis in order to retain their venture.
Roehr Repair, based in Beatrice, moved from a small office building with 3 employees to a large complex north of Hebron. They expanded their services to include repairs, New Holland equipment sales, Reinke Irrigation sales, and several other smaller revenue streams and anticipate hiring 15 employees immediately and possible 30 by the time the expansion is completed.
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TCEDA has some exciting news! Just this morning, TCEDA was awarded $90,000 from USDA Rural Development to assist small and emerging businesses in Thayer County. The funds, part of a $100,000 grant TCEDA applied for last May, will be used as a revolving loan fund for those businesses in the county who have less than 50 employees and less than 1 million dollars in annual revenue, including entrepreneurs.