The Northwestern Regional Planning Collaborative is seeking an Economic Development Consultant.

The consultant will provide shared economic development services to implement village center vitality initiatives in eight small Northwest Connecticut towns – Canaan, Cornwall, Goshen, Kent, North Canaan, Norfolk, Salisbury, and Sharon. Actions will be focused on supporting existing businesses, creating jobs, and filling vacant commercial spaces. All activities will be designed to increase economic activity in the region while retaining the small historic main street character of these towns.

The “Shared Economic Development Services” project will be supported by $265,000 in funding from the State and town contributions. A portion of this funding is allocated for an economic development consultant for two years of full time work. Compensation will be based on the skills and experience of the consultant. The ideal candidate will grow this 2-year consultant position into a long-term position.

High energy, enthusiasm, and passion are a must for this position. Ideal candidates will have strong communication skills, the ability to think and act strategically and a demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Applications are due by October 23rd.  For more information, click here.