The Economic Development Director, under the general supervision and control of the Mayor's Office, and working in conjunction with other appropriate city, state and federal officials and agencies, shall represent the City's interests in all matters pertaining to economic development. Specifically, the Economic Development Director shall:
Identify community needs in the area of economic development and promote the City's capacity to fill such needs;
Initiate economic development planning, identify funding sources, apply for appropriate grants and administer grant-funded activities;
Coordinate economic development projects with municipal planning and community development staff and appropriate appointed commissions;
Administer the Mayor's office of Economic Development and supervise staff assigned to economic development activities;
Provide assistance to the Mayor, Municipal Council, department heads and other officials with respect to economic development issues and activities.