Open Position: Solano EDC Business Retention and Expansion Manager

August 24 2023

Solano EDC Business Retention and Expansion Manager

Solano EDC is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to implement a business assistance program.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement business retention and expansion program activities.
  • Develop and maintain a database of project leads and business prospects.
  • Coordinate with economic development partners to provide information on programs available to existing companies.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with key industries in the county.
  • Along with President/CEO, implement a business visitation program and maintain data from individual visits.
  • Report on findings through visitation program and address issues and concerns of existing companies.
  • Serve as the key contact for existing companies to help them solve problems or challenges that hinder their growth in the community.
  • Identifies sources of funding; works with federal, state, and local agencies to secure funding for submitted projects; prepares grant applications and follows specified timelines and procedures to secure funding.
  • Present available services to small businesses owners, Chambers of Commerce and other Community Based Organizations.



  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, or equivalent real world experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in economic development field preferred. Sales driven a must. We’re looking to develop an expert in business expansion and retention. If you’re not there yet, be hungry to get there and willing to learn with a steep ramp up at the beginning. We will support your mastery of this domain of expertise.
  • Must be able to take initiative and work independently in order to carry out assignments without supervision.
  • Fast and eager learner.
  • Excellent oral/written communications skills required.
  • Must have experience with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • A valid California driver’s license is required.


Salary is $75,000 plus benefits. There is the opportunity for additional compensation based upon performance and revenues generated. This is a full-time, onsite position located in Fairfield, CA. Occasional travel throughout the county for meetings is expected. The position reports directly to the President & CEO. Solano EDC offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, Full Medical and Dental insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability Insurance, Retirement Contribution, and bonus possibility. Solano EDC is committed to diversity in our workforce. Further information about Solano EDC can be found at

The Solano EDC is a private non-profit, public benefit corporation which seeks to bring prosperity to all residents and businesses in Solano County. We work at the nexus of the public and private sectors, education, and philanthropy.


To apply send resume and cover letter to