Organization: Lake County (IL) Partners
Salary: Salary and benefits are negotiable and are anticipated to be competitive.
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(Growing population of about 690,000)


Compensation: Salary and benefits are negotiable and are anticipated to be competitive.

Lake County, IL is located on the shores of Lake Michigan at the midpoint of the Chicago-Milwaukee Corridor. This County has long been recognized as a premier business location for corporate headquarters facilities, hi-tech manufacturing firms, distribution/warehouse operations and small business start-ups. The County balances economic development with environmental protection to provide an enviable quality of life. Lake County was named to Forbes Magazine’s list of Top Places for Businesses and Careers 2008. Commitment to economic opportunity, a suburban Chicago location, high quality government services, award-winning school systems and natural resource preservation make Lake County the choice for businesses and residents alike.

Lake County Partners (LCP) is a 501(c)3 economic development corporation responsible to maintain economic vitality and quality of life in Lake County by creating and retaining quality jobs, stimulating capital investment, pursuing economic diversity and improving the County's business climate.

LCP’s President is responsible to a Board of Governors comprised of members chosen from among the County’s most influential business and governmental leaders. LCP has approximately ten employees and operates on a current budget of $1,375,962.00.

The President must have at least a Bachelor’s degree combined with strong technical knowledge acquired through successful multi-year, broad-based economic development experience which includes attracting businesses, developing and implementing business retention/expansion, negotiating and closing deals, working with elected and appointed boards and working with state and regional economic development agencies. It is crucial that he or she be an assertive leader whose skills include the ability to earn respect and trust from divergent constituents and the skill to lead them to consensus on sensitive issues. Must be an articulate self-starter and have excellent communication skills.

The position is open until filled. If you are interested, please send your resume immediately to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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