Contact: Tim Ervin
For Immediate Release
POSITION OPEN FOR EXPANDING, ATTRACTING MANISTEE AREA BUSINESSES AND JOBS
MANISTEE, MICHIGAN – “Feet on the street” to help expand and attract businesses and jobs in the Manistee County area will be the mission for an individual filling a new contracted position who will serve as the Business Consultant for the Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at the Alliance for Economic Success (AES).
“This position will be the eyes, ears and, of course, feet, for ensuring that existing or prospective Manistee County area businesses are putting the incredible array of SBTDC tools to full use,” said Beth McCarthy, Chair of the AES Board. “A measure of success will be the bottom line – jobs. Fortunately, communities throughout Manistee County are putting the pieces together to become places for people to not only visit and play but to also live and work.”
Individuals interested in applying can obtain a copy of the “Background, Requirements and Application Process” involving the new position by going to www.allianceforeconomicsuccess.com. Responses, including a resume, cover letter, writing sample and references, must be received by the AES by May 7, 2012. Interviews will be held in mid-May with a goal of filling the position by the end of May.
The job is a partnership between the SBTDC for Region 2 that is operated through the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments (NWMCOG) in partnership with Grand Valley State University and the Alliance for Economic Success.
The goal of the AES is to eventually turn the contract position into a full-time benefitted position based on the need, demand and results.
“Manistee County communities continue to put the plans and strategies in place and work toward creating the organizational and physical infrastructure to support business expansion and new ventures,” said Elaine Wood, Chief Executive Officer of the NWMCOG. “We, along with the AES, believe that many of the existing strong businesses in the county can benefit from SBTDC services to help them expand. Through this effort, we will work arm-in-arm with the individual in this position and the AES to deploy SBTDC resources in all four corners of the county, including our specialists for agriculture, retail and manufacturing as well as our training and marketing resources and more.”