Economic Research Associate

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance
Charlotte, NC
Date Posted:  February 15, 2021

Reports to:  Senior Vice President Economic Research

Interfaces with: Business Recruitment, Marketing, Engagement and Advocacy Teams

Specific Duties and Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):

Depending on the candidate’s abilities and background, he or she will assist the Economic Research department in a variety of projects that may include:

  1. 1. Collecting data for market analysis
  2. 2. Updating industry-specific databases and presentations
  3. 3. Assisting with business recruitment request for information response
  4. 4. Assisting with the writing and editing of economic intelligence and research content
  5. 5. Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Candidate must be extremely detail-oriented with strong oral and written communication skills
  • Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) are required
  • Candidate must be database-savvy or be able to learn and adapt quickly to using various databases

Helpful Skills: Knowledge of economic and demographic data sources, including U.S. Census and Bureau of Labor Statistics, is desired. Experience using a CRM such as Salesforce and data visualization software such as Tableau, Power BI, and ArcGIS would be a plus. Experience responding to business recruitment requests for information is desired.

Education and Experience: This position is ideal for someone with a bachelor’s degree in economics, political science, geography, marketing, or related field, however a bachelor’s degree is not required. 1-2 years of experience as an administrative assistant in the economic development, real estate or public administration fields can be substituted for educational requirements.