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  • Economic Development Research Analyst
    Date Posted: November 19, 2018

    Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
    Cary, NC

    Job Summary
    The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) oversees business recruitment and expansion, international trade, small business/start-up support, and tourism promotion for the State of North Carolina. We work closely with the N.C. Department of Commerce and other state agencies; local economic development organizations and tourism offices; and a variety of public and private partners to attract new jobs and investment to the State.

    We are seeking qualified candidates for an Economic Development Research Analyst that will primarily support the business recruitment efforts of the EDPNC. The Research Analyst works collaboratively as a part of our Marketing & Research team to provide timely, accurate, and actionable data for use in active business recruitment and expansion projects and proactive business development efforts.

    This is a full-time position based out of our headquarters in Cary, NC.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    • Support EDPNC's business recruitment efforts by providing teammates with clear, timely data (e.g. available labor, wage rates, supply chain, etc.) on active projects
    • Identify industry trends in North Carolina, the U.S., and globally, and find ways to position EDPNC and the state to effectively target those industries with the best ROI for the state
    • Conduct actionable company-level research to identify potential targets for recruitment and/or those looking to expand
    • Understand and articulate North Carolina's competitive position (e.g. related to taxes, incentives, labor markets, infrastructure, etc.) compared to our neighboring states in the Southeast and those across the nation, as well as international competitors
    • Provide data and industry-specific pitch points to marketing team for use in the website, industry brochures, and digital and print advertisements

    Skills & Qualifications
    The Research Analyst must communicate well (written and orally) and be able to work collaboratively with other team members and various external stakeholders. The Research Analyst must also be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with a commitment to meeting deadlines.


    • Required: 2+ years professional experience in economic development research, business/market analysis, or social science research.
    • Plus: 2+ years professional experience in economic development research


    • Required: Bachelor's degree in economics, public policy, marketing, library and information science, political science, business administration, or related course of study.
    • Plus: Master's degree in any of the above.

    Technical Skills

    • Required: Proficiency with Excel. Working understanding of tax policy, corporate structure and finance, research design/methodology.
    • Plus: General familiarity with statistics and statistical software (e.g. Stata, SAS, or R), data visualization (e.g. Tableau), mapping (e.g. ArcGIS), and corporate financial analysis.

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