Reporting to the Managing Director, the Economic Development Officer (EDO) is responsible for providing an economic development and financial perspective to the Retail sector and overseeing retail business attraction and expansion efforts, retail opportunity identification, and commercial corridor retail growth initiatives- within the City of Baltimore. The result is identifying opportunities, collecting and analyzing data and connecting resources to support the growth of the local retail sector. 

General responsibilities include professional and administrative activities related to the retention, expansion, and attraction of retail business in Baltimore City. The EDO will be broadly responsible for BDC’s work in: New retail business attraction; retail expansion and relocation assistance; retail opportunity site identification and marketing; and, commercial corridor retail health analysis.

Work requires the employee to assemble and coordinate the activities of a project team comprised of BDC staff, business owners, property owners, developers, the staff of government agency partners, consultants, and lawyers in the execution of tasks necessary to initiate and complete projects assigned to the employee. While the employee reports directly to the Managing Director, work is performed under the general direction of the President and CEO and the Executive Staff of BDC. The employee performs other duties as assigned. Job duties are subject to change as directed by BDC. 

Specific responsibilities include: analyzing the retention and expansion of retail in the City of Baltimore with an emphasis on the City’s designated commercial areas; developing a demographic and market analysis of all retail districts; developing and implementing a citywide retail strategy that encourages growth throughout the City and encourages entrepreneurship. 


Submit cover letter and resume to Nancy Jordan-Howard, Chief Operating Officer, Baltimore Development Corporation, 36 S. Charles Street, Suite 2100, Baltimore, MD 21201 or by e-mail to with “Retail Economic Development Officer” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Not all applicants will be contacted.

Job Type: 
Full Time
Monday, December 31, 2018
Company Name: 
City of Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC)
Job Location: 

Baltimore, Maryland