Century Chamber Seeks To Hire Economic Development Coordinator

September 26, 2016

The Century Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking to a hire an economic development coordinator.

The $40,000 per year position is funding by a yearly donation to the chamber from the Escambia County Commission.

The successful candidate will develop short and long term economic development with objectives to meet the economic development goals of the chamber, market the Century Industrial Park, Century Business Center, advocate for the town and chamber, act as a liaison with local businesses, update the chamber’s website and more.

The chamber is seeking an applicant that has a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, marketing or related area and three year of advanced level economic development experience, preferably at the local level.

Complete job description and application information are available on the Employ Florida Marketplace. Click here, and search “economic development” in the 32535 zip code. For more information, call Century Deputy Clerk Kim Godwin at (850) 256-3208.


9 Responses to “Century Chamber Seeks To Hire Economic Development Coordinator”

  1. 429SCJ on September 27th, 2016 8:31 pm

    An outdoor amphitheater and adult entertainment is something that Century could engage in with relatively low overhead. I have often wondered why Century and Flomaton never constructed river walks such as Milton has?

    What else do you have to offer? What do you have to loose?

  2. Retired on September 27th, 2016 11:09 am

    @jeeperman on September 26th, 2016 2:57 pm, “Chambers of Commerce” are typically a local “club” of local business owners…”

    Kim Godwin is on the board of directors at the Century Chamber of Commerce. She is an officer, the Recording Secretary. These are county funds not town funds and have nothing to do with Town of Century funds or finances. Kim Godwin is acting in her role as Secretary with the Chamber of Commerce.

  3. Duke of Wawbeek on September 27th, 2016 9:18 am

    “Step back non-believers, or the rain will never fall, somebody keep the fires a burning, somebody bang the drum”.
    Lizzy and the Rainmaker, written by Kenny O’ Dell, Larry Henley, recorded by Tanya Tucker, 1975.

    One thing Century can never be accused of is a lack of faith.

  4. jeeperman on September 26th, 2016 2:57 pm

    “Chambers of Commerce” are typically a local “club” of local business owners.

    They are NOT suppose to be part of the local government.
    Nor funded by tax dollars.
    A donation to the local CoC by a local government is very common because the local politicians that can authorize a donation, are also local business owners and members of this local club of business owners.
    It is interesting that Century Deputy Clerk Kim Godwin at (850) 256-3208 is the contact person for a “club” job.

    If in deed the CoC of Century is not a government entity.

  5. Resident on September 26th, 2016 11:00 am

    There have been 2-3 people in this job for the last 2-3 years. What did they accomplish for our $40K per year?

  6. Puddin on September 26th, 2016 10:39 am

    Surprised by all the negative comments. I’m no business woman, but it seems like having someone coordinate and act as liason with the business’s in the area is a good idea. Shout me down if you must, but it seems to make sense.

  7. fisherman on September 26th, 2016 7:09 am

    They wonder why Century has no money. $300.00 an hour attorney hired and now this crap. They need to fire all the clowns that run this community. The residents of Century deserve better than this. Check out who they hire and who they are related to.

  8. Dan on September 26th, 2016 3:36 am

    I’m just wondering which board members cousin nephew son in law child hood friend ex lover will get the one and only job century possibly created this year

  9. mike on September 26th, 2016 12:50 am

    economic growth comes from the private sector. those who do not learn from mr. reagan are condemned to be dummies. all gov can do is make their area a more attractive place to do business with deregulation low taxes etc. this where the 40g should go not for a nonsense job for someones relative or buddy.:D

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