CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON
Economic Development Manager
NATURE OF WORK:
Plans, organizes and directs activities to enhance economic development in Burien emphasizing
revitalization of the downtown. The Manager is responsible for the development, recommendation and
implementation of policies, programs and procedures that accomplish the City Council’s goals and
objectives to ensure the economic health and vitality of the city. The Manager reports to the City
Manager and coordinates with the Director of Community Development and other city departments.
(This is an exempt position under FLSA regulations.)
Develops and implements short and long term economic development strategies, public/private
partnerships for development, and business assistance programs for existing and prospective businesses.
Recommends adjustments in programs, activities, policies and procedures to further economic
Develops and implements a business recruitment and retention campaign and marketing strategy
according to economic development enhancement program.
Develops and implements a downtown revitalization program incorporating concepts identified in the
Hyett/Palma Downtown Burien Economic Enhancement Strategy and the City Council’s approved
Downtown Work Program.
Prepares the economic development budget; ensures financial accountability and appropriate record
keeping and internal controls.
Serves as a “broker” in recruiting and assisting businesses interested in locating in Burien to identify
suitable properties for their enterprises.
Negotiates for the acquisition/disposition or lease of properties needed for economic development
projects. Meets with affected property owners in potential economic development areas to assess and
coordinate the City’s economic development efforts.
Develops, implements and participates in special business community events to promote business
development and vitality.
Serves as the City liaison