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Economic Development Department

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The Economic Development Director is responsible for managing the professional work activities of the City's Economic Development Department, which includes the city’s three Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) - Central CRA, Bradenton (downtown) CRA and 14th Street CRA - including planning, preparation, and administration of various capital work projects, coordination and implementation of marketing and development activities. The Economic Development Director oversees economic development initiatives, administration, assistance with and maintenance of various strategic alliances and programs for the department and works in both local and regional collaborative efforts with developers, investors and business owners to promote the economic growth and future vision of the City of Bradenton.