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The Hampton Roads Alliance is currently hiring for one full time position. Full details of the position and application requirements can be found below. 

Director, Business Intelligence

BASIC FUNCTION:    The Director, Business Intelligence serves as a local expert and primary resource for market research and analysis, playing a critical role in the Alliance’s mission to increase primary jobs, grow capital investment and improve prosperity in the region.  The Director, Business Intelligence manages the collection, analysis, processing and dissemination of comprehensive market and business data in support of the Alliance’s business attraction and expansion efforts and works on tight deadlines to ensure comprehensive, consistent, correct information is delivered to the Alliance’s stakeholders. 


ACCOUNTABILITY:   Reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the President & CEO, Chief Business Development Officer, and business development team to fulfill research requests.



 Direct the development, delivery and maintenance of all organizational data and resource materials, inclusive of, but not limited to, market data, demographics, labor statistics and real estate trends for print and electronic marketing items to include the Alliance website and digital media programs

  • Manage responses to Requests for Information (RFI) and/or Requests for Proposal (RFP) from site selection consultants, individual prospects/companies, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) and Alliance staff through the provision of all needed data and any necessary interpretation
  • Provide decisive support to the Alliance’s marketing and communications teams by translating Alliance strategies into compelling and actionable marketing messages and supplying client / prospect / project-related information as requested
  • Maintain a vibrant research program in accordance with best industry practices and conduct specialized research for Alliance’s initiatives as directed (e.g., international activities, target industries, geographic markets)
  • Interface with research teams for all municipalities represented by the Alliance, to include planning of meetings and programs
  • Identify, keep current and utilize the most appropriate and innovative research support resources (e.g., market intel databases, prospect identification tools, project tracking databases)
  • Recommend, engage and manage consultants for research / economic studies
  • Present economic / activity reports to Board of Directors, Regional Economic Developers (RED) Team, Executive Committee and as required to other organizations
  • Provide regular market intelligence updates to public and private investors
  • Respond to research requests from the Alliance’s public and private investors
  • Represent the Alliance at research / networking / outreach functions with strategic partners


  • Ability to research, comprehend, and communicate the meaning behind economic, demographic, and statistical data
  • One - five years of economic development related work experience or education
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with local and state economic development representatives
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Flexibility to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Must be a team player willing to assist co-workers on an as needed basis
  • Ability to use computerized databases for project management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Professional Office Suite applications and database knowledge desired
  • Experience in Salesforce Customer Relationship Management software desired


  • Bachelor’s Degree required with a preference for business, economics, political science, urban planning, or related fields

To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to

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