Business Prospect Manager

Do you want to play a key role in shaping the future of the Rapid City region’s business community? Elevate Rapid City is hiring a dynamic Business Prospect Manager to oversee lead generation for our business attraction efforts. You'll support our Economic Development team by researching, managing RFIs, and using innovative sales tactics to connect with companies. If you're skilled in building relationships, influencing business relocations, and meeting targets, and have experience with databases and CRM tools, we want to hear from you!

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Instructions:  Position opened until filled.  To be given full consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume by June 30th.

Submit materials to: Liz Highland, Operations Director

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Business Retention & Expansion Manager

Do you have a passion to help the local business community? Elevate Rapid City is hiring a Business Retention & Expansion Manager to connect with existing businesses in the Black Hills region to facilitate expansion and retention opportunities. The BRE Manager will conduct dozens of business retention and expansion visits each quarter to assist businesses in identifying potential incentives for expansion, employee training and more. This position will also manage project cycles and establish relationships with regional and state partners, stakeholders, and existing primary-sector employers in the region. The BRE Manager will coordinate with other Elevate Pillars and economic development agencies in the region to maintain a cohesive effort when working with companies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economic or community development, finance, or related discipline, preferred, or any combination of training and experience, recommended
  • Experience owning a business, or in business management, real-estate, or economic related field, preferred
  • Experience reviewing business financial statements and loan applications, preferred
  • Understanding of local, regional, state, and federal incentives, licensing, and permitting requirements
  • Ability to identify client needs and challenges, with exceptional follow-up
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable creating and delivering information through presentations
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative to meet deadlines and coordinate multiple projects
  • Technical proficiency working in Microsoft Office programs, databases, and CRM’s 

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Instructions:  Position opened until filled.  To be given full consideration, please submit cover letter and resume by January 1, 2023. Submit materials to:

Liz Highland,

Office Manager & HR Coordinator

Email: liz.highland@kriscreations.net

Business Retention & Expansion Manager