Sr Economic Development Specialist

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Location: OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL, United States
Organization: ComEd
Job ID: 237825
Date Posted: Jul 9, 2022
Job: Gov't and Regulatory Affairs

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!


Provide economic development research analyses and customized research in support of efforts to attract and retain customers for the purpose of increasing electric and gas throughtput. Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Assess national and regional changes in socio-economic and business trends affecting business and industry attraction and retention. (20%)
  • Conduct detailed real estate site searches and assist in compiling proposals for prospects, competing against other regions to attract or retain businesses to Exelon utility service territory. (20%)
  • Maintain demographic, socio-economic and land database tools. (15%)
  • Prepare customized research products for attraction leads and prospects in support of sales efforts (15%)
  • Maintain and refresh data and information on the Department's website (10%)
  • Interface with regional economic development agencies and corporate real estate research staffs to obtain information on current trends (10%)
  • Attend industry and association meetings and conferences to obtain data and trend information for use in strategic analysis (10%)


  • This is an individual contributor position that works independently with only general direction, relying on knowledge skills and judgment acquired through education and relevant experience to plan and accomplish assigned tasks and goals.
  • Position requires routine interaction with key internal (e.g., executives, directors, managers, and staff) and external stakeholders (e.g., site location consultants, commercial brokers and economic development research organizations).
  • Must be able to efficiently manage and follow through on multiple requests from all levels of the organization.
  • May require working extended hours and/or shift work to support business operations.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or other relevant discipline AND 5 - 8 years relevant business experience (e.g., economic/business development, marketing or customer management), OR in lieu of bachelors degree, a minimum of 9 - 12 years stated relevant business experience
  • Experience leveraging information resources to attract commercial and industrial customers to the area
  • Experience in the analysis of changes in socio-economic and business trends and in developing strategies to respond
  • Experience working with other organizations conducting research in Greater Philadelphia
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Computer skills
  • Contacts with site location consultants, commercial brokers and economic development research organizations

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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