Posted on May 15, 2024
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Richmond, VA

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is recruiting an Analyst to join the Client Communications team in the Research Division. The Analyst will directly contribute to developing customized, client-responsive deliverables that effectively convey Virginia’s competitive advantages to major companies interested in relocating or expanding their operations. It is a highly collaborative position requiring the support and coordination with internal stakeholders and subject-matter experts, as well as state, regional, and local partners.


  • Collect and critically analyze project information to develop a strong understanding of client needs, competitive landscape, project risks, etc.
  • Provide strategic guidance on successfully positioning Virginia as the leading location for companies’ new locations and expansions
  • Manage development of client deliverables that effectively respond to client requests for information, conveying Virginia’s value proposition and addressing key win themes
  • Coordinate with technical staff, subject matter experts, and external partners to develop/review/edit narratives, analyses, graphics, etc.
  • Effectively use project management tools to ensure on-time completion of deliverables
  • Ensure application of quality standards and conformity with client requirements
  • Contribute to internal knowledge management activities
  • Support other strategic initiatives and research projects as necessary


  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to synthesize information/data from different sources in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to effectively manage tight deadlines and competing priorities
  • Capacity and interest in working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to analyze problems and identify creative solutions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
  • High level of attention to detail

Highly competitive applicants will also have one or several of the following:

  • Ability to visually represent data in creative ways
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of InDesign and/or other Adobe tools
  • Knowledge of economic development or regional/urban planning
  • Familiarity with Virginia’s economy


  • 1–3 years’ experience developing client deliverables (e.g., proposal coordinator, business developer, marketing specialist, copywriter, editor, etc.) or equivalent experience

Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. VEDP uses the E-Verify system and does not provide sponsorship.

All candidates must apply through our website: Applicants must provide a résumé and a cover letter. Work samples may be requested of short-listed applicants. A valid driver’s license is required. Salary Minimum: $55,000, commensurate with experience. Application deadline: May 31, 2024.


VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.  Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or TDD 1-800-828-1120.