Industrial Development

The Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority was created through an inter-local cooperative agreement in 1985 between the City of Maysville and Mason County.

Employment Opportunity: Economic Development Director

Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority, Maysville, Kentucky

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

Applicant must be a proven leader and able to provide direction for short and long-term strategic planning; as well as have a demonstrated knowledge of economic development, business recruitment, governmental affairs and public finance.  A minimum of five years of economic development experience is preferred.  Economic Development credentials are preferred; years of successful experience may substitute for education and credentials. Effective written, oral and presentation skills are a must, as the successful candidate will regularly communicate with existing and prospective employers as well as the general public.  Strong listening skills and inclusiveness will be keys to success in this position.


The Economic Development Director is responsible for and reports to the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Authority but will participate in all economic development projects in the county that may include but is not limited to industrial, commercial and retail developments as well as port development projects. A job description is provided but the future may hold to move to promotion of a regional component.

Position Type

Full Time

Salary/Benefit Package

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include but not limited to county retirement, insurance, vacation and sick leave.


All inquiries need to be submitted via email to City Manager, Matt Wallingford at  .   No telephone inquiries.


A cover letter, resume and minimum three references to be submitted by close of business February 17, 2017 to Amy Kennedy, 201 Government Street, Suite 300, PO Box 460, Maysville, KY 41056 and labeled MMCIDA Economic Development Director

The Purpose and Mission

The Authority was created to serve as the economic development and marketing agency for Maysville and Mason County by promoting the Maysville area as a national and international basis for new or expanding manufacturing projects.

The Authority works with local businesses and local governments to develop the resources and infrastructure necessary to support its economic development program.

The Authority also works in a supportive role for private developers.

The Authority has two main goals:

  1. To create new jobs and increase the diversity of jobs.
  2. Expand the tax base of local government.

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