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Chamber of Commerce continues search for Director of Economic Development 

–The Paso Robles Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Economic Development to lead the charge in their role as the Lead Agency for Economic Development in Paso Robles. Jeff Eckles was hired into the position in August.

Earlier this year the Paso Robles City Council took steps to enter into a partnership with the PRCC as part of their Economic Development Initiative. “This partnership marks a significant evolution in our efforts to broaden our employment base and diversify our city economy,” said Mayor Steve Martin. “I look forward to working with the Chamber to maximize the effectiveness of their economic development strategies.”

“Our goal, through this partnership, is to encourage business prosperity by promoting a healthy and diverse local economy,” said Gina Fitzpatrick President/CEO for the Chamber. “This will be accomplished through advocacy, identifying resources, and directing information to our members and prospective businesses looking to strengthen, move, or start their business in Paso Robles. We are passionate about developing a thriving local economy and have the expertise and strategic partnerships to be successful. What we need now is to find an individual who is up for the challenge to join our team and ensure we accomplish our goal.”

The Director of Economic Development will be responsible for the creation, implementation and ongoing execution of several key initiatives focused on encouraging a healthy economy. In addition they will represent the Chamber through involvement with multiple organizations and government agency meetings and events as deemed appropriate in fulfilling our duty as Lead Agency.

Matt McClish, Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chamber says, “Our goal is to create a positive impact on the economic vitality while ensuring we maintain the beloved quality of life we have come to know here in Paso Robles. We are in exciting times for economic development and do not take this opportunity lightly. Finding the right person to implement a sustainable and impactful program is imperative.”

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume to The opening will close on Friday, October 20, 2017.
For more information, contact the Chamber Office at 805.238.0506. Visit

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