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15: Economic Development Director
Median Salary: $105,144
Salary Growth (2009–2015): +10%
Total Employees: 5,900
Change in Employees (2009–2015): -12%
These are government managerial positions where the main responsibilities include evaluating, planning and executing economic policy. These employees also collect data on the regional impact of government policies like taxation, international trade, labour markets, transportation or agriculture. They also plan and direct policies and programs to promote industrial and commercial business development in urban and rural areas. The category also includes other roles as varied as border services managers, economic analysts and tourism development managers.