BRATTLEBORO -- Dan Normandeau, president of the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, recently announced that the 60-year-old regional development corporation has launched its search for its next executive director.

"This is an exciting time for BDCC as we continue to grow and serve the economic development needs of the greater Brattleboro and Windham County region," stated Normandeau in a press release.

BDCC owns and operates 450,000 square feet of industrial and mixed-use space in three buildings which are home to more than 150 businesses. The primary objective of the organization is to create and retain a flourishing business community that supports vibrant fiscal activity, and improves the quality of life of all its residents.

To assist with long-range planning, BDCC has an affiliated organization, Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategies, which for the last three years, has been developing an economic plan for Windham County. This active, community centered organization has been successful in attaining several state and federal grants to assist with the economic planning of the area.

BDCC is looking for an experienced economic development leader for the exciting position with a minimum of 10 years' experience and proven leadership skills. Interested parties can view the full job description at www.brattleborodevelopment.com or contact the Interim Director, Stephan Morse, at 802-257-7731.

The executive director position came open after the most recent director, Patricia Moulton Powden, announced she was taking a job as secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development. Powden replaced Jeff Lewis, who was the executive director for more than seven years.

BDCC hopes to have the executive director position filled by Sept. 1.