Because Small to Mid-Sized Communities Need America's Best Economic Developers

Next Move Group Has Built the

Highest Quality Pool of Successful Economic Development Candidates

For Small to Mid-Sized Communities in the Profession

Because we do site selection also, we get to preview economic developers as they work giving us the highest quality pool of economic developers in the USA. It also gives us a database of economic developers you want to avoid hiring.

Servicing Small to Mid-Sized Communities from 5,000 to 1 Million in Population From Coast to Coast

Next Move Group is Respected at the Highest Levels of Both Government and the Private Sector

Next Move Group's consultants are respected at high levels of government as is demonstrated in these few pictures.

World Trade Center of New Orleans Testimonial

Marshfield, Missouri, Testimonial

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results

OVER 80% OF OUR PLACEMENTS HAVE LANDED A SIGNIFICANT
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEAL IN THEIR FIRST YEAR ON THE JOB.

Our Proprietary Process

Step 2 of 25 Steps:
Step 2 of 25
Community Stakeholder Interviews

In this step we come to your community and visit with as many of your stakeholders as possible in what we like to call "cup of coffee" visits. These are casual in nature to make people feel comfortable. We like to ask, "If we are sitting in this same room 3 years from now, what results do you want to see have happened for you to look us in the eyes and thank us for finding you the right hire?"

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Step 9 of 25
Step 2 of 25
Our 100 Research Calls to Identify Passive Candidates who are A-list Economic Developers Interested in Your Position.

(Note, these candidates won't apply just by reading a job ad we place, these apply after we discuss the position with them at length)

  • 78% of candidates are considered "passive." This means they are not looking at jobs boards daily to find a new job, they are likely happy where they are now, but would consider a new job if approached.
  • We find "passive" candidates are often far better than the candidates which simply respond to a job ad.
  • Our 100 calls find "passive" candidates who otherwise would not apply without us calling them.

 

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Step 13 of 25 Steps
Preview Candidates via our Video Interviews from your recliner.
Preview Candidates via our Video Interviews from your recliner.
  • We do "blast 5-minute" video interviews with all our applicants.
  • These quick, blast interviews let you assess candidates in the comfort of your home or office right on your iPad or phone before you have to make judgements off boring resumes or before you spend a penny bringing a candidate to town to interview in person.
  • Because we record all our candidates for all our jobs, we literally have hundreds of economic developers videoed for previews.

 

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Step 18 of 25 Steps
Our Risk Reduction Measures
Our Risk Reduction Measures

No search firm goes as far to reduce your risk as Next Move Group. How do we make such a claim?

  • We conduct credit and criminal background checks on everyone you interview. Our competitors typically only conduct these background checks on your finalist. But, we want to know if there is a problem with a candidate before you ever meet them, so we can either eliminate them or ask them about the issue when we interview the candidate.
  • We conduct "Management by Strengths" personality testing on all the candidates you interview so you get a picture of the strengths and weakness of each candidate's style.
  • Because we also do site selection, no economic developers in the country will not return our call. We call successful economic developers we know to check out the candidates you interview.
  • We do a 7-panel urine analysis drug test on your finalist before he/she signs a contract.

 

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Our Best In Class Job Profile Advantage

We Go To Great Lengths to Build a Job Profile that Will Get A-List Economic Developers Interested in Your Job and Community.

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"Top-7 Mistakes to avoid when hiring an economic developer" Webinar

Every Thursday at 2PM Central Time
Alex
Featuring Alex Metzger
Co-Founder, Next Move Group

Don't make a risky hire for your community without understanding the most common mistakes other communities make when hiring an economic developer.