Economic Development

Economic Development Director

The City of Grimes is hiring an Economic Development Director. This position will implement and manage all economic development programs, including business attraction, job growth, tax base expansion, and urban renewal. Learn more and view the brochure here.


All job applications for the City of Grimes are done online. Click here to apply.

Economic Development Department

As one of the fastest-growing cities in the metro, the City of Grimes is development-friendly and strives to advance and retain a community with diverse businesses and sustainable neighborhoods. City staff cultivates positive relationships with developers to encourage developments that create more employment opportunities and improve the quality of life for residents. 

video of grimes projects in 2022

  1. New Subdivision Coming to Northwest Grimes

    A new subdivision is coming to the northwest side of Grimes. The City Council approved a final plat for an area north of NW 27th St. This will have 50 single-family lots as well as parkland with greenspace, trees, a public pond, and walking trails. Read on...
  2. New Library Building Opens

    The new Grimes Public Library Building is open! We are excited for you to enjoy the new space. Come check out the expanded collection, playscape, and more. Read on...
  3. Commercial-Residential Building Coming to Main St

    Coming to Grimes! At the January 23rd meeting, the City Council approved the site plan for this proposed commercial and multi-family building at 212 SE Main St. Commercial space will be located on the first floor, and apartments will be on the second. Read on...
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