Economic Development Director

  • City of Belgrade
  • Belgrade, Montana
  • Apr 26, 2024
Full Time Community and Economic Development Planning and Development Other Management
  • Salary: $105,870.44 - $131,856.45 annually DOQ USD Annually
  • Apply By: Jul 25, 2024


The City of Belgrade is seeking an Economic Development Director to join one of Montana’s fastest growing cities, located in the heart of the beautiful Gallatin Valley just ten miles west of Bozeman. Belgrade offers small-town charm, Big Sky views, and easy access to world-class outdoor recreation.

Job Description


Operating under a Council/Manager form of government, Belgrade is a full-service city with a current budget of $55 million and a team of 100 authorized FTEs serving a population of 13,000. Neil Cardwell was appointed City Manager in 2021 and leads an energetic and collaborative leadership team that is driven to find innovative solutions to challenges that regularly arise in managing a fast-growing city.


Reporting to the City Manager, the Economic Development Director performs complex professional-level duties managing the City's economic development program. Economic Development is its own department, and the principal functions are to plan, develop, organize, manage, and implement the activities and operations in support of commercial, industrial, and mixed-use development; business attraction and retention; business development initiatives; and other economic development, redevelopment or capital improvement programs or projects. 


The Director develops and utilizes economic development tools, including tax increment financing (TIF) and other state and local incentives, to assist businesses in ways that provide a benefit to the community, with a primary focus on the downtown TIF district.



This is a rare opportunity to join the exceptional leadership team at the City of Belgrade, one of the fastest growing cities in Montana. Located in the beautiful Gallatin Valley, the City is a well-managed organization with an excellent team of department directors led by a progressive and well-respected City Manager, Neil Cardwell. The Economic Development Director is a new position with an initial focus on downtown redevelopment using the established Tax Incremental Financing funds. If you are a talented economic development professional, this may be the right opportunity for you.

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More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Belgrade with this search. Learn more at The City of Belgrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is May 26, 2024.

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Belgrade, Montana 59714 United States View Map