Economic Development

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. 

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  1. Record Commercial Growth in Grimes in 2022

    In 2022, the City of Grimes saw record commercial development growth and residents reinvesting in their properties. Commercial permit valuations increased 337% from 2021. Read on...
  2. SE 19th St & S James St Stoplight Coming

    Coming in 2023! A stoplight is coming to the busy intersection of SE 19th St and S James St. The City Council recently approved a Professional Services Agreement to begin the design of a temporary signal at this location. Read on...
  3. 2022 Projects Year in Review

    2022 was a great year in Grimes! Check out some of the City projects that were completed and others on the horizon in this video. Read on...
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