Director of Economic Development

City of Hutto, Texas
January 11, 2021
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Hutto, Texas, with a population of over 29,000 is one of Austin’s fastest-growing suburbs and one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.  Ideally situated along the SH-130 corridor and close to both downtown Austin and Round Rock’s high-tech manufacturing and assembly center, Hutto is a vibrant business hub that boasts great connectivity and convenient access to the amenities of a large metropolitan area, with a friendly, small-town ambiance.

The City of Hutto and its EDC/CDC seeks its successor Director of Economic Development to serve as a member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team, reporting directly to the City Manager and providing staff support to the seven-member EDC/CDC Board.  The Director will work closely with the EDC/CDC Board to provide the Hutto community with economic growth, broad-based prosperity, quality jobs, and a sustainable quality of life by attracting new corporate investment, and by facilitating the expansion of existing Hutto businesses and industries. Hutto’s EDC/CDC is comprised of both Type A & Type B economic development agencies in support of economic development initiatives for primary employers and other smaller business, housing, and commercial/retail entities.

The City of Hutto and its EDC/CDC seeks an entrepreneurial, dynamic, energetic, and creative professional with a proven track record in business recruitment and retention as its next Director of Economic Development.  Key qualifications include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in economic development, business administration, marketing, economics, public administration, or a closely related field, with a master’s degree preferred. The position requires a minimum of five years of progressively responsible leadership experience in economic or business development. Preference may be given to candidates possessing added skills such as graduation from an Economic Development Institute (EDI) or similar program, Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation, Professional Community & Economic Developer (PCED) certification, or extensive experience in real estate.

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For more information on this position contact:

Doug Thomas, Senior Vice President



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