Economic Development Director

Carteret County Government
December 20, 2022
Morehead City, North Carolina
Billing Address
302 Courthouse Square, Beaufort, NC 28516
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Carteret County Government is searching for its next Economic Development Director.  This impactful role oversees the County’s economic development program by working with local officials and community leaders in promoting growth and attracting new business into the County.   

Performs complex, executive work planning, developing and implementing an economic development program for the County. Utilizes Economic Development financing opportunities, infrastructure and other assets to expand and diversify the Carteret County economy, generate job growth, foster business success and competitiveness, and bolster the county tax base.

Employee is responsible for consulting with local officials and community leaders, along with retail and industry executives for promoting economic growth through expansion and retention of existing industrial and commercial bases and attraction of new business into the County.  Duties include the development of data, statistics and publications that portray the economic potential of the County, identification of prospective industries and maintaining proper records, reports and public information for the program.  Work requires considerable planning and timely execution of work.  Employee must exercise independent judgment and simultaneously consider financial, socio-economic, legal and regulatory variables as they affect the County.  

Full-time with benefits including paid medical, dental and life insurance; retirement and 401(k) plans; and, paid sick, vacation and holiday leave.

If you have what it takes to be the Crystal Coast of North Carolina’s next Economic Development Director, apply online at  


Hiring range is $90k - $100k.


Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Economics or a related field. Master's Degree and/or CEcD professional certification preferred. Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in the field of economic development. Candidates must have a thorough knowledge of effective principles, practices, methods and techniques of economic development and a good understanding of challenges affecting a coastal community. Sound administrative, budgeting and financial management skills, coupled with strong written and verbal communications skills are required.

Special Requirements

Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license upon hire. Carteret County Resident within 6 months of hire.