Joe Hines

Sr. Principal & Director of Economic Development at Timmons Group

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Hines is a senior principal & director of economic development for Timmons Group, a more than 800-person nationwide engineering and technology firm. During his tenure, the economic development practice has helped local government clients land more than $15 billion in announced investment with more than 18,000 jobs created by national and international companies. The Economic Development Practice merges the market demands for prospects and site selection consultants with community and site preparedness and is focused on making clients “Prospect Ready” to prepare for, recruit and land their next, hopefully multibillion dollar prospect.

Hines holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from NC State. He has served on the Fuqua School Board of Visitors and Virginia Economic Developers Association board and currently serves on the NC State Alumni Advisory Engineering Board, the LEAD Virginia Board, Southern Economic Development Council Board and the Virginia Chamber Business Climate Executive Committee. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in multiple states.