Senior Vice President
Jim has more than 30 years of experience using research and analysis to help professionals, communities, regions, states, and public and private organizations prepare for an emerging economic future.
As Senior Vice President and principal, he leads a variety of projects at Camoin Associates, including local and regional economic strategies, targeted industry analysis, workforce development, innovation economy, and evaluation and benchmarking.
Prior to its merger with Camoin Associates, Jim built PolicyOne Research into a leading research and analysis firm in Maine, serving private and public clients throughout the Northeast. Jim also worked for the Maine Science and Technology Foundation, serving three years as the Director of Research and Policy.
Jim is the former President of the Northeast Economic Development Association (NEDA) and has served in leadership capacities for more than 10 years with NEDA. He is also an instructor for the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) annual strategic planning course and a collaborator with Communities of the Future, focusing on economic transformation.
Targeted Industry & Cluster Analysis and Incubation and Acceleration Analysis | Tallahassee-Leon County, FL | Jim led an effort for the Office of Economic Vitality to analyze entrepreneurship and economic growth in the Tallahassee regional economy, develop targeted industry strategies, and assess efforts to support entrepreneurship through incubation and acceleration.
Targeted Industry and Innovation Analysis and Strategy | Loudoun County, VA | Jim led the analyses of Loudoun’s industry sectors to develop targeted strategies for investment attraction and business expansion and continues to work with the Loudoun County team on innovative projects.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy | Los Angeles County, CA | Jim and Camoin Associates colleagues led the creation of the five-year Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for Los Angeles County and continues to support the County with annual updates. The strategies integrate resiliency with economic growth.