Joe Hines, PE, MBA

Economic Development

Joe Hines, PE, MBA

Joe Hines, PE, MBA specializes in Economic Development and Infrastructure and currently leads Timmons Group Economic Development Practice. He has over two decades of experience in all phases of project delivery for site selection and analysis, prospect recruitment, infrastructure and site development. During his tenure, the Economic Development practice has helped land over $3 billion in announced investment with over 6,500 jobs created from national and international companies. Key projects include Rolls-Royce, and The Vitamin Shoppe among others.

Joe possesses an in-depth understanding of site identification, selection and evaluation as well as infrastructure development and how they all intertwine to make Economic Development projects successful. He was the developer of a site selection and TG Tier SystemSM process for objectively evaluating sites and utilizes technology such as Geographic Information Systems to help better deliver project results for our clients. Joe routinely presents to state and regional groups, as well as IDA’s, EDA’s and local governments about what it takes to be successful in Economic Development.

He is a Board Member of the Virginia Economic Developers Association and a member of the International Economic Development Council and Southern Economic Development Council. In addition Joe is a graduate of LEAD Virginia and Leadership Farmville and currently is a member of the Duke Fuqua School of Business Alumni Council as well as a member of NC State’s Civil Construction and Environmental Engineering (CCEE) Industry Advisory Board.

A native of Southside Virginia, Joe grew up on the family farm near Farmville, Virginia. He is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys all types of outdoor activities while spending time with family and friends.


  • Favorite sports team?  Red Sox
  • Music you are currently listening to? Country
  • Favorite book? The Heart and the Fist by Eric Greitens
  • Something about you many people don’t know?  In my late twenties, I went back to college to play out my eligibility for college baseball.
  • Dream vacation?  Outer space; I have always wanted to be an astronaut