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Joe Hines, PE, MBA
Joe was born and raised on a tobacco and cattle farm in Prince Edward County. He's a third generation Prince Edward County Resident, son of Ralph & Roselyn Hines, so he's known the area and the people his entire life, making him the prime candidate to serve Southside Virginia.
Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, NC State, 1991
MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2003
Professional Engineer in Virginia and North Carolina
Professional, Community and Leadership Organization:
Leadership Farmville, 2006 Graduate
LEAD Virginia, 2008 Graduate
Virginia Economic Developers Association – Board of Directors & Chair of Legislative Advisory Committee
Vice-Chair, Duke’s Fuqua School of Business Alumni Council
Advisory Board, NC State Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering Department
Member, Farmville United Methodist Church
Awards and Recognitions:
Featured in Virginia Business Magazine
ASCE Outstanding Senior
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society
Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society
Tier System, Joe Hines
IN the press
Regulatory Hurdles and Lack of Infrastructure Hinders Fluvanna Economic Development
"Joe Hines from Timmons Group, gave the presentation about general information that goes into site selection and specifically looked at one property in Fluvanna. The bottom line, Fluvanna has no property that is close to being ready for a large outside business to develop. In Hines’ presentation he gave examples of large projects that have either looked at Virginia or committed to move to Virginia. They included projects like Amazon and Caterpillar."
Preparation is essential in landing a business prospect
“Economic development is a long-term commitment,” Hines says. “Not an election-cycle buzzword.”
Hines speaks from experience. He is principal-in-charge of economic development with Timmons Group, a Richmond-based engineering firm. He has been involved in some of the biggest economic development deals in Virginia in recent years, including The Vitamin Shoppe’s distribution center in Hanover County, Rolls-Royce jet components plant in Prince George County, and two Amazon.com fulfillment centers in Chesterfield and Dinwiddie counties."
Culpeper County has good prospects for economic development
"Culpeper is doing a lot of things right, keep going," he [Hines] said. "Complete as much due diligence as possible." Hines also discussed giving serious consideration to a "regional park concept, even if it's a small subset of localities." Catalpa supervisor Sue Hansohn questioned if Culpeper was doing enough with the tax incentives that are offered. "We can't offer free (taxes), and we've lost some businesses that have gone in the valley due to free offers," she said. "Free isn't necessarily free," Hines answered. "Every deal is different."