T&H Welcomes NC Regional Director for Economic Development, Timothy Downs

T&H Welcomes NC Regional Director for Economic Development, Timothy Downs

Timothy Downs joined Thomas & Hutton’s Economic Development team as Regional Director for North Carolina Economic Development. Timothy brings over 16 years of professional public experience with a range of expertise in the economic development field including busine

ss attraction, retention and expansion programs for life science, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, and small business. As Regional Director for Economic Development, Timothy will spearhead the expansion of Thomas & Hutton’s economic development activities in North Carolina. Partnering with local and state-level economic development agencies, Timothy will help clients develop a vision for attracting industries to locate and expand in their communities through multi-faceted engineering services including land analysis, planning and design, and site selection assistance.

He most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce where he was responsible for all aspects of economic development for Durham County. Timothy previously served for five years as the Director of Economic Development for Craven County as well as the Executive Director for the Craven 100 Alliance. Prior to his work with Craven County, Timothy served as Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Development for the City of Dayton, Ohio. Timothy is a licensed attorney in Ohio and North Carolina.

Timothy earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University. Timothy is a founding member of the Craven Pamlico Re-entry Council and currently serves on the board of directors. He is also on the board of directors for StepUp Durham and currently serves as board secretary. Timothy and his wife, Emily, have two teenage daughters and a young son. He enjoys time with his kids, fishing, hiking, and gardening.

Join us in welcoming Timothy to T&H, he can be reached via email at downs.t@tandh.com.