Joe McClure has served as principal or in other key roles in land economics research and advisory-services organizations for the last 37 years. During this period, Joe’s practice has focused on the following outputs:
Market analyses with fiscal and strategic components: highest and best use analysis, analysis of rapidly growing trade areas, cash flow and development strategy analysis, fiscal benefits of development.
Fiscal/economic analyses with a strategic component: impacts on the business community and tax receipts from freeway and other road projects, and assessing redevelopment prospects of under-performing areas.
Economic development strategic focus: consolidating views on a region’s economic development targets, workforce, issues, and approaches, integrating target industries into the local economy, and relating a region’s existing economic base to its competitive region.
Special research projects, including studies of local labor forces and employer-employee relations, economic impacts of bicycle recreation, and transit behaviors and opinions in rural regions.
McClure has been retained by both private developers and public agencies at all levels of government, for projects in small and large cities, undeveloped and heavily developed regions, and regions with special demographic and cultural characteristics, including Native American and Pacific Island communities. To facilitate project implementation, he has facilitated workshops, prepared grant applications, and assisted with negotiations.
Mr. McClure’s multidisciplinary background incorporates many phases of the community and real estate development process: economic analysis and strategy development, market and financial feasibility assessment, and planning and design. Joe has a M.S. in Urban Planning, in a program that emphasized regional economics, from the University of Arizona and completed additional postgraduate work in economic geography at UA. He has a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, and is a registered architect in Arizona. His organizational affiliations include the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA)—an international group of economic geographers, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED). He has presented papers on business and economic development issues at economic development conferences, has served as Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Arizona in the Geography and Regional Development program, and on ULI Advisory/Technical Services Teams. McClure served as a Civil Engineering Officer in the U.S. Air Force.