Economic Opportunity Strategist
Josh is a mission and results driven self-starter. He is adept at helping communities discover new economic opportunities and catalyze sustainable, equitable growth through actionable strategies. Josh leverages his strengths in economic development, marketing, and strategic planning to help regions build capacity and strengthen their economic competitiveness. In his spare time, you can find Josh volunteering in the community, playing his acoustic or bass guitar, or hanging out at the many jazz hotspots around town.
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Masters of Urban Planning, in process
Anticipated Graduation: 2020
University of Oklahoma
Economic Development Institute
Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences
State College, PA
B.S., Community, Environment, and Development
Implemented marketing initiatives to meet the workforce, community, and economic development needs of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Projects included events and digital campaigns to support business investment goals; a talent attraction job portal, ImaginePittsburgh.com; and community investment program; Strengthening Communities Partnership.
Pittsburgh Impact Initiative
Coordinated a state-funded business growth initiative, Pittsburgh Impact, which provided resources to targeted high-growth regional companies in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Coalition on Urban Affairs
Provided strategic program development and community outreach insight to support the creation of the Coalition on Urban Affairs for the Homewood neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
josh.devine (at) fourtheconomy.com