James Hamilton is a graduate of the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy where he received a Master of Planning degree with a concentration in Economic Development.

James works as a project analyst focusing on:

  • Economic and demographic data analysis;
  • Competitive property surveys;
  • Site and neighborhood profiles;
  • Stakeholder interviews.

A Philadelphia native, James received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania with a major in urban studies and a minor in economic policy. During his graduate and undergraduate education he completed coursework related to planning, real estate development and finance, public policy analysis and economic development. His research experience includes a senior thesis on the economic and social impact of anchor institutions in urban environments with a focus on the historical relationship between the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and the West Philadelphia community. While studying at USC, James interned at the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.