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James Harmon Clinton

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States


Jim Clinton serves as executive director of the Southern Growth Policies Board and director of the Southern Technology Council. Jim previously served as president of the Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation and president of Gulf South Research Institute.

Jim also served in a variety of state government positions in Louisiana and was lead author of a plan that reorganized Louisiana's executive branch from more than 250 governmental units into 20 principal departments. He also managed the Louisiana Superdome's transition from public to private management.

Jim is a member of the board of trustees for the Southeastern Universities Research Association and also serves on the board of directors for the Southern Arts Federation and the Trans-Atlantic Technology and Training Alliance.

A published author, Jim has written for several regional and national publications, including Spoon River Poetry Review, CrossRoads, Chattahoochie Review, WORD, and Coast and Sea. He also has a book of poetry, What is Fair, published by the Louisiana State University Press. Most recently, he was lead author for a number of Southern Growth Policies Board reports including The Mercedes and the Magnolia, The Southern Innovation Index and Invented Here: Transforming the Southern Economy.

Interests: Poetry, Fiction, Public Policy

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • What Is Fair
  • Poetry

  • What Is Fair