Terry L. Clower was named director of UNT's Center for Economic Development and Research. Clower, who has been associate director of the center, replaces Bernard Weinstein, who is retiring.
In making the announcement, Thomas Evenson, dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service says, "Terry has been an integral part of the center's success for 17 years and his acceptance of the director's position ensures a seamless transition. I'm confident Terry will continue the center's reputation for excellence."
Clower joined the Center for Economic Development and Research in 1992 and has served as project manager, staff researcher, and statistical analyst on numerous projects reflecting experience in labor relations, economic and community development, public utility issues, transportation, and economic impact analyses.
Drawing upon nearly a decade of experience in logistics management, Clower leads the Center's transportation research efforts. The Center has established an international reputation for its research on the impacts of transit systems and transit-oriented development.
"I'm very pleased with this opportunity to continue the Center's work," Clower says. "Working with Bud Weinstein for the past 17 years has been the best experience of my career. For 20-plus years, Bud has provided insightful, sometimes provocative, analysis to economic and public policy decision makers at the local, state and national levels."
In addition to his work with the Center for Economic Development and Research, Clower has consulted with municipalities and companies in the electronics, telecommunications, and energy industries. The focus of these activities has included economic development strategic planning, tax policies, economic and fiscal impacts analyses, and market performance issues.
Clower is an associate professor of applied economics. He teaches formal courses in economic and community development, research methods, and the political economy of Texas. He is a nationally recognized trainer in economic development and community and economic research techniques.
The Center for Economic Development and Research was established in 1989 to conduct economic analysis and public policy research. The Center provides economic and demographic forecasting and strategic planning services to businesses, governments and nonprofit agencies with an interest in economic development.
Buddy Price with UNT News Service can be reached at Buddy.Price@unt.edu.