Jesse Walker

Professional Experience

Jesse has performed technical and project management duties on a diverse roster of economic studies, including market feasibility analyses, fiscal impact studies, infrastructure financing plans, and economic development strategies. Some recent examples of Jesse’s work include an economic analysis of a proposed realignment of Highway 50 in South Lake Tahoe, a comprehensive economic/market analysis for the Tahoe Basin Community Plan in Placer County, and a fiscal impact analysis for a proposed new home subdivision in the City of American Canyon. Jesse offers more than a decade of professional experience analyzing economic issues related to land use and infrastructure planning, in areas throughout the US. His professional and academic backgrounds combine quantitative and qualitative approaches to economic analysis—which informs his well-rounded experience among various dimensions of land use economics.


Jesse earned a master of business administration degree with a concentration in urban land development from California State University, Sacramento, which culminated in a master’s thesis that explored the economic impact of redevelopment initiatives on resort economies. Jesse obtained a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, with a major in interdisciplinary studies (including a concentration in business management) and a minor in city and regional planning.

Community Involvement

Jesse participates in a variety of community groups and professional organizations, and is an active member of these organizations:

  • Tahoe Prosperity Center, Chairperson and Board Member

  • Nevada Chapter of the American Planning Association, Member

  • St. Joseph Community Land Trust, Board Member

  • LinkedIn - Black Circle