Improving communities through sport

Team Member

Joseph Fackel

Data Analysis, Strategic Planning

Joseph Fackel

Data Analysis, Strategic Planning

Joe has over twenty years of experience helping municipalities, economic development organizations, chambers of commerce, and commercial real estate professionals leverage consumer intelligence technologies to grow their tax base through retail/hospitality development. His expertise in analyzing demographic and psychographic data and retail trends has help elected officials and stakeholders recruit new businesses to their communities in over twenty states. Joe brings his background in retail market analysis, strategic planning, and retail business recruitment and development to the advisory team as a development advisor for public sector projects.

In his role on the advisory team, Joe leads the planning process for communities considering sports, recreation, or event facility development. Through his guidance, municipalities are able to understand market data, “right size” facility opportunities, and move concepts through each phase of the development cycle.  

Joe is passionate about helping communities enhance their economic outcomes by using data to make better decisions. He has been a featured presenter at the National League of Cities (NLC), International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Brownfields Conference and the International Downtown Association (IDA) and has guided companies in several industries including telecommunications, energy, and pharmaceuticals.


  • University of Missouri, Columbia MO – Bachelor of Arts in political science

Notable Projects

  • West Monroe Sports & Events – West Monroe, LA
  • Waterloo Development Corporation – Waterloo, IA
  • New Lenox Sports Complex – New Lenox, IL
  • Emerald Acres Sports Connection – Mattoon, IL
  • Bill Noble Park – Gardendale, AL
  • City of St. Joseph, MO
  • Perfect Game

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