Jonathan Harris

Research Analyst

Jonathan Harris is a Research Analyst with the NACo Counties Futures Lab. He initially joined NACo as a research intern in January 2015. Jonathan works on a wide range of research projects, and has authored or coauthored NACo reports on state revenue limitations and mandates, service sharing, early childhood development, the gig economy and top county challenges. He also serves as NACo’s liaison to the International Economic Development Task Force.

Jonathan holds a M.A. in Integral Economic Development Policy from The Catholic University of America and a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Eastern University. Previously, Jonathan worked as a research and teaching assistant at Catholic University and taught English in Nicaragua.

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About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) unites America’s 3,069 county governments.  Founded in 1935, NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas and build new leadership skills, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. 


Through NACo, county officials:

  • Advocate with a collective voice on national policy
  • Exchange ideas and build new leadership skills
  • Pursue transformational, cost-effective solutions
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government, and
  • Exercise exemplary leadership in public service.


Healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States.