Robert Camoin

Over the past 27 years, Rob Camoin has developed a comprehensive understanding of the business investment decision making process and the important role that public and quasi-public sector organizations play in creating healthy business environments. In 1999, Rob formed Camoin Associates to assist businesses and developers in pursuing public financing and tax incentives for expansion and industrial development projects, and to help economic development organizations and local governments foster private investment. Since then, Camoin Associates has assisted hundreds of private businesses in securing millions of dollars in financing and tax credits, and has guided more than 30 local communities through strategic planning processes with the goal of strengthening their competitiveness in an increasingly global economy.

As a result of the changing economic landscape, Rob started Advanced Energy Economics (AEE) to assist alternative energy developers and communities in capitalizing on the growing opportunities for energy-led economic development. To date, AEE has assisted energy providers in measuring the economic impact of proposed projects and pursuing funding for energy efficiency upgrades for private businesses. AEE has also worked with communities that want to explore alternative energy projects as a means to lower power costs to facilitate business expansion and attraction.

Rob has spoken to numerous organizations on topics such as economic development planning, commercial market analysis, economic and fiscal impact analysis, cost/benefit analysis of energy efficiency, and managing economic development organizations. In addition, he currently serves on the Northeastern Economic Developers' Association (NEDA) Board of Directors and is Chair of the International Economic Development Council's (IEDC) Membership Advisory Committee.

Rob has a B.B.A. in Finance and Economics from St. Bonaventure University, a Masters of Planning from the State University of New York @ Buffalo and is a certified economic development professional (CEcD) through the IEDC. Rob also leads Camoin Associates, a full service economic development consulting firm.