Robert J. Camoin, CEcD

President & CEO
Camoin Associates, Inc.
Saratoga Springs, NY

After working in the financial services industry in New York City, Rob entered the economic development field in 1993 as Director of Community Development for Saranac Lake, NY. In that role, he facilitated the community’s first downtown revitalization strategy and tax incentive program that led to significant new investment in commercial, residential, infrastructure and visitor attraction projects. Rob subsequently served as Managing Director for River Street Planning & Development where he managed staff and firm finances, as well as provided consulting services to economic development organizations and municipal clients throughout New York State.

Rob started Camoin Associates in 1999 specifically to provide revitalization and economic development services to Economic Development Organizations (EDO’s), government, real estate developers and businesses. Today, Camoin Associates is a nationally recognized firm that provides an array of economic development services from industry analysis and strategic planning to financial modeling. In January 2019, Rob led Camoin’s acquisition of Richmond, VA based 310 Ltd., a direct marketing research firm. Now with 310 Ltd., Camoin Associates will become the only full-service economic development consulting and business investment lead generation firm in the country.

Rob is a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) and has served on the IEDC Board since 2011. Rob is a past Northeast Economic Developers’ Association (NEDA) Board member and currently serves on the Bollinger Foundation Board and the Saratoga Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Governors. Rob has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and economics from St. Bonaventure University and a Master of Urban Planning degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Rob is a regular instructor for IEDC’s Real Estate Redevelopment Course and is the New York State Basic Economic Development Course Director. He also has made numerous presentations to municipal officials and economic development professionals on the topics of economic and fiscal impact analysis, real estate market analysis, the future of economic development competitiveness, and organizing for successful economic development strategy execution.