Robin Roberts

Summary of Qualifications

20 years of hands-on experience in business development, commercial development / redevelopment, and workforce development.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Economic Development Consultant

RobinsBiz.net

Successfully completed ACT's WorkKeys Job Profiler Training and authorized to use the WorkKeys Job Profiling System.

Aug 2009 - Present

Georgia Work Ready Outreach

Atlanta Regional Commission

Assisting Georgia Work Ready Regions with business outreach to promote the Georgia Work Ready program.

Jul 2005 - Dec 2008

Director

Clayton County Economic Development

Local county government serving as contact for all economic development activities to include: business recruitment, business retention & expansion, commercial redevelopment, and workforce development. Business prospects and developments included:

Aviation Park - Industrial development (warehousing)

Food Lion - Retail stores and distribution center

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Internatiional Airport - Aerotropolis development (air cargo)

QuikTrip Kitchens - Manufacturing and distribution center

Target - Retail center

TOTO USA - Manufacturer

Wal-Mart SuperCenter - Retail center

Accomplishments as Director:

  • Recruited and retained over 2,000 jobs.
  • Obtained $62 million in bond financing for numerous projects.
  • Created marketing materials to include: Community Overview information packages, PowerPoint presentations, and a website.
  • Worked with Extension Office for successful selection as an Archway Community; University of Georgia's project to assist communities by providing resources to address local issues.
  • Appointed as Designated Redevelopment Agent for the Ellenwood Tax Allocation District, overseeing $9 million in TAD bond financing.
  • Managed completion of two redevelopment plans for the establishment of two new Tax Allocation Districts.
  • Spearheaded county's efforts to become a Certified Work Ready Community; a certification process that provides gap training for job skills.
  • Assisted with successful launch of a new branding campaign for the Innovation Crescent, Georgia's Work Ready Region focused on the life sciences industry, at the BIO 2008 conference in San Diego.
Sep 2001 - Jun 2005

Assistant Director

Clayton County Office of Economic Development
  • Assisted Clayton County and several municipalities with their redevelopment plans.
  • In first year managed market analysis and revitalization efforts for the Atlanta State Farmers Market.
  • For Metro South, a six-county marketing organization for economic development,:managed “Economic Opportunities Luncheon,” published “The Metro South Report,” and managed development of website for the organization.
Jan 2001 - Sep 2001

Consultant

Data Source
  • Researched analytical and data needs for commercial real estate organizations and companies on Atlanta’s south side.
  • Researched data management companies for local developer.
1997 - Dec 2000

Director of Commercial Market Information

  • Managed development of CommercialPlus product for company’s website, which provided a Resource Center and personalized websites for commercial real estate brokers.
  • Managed development of The Commercial Real Estate Center for company’s website.
1985 - 1997

Director of Research & Market Analysis

Carter & Associates
  • Managed semi-annual survey of metro Atlanta’s commercial real estate office market.
  • Published “The Carter Report” for 12 years, a semi-annual report on metro Atlanta’s commercial real estate office market.
  • Managed staff of researchers and analysts to produce commercial real estate market reports for numerous markets in the southeastern United States.
  • Analyzed development potential for numerous sites as requested by the company’s development team.
1984 - 1985

Assistant Real Estate Analyst

Coldwell Banker Relocation Services
  • Reviewed appraisals and prepared offers for client properties.
  • Managed acquisition of residential properties and relocation of employees for client firms.
1981 - 1984

Acquisition and Relocation Officer

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
  • Reviewed appraisals and prepared offers for property owners in the path of the rapid rail system.
  • Managed relocation of residential and commercial property owners.

Education

Education

Certificate of Completion

University of Georgia - Office of Economic Development Assistance

Certificate of Completion

Georgia Institute of Technology - Center for Economic Development Services

Certificate of Completion

University of Georgia - Business Outreach Services

Bachelor of Science

Florida State University

Received special recognition for accomplishments in the field of Market Research.

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

Authorized Job Profiler

ACT

Authorized to profile the following skills: Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, Listening, Writing, Applied Technology, Locating Information, Teamwork, Observation, and Business Writing.