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The Montrose Group LLC

230 E. Town Street Suite 100

Columbus, Ohio 43215

United States

Company Description

The Montrose Group is a Columbus, Ohio based consulting firm that provides world class economic development planning, lobbying, marketing, public finance and incentive services through a corporate site location process. The Montrose Group provides these s ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Economic Development Officer

North East Lincolnshire Council

Work Placement

Toys R Us , Inc.

Adjunct Professor

John Glenn School of Public Affairs 2010


Schottenstein Zox & Dunn Co

Program Assistant for Building Construction

Mott Community College

Production Operator

2 Sisters Food Group

General Counsel

Ohio Chamber of Commerce

Assistant Gardner

North Lincolnshire Council


Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

Coordinator for Economic Development

Ameritech Corporation

Knowledge Transfer Officer

University of Hull


Ohio House of Representatives

General Counsel for the Ohio Chamber, Senior Staff Member for the Mayor

Press Secretary
Founder and Principal


Member of Board of Trustees
Mid-Ohio FoodBank

Attorney and Board Member
Clintonville Incorporated

27th Ohio House District


Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

the Ohio State University Fisher School of Business

Bachelor of Arts degree

Political Science

Bowling Green State University

Film Studies PhD

University of Hull


The Ohio State University College of Law

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David J. Robinson

David J. Robinson Principal and Founder of the Montrose Group, LLC
Few lobbying firms include staff with the experience as a state legislator, press secretary for a major city, Fortune 100 corporate communications and government relations executive, advocate, lawyer and trade association executive, but that is the experience David J. Robinson brings to clients. In addition, few lobbying firms advocate at the local, state and federal levels, as well as specialize in gaining project financing for clients.
David J. Robinson, prior to forming the Montrose Group, LLC, worked
David J. Robinson is a leader
David J. Robinson provides bi-partisan Lobbying and Project Financing services.

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David J. Robinson, the Founder and Principal of the Montrose Group, LLC, has a long track record of public affairs experience.

Dave Robinson provides the hands-on attention and leadership skills needed to face tough public policy issues."
Ohio's fourth largest employer and largest hospital system hired David J. Robinson to assist in Statehouse advocacy issues. Rather than merely opening a few doors in the General Assembly, Mr. Robinson helped build a larger corporate government relations program to create long term public policy success.
"Catholic Health Partner is Ohio's fourth largest employer and the largest health system in the state. Dave Robinson has helped Catholic Health Partners create a comprehensive public policy strategy, develop public policy positions and advocate with legislators and executive agency staff. Dave Robinson's experience not just as a lobbyist but as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives gives him unique insight into how policy makers think and what will sell in the Statehouse or the Congress."
"Dave Robinson is top-notch and tireless communicator who helped us hone our message and get it through to all key players in government.
Whether the business is a minority owned tech leader, an IT management consulting firm, manufacturing, start up airline, or others, David J. Robinson has found a way to serve them all by developing options as to where a company should locate as well as to working with communities to create economic development incentive programs if they don't have any in operation. The result has been millions of dollars in tax incentives but also the development of quality facilities for long term client success.
"As a start-up airline, Skybus faced a difficult road to raise the funds needed to begin operation. David Robinson lead the effort to negotiate $56 M in local and state economic development incentives that were a major part of turning our company into a reality.
Dave Robinson and The Montrose Group, LLC understands how to work with small and emerging companies to position them against largest competitors with local and state government. He works to understand a company's business, brings a strong knowledge of politics, government contracting process', economic development incentives and the contacts needed to get deals done. In fact, Dave Robinson was even able to convince a city to create a brand new class of tax incentive just to recruit my business."
I appreciate their value, and the work that their Principal, David Robinson, has provided to us."
David Robinson has worked with a range of private sector developers to make highly complex real estate and business transactions work by clear government's regulatory hurdles and gaining millions of dollars in funding for Brownfield remediation, infrastructure and other aspects of a developers pro-forma that are essential to real estate project dreams becoming a reality.
"Campus Apartments is a national housing leader that operates across the U.S.. Dave Robinson successfully coordinated an impressive public-private partnership in Columbus that restored the classic Seneca Hotel to its true glory once again. Dave Robinson had the local and state government contacts and knowledge of tax incentives and Brownfield programs that produced the government funding essential for this complex housing project to succeed."
However, I have found David Robinson possesses superior knowledge and insight on many programs, policies and key relationships. David is someone I want in my corner when it counts."
David Robinson has successfully built public-private partnerships by bringing the private sector developer together with economic development and government leaders to provide the financing needed to make Brownfield sites and other urban sites productive once again."
David J. Robinson has helped public and private sector organizations build partnerships, write grant applications and gain the funds needed for high tech projects to succeed. The Montrose Group, LLC was called upon by a long established manufacturer transitioning into the fuel cell marketplace to assist with the development of a quality Ohio Third Frontier application. The result was a $1 M Third Frontier grant to the company.
"American Trim is transforming to include technology as a key strategy and competency to make Amtrim a more competitive manufacturer as well as provide the ability to enter new and emerging markets and diversify our revenue base. The Montrose Group, LLC is a part of that transformation. Dave Robinson provided valuable guidance and insight as he assisted an Ohio Third Frontier application for American Trim. Dave Robinson brings the knowledge of the Third Frontier Program as well as the contacts in Columbus organizations seeking technology based funding."

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David J. Robinson

David J. Robinson, principal and founder of the Montrose Group LLC, has 20 years of experience as an economic development executive, lobbyist, lawyer, and public relations executive before the federal, state and local governments. He also teaches economic development at Ohio State University's law and public policy schools.
Robinson has worked managing practice groups in large law firms, as a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, as the coordinator for economic development of Ameritech Ohio, as press secretary for former Columbus, Ohio, Mayor Greg Lashutka, and as general counsel of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

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As former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, General Counsel for the Ohio Chamber, senior staff member for the Mayor of Columbus, and lobbyist for over 20 years, our Founder David J. Robinson is a national leader in government relations advocacy. David actively represents clients before the local, state and federal government.

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November 16, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on Making American Great Again in Five Steps

October 19, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on Cleveland Economic Development Veteran Don Iannone Joins the Montrose Group
"Don Iannone is a national leader in economic development, and the Montrose Group is proud to add him to our team," said Montrose Group Principal David J. Robinson.
April 21, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on Advanced Services Industry Cluster Analysis: Transportation and Warehousing
February 18, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on 5 Keys to Attracting High-Wage Advanced Services Jobs
February 18, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on Higher Education Key to Building an Advanced Services Workforce
February 18, 2016 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on 4 Reasons to Nominate Your Organization for Awards
November 30, 2015 / David J. Robinson / Comments Off on $100 Million Available for Tech Industries' Workforce Development Needs

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