David J. Robinson, Principal, Montrose Group


Dave Robinson provides corporate site location, economic development planning and lobbying consulting services for public and private sector clients based upon 30 years of experience. Priorto forming the Montrose Group, Mr. Robinson managed law firm government relations practices, was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, executive at Ameritech; senior staff for Columbus Mayor Greg Lashutka, and general counsel of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. He served as Adjunct Professor at the Ohio State University and is author of Economic Development from the State & Local Perspective, and The Energy Economy, published by Palgrave. Mr. Robinson has represented nearly 50 clients before the state of Ohio and local governments, substantial economic development strategy experience including co-researching and drafting the 30 economic development strategic plans and infrastructure and incentive strategies, and negotiated $150 M in local, state and federal financing for economic development projects through corporate site location and site development projects. Contact Dave Robinson at [email protected].

Nate Green, Managing Director of Economic Development, Montrose Group


Nate Green provides economic development planning and corporate site location services to companies and communities based upon 20 years of public and private sector economic development service, including with a major investment bank, JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development, Pickaway Progress Partnership, and the Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority. Mr. Green served as a development finance consultant to the Van Wert Port Authority, Southern Ohio Port Authority, Lawrence County Port Authority, Superior Marine, and has successfully negotiated and closed over $1 billion in financing, has substantial economic development strategy experience including co-researching and drafting the 30 economic development strategic plans and infrastructure and incentive strategies, and advises local communities such as the city of Pataskala, Forest Park, Strongsville, Ohio on the day to day operation of their economic development programs. Contact Nate Green at [email protected].

Tim Biggam, Director of Government Relations, Montrose Group


Tim Biggam provides Ohio lobbying services to clients before local, state and federal government officials 15 years in state government.  Starting as an aide in the Ohio Senate, Mr. Biggam most recently served as the Legislative Director for Governor John R. Kasich serving as the top lobbyist for the administration and being engaged in all issues facing the state of Ohio that included tax, policy, budget and regulatory matters.  Mr. Biggam also worked on the national Presidential campaign of Governor Kasich, at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Municipal League.  Tim represents over a dozen clients before the state of Ohio including Accenture, Bowling Green State University, Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, Ohio cities of Forest Park, Piqua and Strongsville, developers Flaherty and Collins Newark Development Partners, Madison County, Ohio, Bon Secours Mercy Health and leading charter school Performance Academies. Contact Tim Biggam at [email protected].

Jamie Beier Grant, Director of Economic Development Planning, Montrose Group


Jamie Beier Grant provides economic development planning and advisory services based upon her 20 years of local, regional and state economic development experience, including for the Ohio Department of Development in the International Trade Division and Economic Development Division, Northwest Ohio’s Regional Growth Partnership and for 16 years as Director of the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation. Jamie brings substantial economic development planning experience to clients and has lead the development of studies that include comprehensive strategic economic development plans, Downtown Redevelopment District plans, economic diversity, equity and inclusion planning, Michigan SmartZone economic development strategy, business attraction and site development plans, technology incubator feasibility study, U.S. Economic Development Administration plans, and workforce development plans in Ohio, Illinois, Missouri and Michigan. Ms. Beier Grant also serves as an economic development advisor to over a dozen Ohio communities. Contact Jamie Beier Grant at [email protected].