Rob Klinger brings years of experience in job creation, economic development and real estate. Rob comes to us from the Licking County Economic Development Managers position and is Vice President of the Lead Brokerage/Sales Team for Shai Commercial Real Estate.
Rob focuses his expertise on job creation in office, manufacturing, warehouse and site selection for expanding companies.
Rob was the Licking County Economic Development Manager from 2001 through May 2011.
During the period as Economic Development Manager Mr. Klinger worked with numerous developers, site selectors, manufacturing/warehouse corporations, local, state and federal representatives in order to secure manufacturing/warehouse investment in Licking County.
Manufacturing/Warehouse investment in Licking County from 2004 thru the present resulted in a:
$342M+ Real Property Investment $263M+ Machinery and Equipment Investment
$297M+ Inventory Investment 3,400 + New Employees and 5,300+ Retained Employees
Rob has been active and is very proud to be part of the TEAM attracting manufacturing/warehouse investment in Licking County. The TEAM core is comprised of: The Licking County Chamber of Commerce, Licking County Planning, Licking County Commissioners, Local Townships, Villages, Cities; Licking County Retention and Expansion Program, Workenomics, Port Authority, Licking County Business Development Council, LC Job and Family Services, Greater Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Local schools, Career & Technical Education Center (CTEC) , Central Ohio Technical College COTC, Ohio State University, Denison University, Small Business Development Center and State of Ohio.
Rob has extensive accounting/entrepreneurial background, was an owner/investor of a U.S. manufacturing company and marketed products nationally and internationally. Prior to entering private industry, Mr. Klinger gained extensive experience as a Special Agent/Criminal Investigator with the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Strike Force Against Organized Crime.
Rob is an active volunteer with LICCO, Salvation Army, Veterans Hospice Compassion In Action, Sahaj Marg Yoga, Newark Rotary, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Greater Licking County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Veteran of Foreign Wars, and American Legion. Rob is a member of Licking County Board of Realtors, Ohio Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors. He currently sits on several local and international boards.