Welcome to robbencini.com

Welcome to robbencini.com.  We hope you enjoy your visit.

Rob’s unique brand of economic development and strategic foresight and planning practice is unlike any you are likely to experience.  Rob has the unique distinction of being both a Certified Economic Developer and an author, focusing on a wide spectrum of economic and social trends in his book “Pardon the Disruption. The Future You Never Saw Coming” (2013Wasteland Press). He is also a multiple published author of articles with an economic development, education, local government and social trend focus, largely in “The Futurist”, the official magazine of the World Future Society.

Among the distinctive plans and policies he has written, many for a former employer (Guilford County, NC, population 560,000) include a Community & Economic Development Strategic Plan, an Economic Development Plan, two evolving Economic Development policies, and a Green/Sustainability plan.  His plans take  into account new concepts in economic development outside of standard thought.    Community activism and transformation, introduction of green practices, downtown revitalization, and emphasis on highly-educated and specially-trained high-wage workforce development are all wrapped in an intense study and inclusion of economic, demographic and socionomic trends.


More recently, he was the principal author of “Triad Tomorrow”, the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Piedmont Triad Regional Council (NC, 12 counties, 1.6 million population. Adopted February, 2014).

Within this website you will see evidence of his different eye-opening way of looking at business, the economy and economic development.  The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that he wrote builds upon earlier ground-breaking thought in building stronger communities and their economics.

Take your time in browsing the site, read and respond to his blogs and feel free to contact him to discuss bringing his unique view of the world to your jurisdiction or business.

Thanks for dropping by.

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