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Robin Collins, PCED, CBO
Economic Development Director
660 E. Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616
rcollins@cityofeagle.org
(208) 489-8755

Robin, in her role, manages and oversees Eagle's economic development programs and staff.  In her role, Robin leads Eagle's Economic Development's comprehensive business expansion, recruitment, and relocation efforts focused on several primary target industries.  As a component of this, she also oversees Eagle's talent attraction, retention and pipeline strategy, focused on growing and recruiting highly skilled talent to the community.

Robin is the lead contact for research, building and site assistance, and the development of reports, presentations and proposals, along with the responsibility of managing all internal and external communication, marketing and public relations strategies initiatives, and digital and traditional marketing efforts to increase brand awareness of Eagle.

Prior to joining the City of Eagle, Robin worked as the Assistant Economic & Community Development Director for the City of Nampa, Idaho where she assisted the Director in the management of the Code Compliance Office, Community Development & Economic Development Divisions.

Robin is a Certified Professional Economic & Community Developer, and a Certified Building Official. She also holds certifications as:

  • Building Code Specialist
  • ICC/AACE Code Enforcement Administrator
  • Zoning Inspector
  • Building Code Official
  • Fire Plans Examiner
  • Building Inspector
  • Building Plans Examiner

Robin was born and raised in Arizona before marrying moving to Idaho and marrying her husband, a native Idahoan, and raising six (6) beautiful children.

Robin is dedicated to continuing to promote Eagle as a great place to live, work, play and own a business.

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Katie Wright
Economic Development Specialist
660 E.Civic Lane, Eagle, ID 83616
kwright@cityofeagle.org
(208) 489-8780

Katie is an Economic Development Specialist for the City of Eagle where she helps promote and develop Eagle's growing entrepreneurial community by acting as a catalyst, connector, and convener of innovative enterprises and thinkers.  She is the primary point of contact for Downtown Eagle and anything that has to do with downtown revitalization and Main Street.

Katie coordinates and assists with all aspects of the business retention and expansion process, provides resources for existing businesses within the community, and contributes to the overall BRE strategy.  She works directly with the Economic Development Director on business recruitment for the downtown area.

Born and raised in the Seattle, Washington area, Katie holds a BA from Boise State University in Urban Studies and Community Development.

Katie loves living in Idaho and enjoys working with the residents, business owners, and visitors of Eagle.  She looks forward to helping create positive change for the community.

Mission

The mission of the Eagle Economic Development Department is to help foster an environment that supports and encourages the maintenance, growth, and enhancement of a high quality of life, increases economic opportunities, and provides a place for businesses to grow and be successful.

We accomplish this through the recruitment of new business, the retention and expansion of existing businesses, downtown revitalization, tourism, workforce development, entrepreneurial and small business development, and promoting the city as an innovative, knowledge-based community with an exorbitant quality of life.

Values

We view economic development as a collaborative process, resulting in an atmosphere that benefits the community and businesses alike.  We place a high value on relationships, trust, and support of our residents, employers and employees within our community.

Strategy

The utilization of economic development tools and resources help the City to diversify its tax base and maintain a high quality of life for residents. Beyond many traditional economic development roles, we also advocate for the company throughout the entire project life-cycle, from initial contact through move-in and beyond. We assess all aspects of a potential project and determine which local, state, federal and regional incentives may apply based upon the project’s specifics.

Services

The City of Eagle has a dedicated economic development team that acts as the main point of contact for:

  • Existing Eagle Business
  • Businesses looking to locate in Eagle
  • Site Selectors
  • Commercial Developers
  • Commercial Contractors
  • Anyone doing a non-residential project in Eagle

In addition to being the central point of contact, the Economic Development Department serves to assist applicants in understanding the City’s requirements and navigating through the processes, along with acting as the liaison between City departments and outside agencies.

All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

View our Eagle Economic Development Strategic Plan