University Economic Development Association



September 29 -

October 2, 2019

Reno-Tahoe, Nevada

2019 UEDA Summit Theme

Designing Resilient Regions: The Biggest Little Ideas for ALL Ecosystems


Rebecca Robinson

Director of Economic Development

Rebecca is the Director of Economic Development at the Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization, where she leads the organization’s partnership with Knowledge-Based Economic Development. Ms. Robinson focuses on recruiting or expanding businesses to the region through research-based relationships with K-State. She has participated in recruiting 18 technology-based companies, creating over 500 jobs and a projected economic impact of over $77 million. In addition, Ms. Robinson has stimulated university multidisciplinary research and industry collaboration through coordination of over 25 strategic events. She consults with emerging companies to provide strategy and business plan development, facilitating over $750,000 in corporate sponsored research and $55.8 million in investment capital raised. Ms. Robinson has garnered international recognition for her economic development efforts at K-State. Ms. Robinson earned her master’s in Business Administration, her bachelor’s in Marketing, Spanish, and Leadership Studies, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Leadership Communication from K-State.

Welcome to Reno-Tahoe

A trip to Reno-Tahoe puts everything you could want – good food, arts and culture, outdoor adventures galore – at your fingertips. Grab a bike and cruise through Reno for some urban flavor, then take the short drive to Lake Tahoe for some fresh air.