New NCEDA president talks JDIG, Toyota, opportunities
Mark Pope, the newly elected president of the N.C. Economic Development Association, has high expectations for job creators in the state.
“We’re busier than ever,” he says. “But you know, that can always shift. Economic winds can change in a hurry. We’ve just got to make sure we’re ready for what’s in front of us now and for what could happen.”
Pope, the executive director of Lenoir County Economic Development, has personally helped usher in high-profile expansions such as Spirit Aerosystems and Sanderson Farms. And with NCEDA, a 600-member statewide organization working to promote North Carolina as a global destination for economic investment, he hopes to promote even more investment in the years to come.
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