Western Regional Luncheon Recap
The 2019 Western Regional Luncheon (the first one ever hosted by NCEDA!) was a great success with over 75 members and regional leaders in attendance. This event, sponsored by Dominion Energy, was held at the Biltmore Estate last week.
Attendees heard welcoming remarks from two members of Dominion’s leadership team regarding their plans for future growth in North Carolina and the valuable leadership role the company plays in infrastructure, energy and economic development.
The luncheon presentations focused on the burgeoning hemp industry in North Carolina and the opportunity it brings for positive business impact across our state. The guest speaker was Blake Butler, Executive Director of the North Carolina Industrial Hemp Association. Attendees also heard from several other hemp industry representatives and had the opportunity to tour a local hemp processing facility.
Due to the high level of interest in this topic, we are considering planning another luncheon in the central or eastern part of the state that will feature speakers from the hemp industry. If you would be interested in attending this and learning more about hemp, please contact Liz (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we have a better idea of how many may be interested.