Events for Economic Development Professionals

NCEDA members have many opportunities to expand their knowledge and sharpen their professional skills at conferences and other events throughout the year.

NCEDA conferences are built around content-rich learning sessions focused on practical topics, such as workforce development and attraction, site development, trends in business incentives, legislative action, career development and community marketing and branding. They also provide opportunities to meet with peers from throughout the state, as well as with connections in real estate, site selection, and corporate management. Attendees leave with information and contacts that will allow them to better serve their communities.

Networking luncheons provide a convenient way to make and renew connections with other economic development professionals and for informal sharing and learning. Participation is an excellent way to raise one’s professional profile in the North Carolina economic development community.

2019-2020 Events

Networking Luncheon
September 26, 2019
City Club Wilmington
Wilmington, NC

Fall Conference
October 29-30, 2019
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Asheville, NC

Networking Luncheon
December 5, 2019
City Club Raleigh
Raleigh, NC

Networking Luncheon
January 28, 2020
Revolution Mill
Greensboro, NC

Emerging Executives Forum
February 3-4, 2020
Charlotte, NC

Spring Conference
March 24-25, 2020
Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Legislative Day
May 5, 2020
Cancelled Due to COVID-19

Annual Conference
August 25-27, 2020
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC
Postponed Due to COVID-19 (originally scheduled to be held in June 2020)


2020-2021 Events

NC Site Selectors Summit / Fall Conference
October 25-27, 2020
Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC

Spring Conference
March 16-17, 2021
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, NC

Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith at 888.246.2332 or for more details.