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.

2022-2023 Events


[Webinar] Re-Stocking NC’s Product Inventory Part II: Building Community Support for Product Development
August 31 • 10 – 11 am

Networking Luncheon
September 13 • Noon – 1:30 pm
Charlotte, NC

2022 Fall Conference
October 3-4
Asheville, NC

Networking Luncheon
November 4 • Noon – 1:30 pm
Wilmington, NC

[Webinar] Re-Stocking NC’s Product Inventory Part III: Site Identification
November 17 • 1 – 2 pm

Networking Luncheon
December 1 • Noon – 1:30 pm
Raleigh, NC

[Webinar] Building Strong and Resilient Businesses, Families and Communities
December 7 • 11 am – Noon

Emerging Executives Forum
February 2-3
Winston-Salem, NC

[Webinar] New Markets Tax Credit 101
February 9 • 10 – 11 am

Networking Luncheon
February 15 • Noon – 1:30 pm
Greenville, NC

[Webinar] Re-Stocking NC’s Product Inventory Part IV: Technical Issues and Due Diligence
February 22 • 1 – 2 pm

2023 Spring Conference
March 7-8
Pinehurst, NC

[Webinar] Market Forecast
March 23 • 10 – 11 am

Legislative Day
March 29
Raleigh, NC

Networking Luncheon
April 20 • Noon – 1:30 pm
Asheville, NC

[Webinar] Re-Stocking NC’s Product Inventory Webinar Part V: Legal Structure and Partnership Models
May 2 • 10 – 11 am

Networking Luncheon
May 24 • Noon – 1:30 pm
High Point, NC

[Virtual – Webinar]
Early June TBD

2023 Annual Conference
June 27-29
Wilmington, NC


2023-2024 Events


2023 Fall Conference
October 9-10
Asheville, NC

2024 Spring Conference
March 5-6
Pinehurst, NC

Click HERE to learn more about NCEDA sponsorship opportunities!
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith (888.246.2332 or for more details.