Learn and Network with Other Young Professionals in Economic Development

NCEDA’s Emerging Executive Initiative is designed to deepen the knowledge of young economic developers, increase their familiarity with other aspects of economic development and policymaking in North Carolina, participate in focused professional educational opportunities, and forge connections with their peers in our state’s economic development circles.

If you’re at the beginning of your economic development career, don’t miss these opportunities to become a more effective and confident professional!

2019 Emerging Executives Forum
Dates: January 28-29
Location: Rocky Mount Mills (1151 Falls Road – Rocky Mount)


Member Registration Rate:  $85
Non-Member Registration Rate:  $125

The Forum will address opportunities and challenges in real estate development, reuse and place-making. The program will include experts from education, government, the real estate industry and consulting community. NCEDA’s Emerging Executives program is ideal for economic development professionals of all ages who have five or fewer years of experience in the profession.


Monday, January 28
7 – 9 pm:  Welcoming Reception (heavy hors d’oeuvres – included in registration fee)

Tuesday, January 29
8:30 am – 1:15 pm: General Session (includes continental breakfast, strong programming and lunch)
1:15 pm: Adjourn
1:15 – 2 pm: Optional Tour of Rocky Mount Mills

Sponsorship opportunities are available! Contact Liz (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) for more information.

NCEDA has a block of rooms at the Courtyard by Marriott (250 Gateway Boulevard in Rocky Mount) for the night of Monday, January 28. Our discounted group rate is $94+ per night, and the deadline is January 11. Click HERE to make your reservation. If this link does not work, call the hotel directly at 252.451.4800 and request the NCEDA group rate.

Previous Forums

2018 Emerging Executives Forum
Rules of Engagement: Maximizing Your Government Relations
Date: January 22-23
Location: Raleigh, NC
Forum Materials: Agenda • Attendee List
Speaker Presentations: Rep. Jason Saine • John White

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