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!

2020 Emerging Executives Forum

Dates: February 3-4
Location: Charlotte, NC

Registration will open for the 2020 Emerging Executives Forum in November. Contact Liz (888.246.2332 / liz@nceda.org) with any questions.

Previous Forums

2019 Emerging Executives Forum

Spaces, Places and Properties in Economic Development
Dates: January 28-29
Location: Rocky Mount Mills (1151 Falls Road – Rocky Mount)

Forum Materials: Agenda • Attendee List • Speaker Directory

Speaker Presentations: Tyler Mulligan (Notes Version)

Speaker Handouts: Burkemont Avenue Hotel • Northern Education District • UNC School of Government – DFI Overview


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.