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  • A Key Milestone for MVP Southgate

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) regarding the proposed MVP Southgate project. The 421-page report marks a milestone for the initiative, which brings a major interstate natural gas pipeline to North Carolina. Federal regulators found the proposed......

  • Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

    NCEDA’s engaged Board of Directors, along with our management team, recently gathered in Boone for a two-day strategic planning retreat. The conversations were candid as we considered long-term challenges and opportunities ahead for North Carolina’s economic development community.   Facilitated by Lee Anne Nance from......

  • Education Linked to Economic Growth

    Quality education is the most effective business incentive North Carolina can offer in today’s economy, Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland told an audience of about 260 at Nash Community College. The event was sponsored by the Strategic Twin Counties Education Partnership (STEP). He pointed out two......

  • July ISM Manufacturing Index: Ongoing Growth, But Troubling Details

    The Institute of Supply Managers (ISM) Manufacturing Index fell to 51.2 percent in July, below consensus forecasts. The closely watched index now sits at its lowest level over the life of its current 35-month expansion streak (>50), with nine of the index’s 18 component industry......

  • NC is #1 in Economic Growth Potential, #3 in Biotech Strength

    Business Facilities magazine, the New Jersey-based publication for site selection professionals, is out with its annual business climate rankings, and North Carolina is getting high marks for economic growth potential, solar installation, Opportunity Zones and other measures. Overall, the state ranked among the top ten......

  • NCEDA Elects Randall Johnson As Vice President

    Randall Johnson has been elected vice president of N.C. Economic Development Association for 2019-2020, according to a news release.   Members of the association elected Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s southeastern regional office, by unanimous vote at its annual meeting in June.......

  • Chris Kouri Elected to the N.C. Economic Development Association Board of Directors

    Nexsen Pruet is pleased to announce Chris Kouri has been elected to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), the state’s preeminent economic development coalition. He is set to serve a three-year term, effective July 1, 2019, on the volunteer......

  • Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

    “Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought with ardor and attended to with diligence.” – Abigail Adams   Economic development is both a profession and a process, and it has grown increasingly complex in recent decades. Businesses navigate a complicated maze of......

  • Hallingse Elected To NCEDA Board

    Josh Hallingse, executive director of the Transylvania Economic Alliance, has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), a 700-member organization composed of economic development practitioners and their private allies and educational and governmental partners.   The Transylvania......

  • N.C. economic developers name new leaders

    The North Carolina Economic Development Association, which works to increase economic and business development throughout the state, elected Patricia Mitchell, an assistant professor of public administration at Appalachian State University, to serve as president from 2019-2020.   Business North Carolina: READ MORE...