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  • Business Development Manager Of Brunswick BID Featured In NCEDA Profile

    An official with Brunswick Business and Industry Development was chosen to be featured in the N.C. Economic Development Association’s most recent emerging executives profile.   Kevin Lackey, business development manager of Brunswick BID, was featured in the profile of the Spring 2018 newsletter titled “Developments,”......

  • NCEDA members elect Randall Johnson secretary-treasurer for 2018-19

    Randall Johnson was elected to serve as secretary-treasurer of the N.C. Economic Development Association for 2018-2019.   Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s Southeastern Regional Office, began his role on July 1. He joined N.C. Economic Development Association’s (NCEDA) board of directors in......

  • Burke Development CEO elected to board

    MORGANTON — The North Carolina Economic Development Association has elected new leaders for 2018-19, and Alan Wood, president and CEO of Burke Development Inc., will serve a three-year term on the group’s board of directors.   NCEDA is the state’s leading membership organization for economic......

  • McDowell’s WorkFORCE Wellness gets statewide attention

    McDowell County’s WorkFORCE Wellness program will be one of the highlights of an upcoming statewide conference about rural economic development.   Local economic developers and civic leaders from more than 65 counties in North Carolina will gather Thursday, July 12 through Friday, July, 13 to......

  • Amazon HQ2 process turns site selection on its head, says NCEDA

    The public way Amazon has carried out its process for choosing its coveted HQ2, “Has turned site selection on its head,” says Lawrence Bivins, managing director for policy and public affairs with the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA).   “It’s been a public search,......

  • Mount Holly woman appointed to state economic board

    A Gaston County woman has been named to a state panel that advocates for North Carolina as a prime destination for economic investment.   Julie Roper of Mount Holly is one of two new appointees to the North Carolina Economic Development Association, which in June......

  • Wetherington named to development board

    Wilson native Ryan Wetherington will serve a three-year term on the North Carolina Economic Development Association board of directors.   The NCEDA describes itself as the state’s leading membership organization for economic development practitioners and their public and private partners and allies. Its members elected......

  • New NCEDA president talks JDIG, Toyota, opportunities

    Mark Pope, the newly elected president of the N.C. Economic Development Association, has high expectations for job creators in the state.   “We’re busier than ever,” he says. “But you know, that can always shift. Economic winds can change in a hurry. We’ve just got to make sure we’re......

  • Former Ashe County Manager Pat Mitchell elected VP of NC Economic Development Ass’n

    Raleigh — The membership of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA) has elected Dr. Patricia Mitchell, an assistant professor and interim director of the MPA program at Appalachian State University, vice president of the 52-year-old association. NCEDA is the state’s leading membership organization for......

  • Annual Meeting Explores Asia-Related FDI

    Over 330 NCEDA members and guests descended on the Holiday Inn Resort last week in Wrightsville Beach for the organization’s 2018 Annual Conference. The event, presented by LeChase Construction, featured speakers and panels surrounding the theme of “Working Globally. Flourishing Locally.” The gathering also included......