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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 2013 and...

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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 development practitioners...

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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 discuss approaches...

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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 elected new...

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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 Wetherington by...

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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 ready for...

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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...

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NC Gets High Ranking For Low Business Tax Burden

After ranking #5 in the nation for the last four years, North Carolina has jumped to #3 in terms of the appeal of its business-tax structure, according to Anderson Economic Group. The firm’s rankings consider 11 categories of taxes paid by business. “North Carolina is...

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