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Workforce development, entrepreneurship are growing priorities for public research universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has released a policy blueprint titled “Advancing University-Engaged Economic and Social Prosperity” highlighting how public universities and the federal government can collaborate in workforce readiness, innovation and community-based economic development. “Research and education have always opened doors...

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AT $1 TRILLION, AMAZON SHOULD FEAR REGULATORS MORE THAN RIVALS

Amazon accounts for nearly half of all e-commerce in the US, and the Seattle-based company recently reached $1 trillion in market capitalization. Both Google and China’s Alibaba could dent Amazon’s growth, but the company’s biggest challenge may come from governments that are concerned about Amazon’s...

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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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