What Our Sponsors Have to Say

The organizations that provide sponsorships of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), and our events represent a broad array of sectors and interests. Each has its own reason for supporting our efforts to promote economic development and build the skills of economic development professionals in our state.

We frequently hear from our sponsors about the reasons they support the NCEDA and the benefits they receive as a result of that support.

Anna Lea Moore, Vice President for Economic Development
North Carolina Railroad Company – Raleigh, NC

“Our patron sponsorship is a convenient way to support and salute our partners across North Carolina’s economic development community. Working closely with NCEDA also gives us ongoing opportunities to keep partners informed of new programs and strategies. Relationships are the heart of our business, and NCEDA is the ideal venue to make and sustain professional contacts who share our commitment to bringing new jobs, businesses and investment to North Carolina.”

Brenda Daniels, Manager, Economic Development
ElectriCities of N.C., Inc. – Raleigh, NC

“I have been a member of NCEDA for quite some time.  The professionalism and quality of the information to the members makes it a great organization.  The value that we receive far outweighs the cost.  That’s why I am still a member – there is nothing like networking and relationship building!”

John Nelms, Senior Economic Development Manager
Duke Energy – North Carolina

“Duke Energy is committed to supporting economic development in North Carolina.  NCEDA provides the perfect forum for local, state, regional, and ally partners to convene, and work toward a common goal of increasing the economic vitality of the state.”

Colleen Walton, Marketing Strategist
Brand Acceleration, Inc – Orlando, FL

“As sponsors of NCEDA, we are able to benefit greatly from proximity to economic development professionals and site location consultants. We leave every event with a handful of leads that often turn into successful business partnerships. Our sponsorship has also allowed us to form exclusive relationships with members of the NCEDA board. These relationships have become an invaluable resource for information that make us even better marketers.”

Ernest C. Pearson
Nexsen Pruet, LLC – Raleigh, NC

“My membership in NCEDA is THE most valuable professional affiliation I have in my economic development law practice and consulting activities.  The relationships I have built up through my activities with the Association provides a constant feed of good clients.  So I very seldom miss attending conferences and have been rewarded many times over for the time I have spent in leadership positions.”