Smith Anderson to Lead NCEDA Lobbying Efforts
Raleigh-based Smith Anderson Law Firm is serving as NCEDA government relations counsel effective February 1. The organization engaged Smith Anderson’s services after a lengthy search that began in early December. “The Search Committee and our Board of Directors believe Smith Anderson is the best match for NCEDA as our organization comes together to navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead for economic development policy,” said Lawrence Bivins, NCEDA’s managing director for policy and public affairs. “Smith Anderson brings a strong bipartisan reputation and rich network of contacts throughout North Carolina’s legislative and executive branches.” The firm is a longtime supporter of NCEDA and an ally of economic development organizations at the local, regional and state levels.