July 2019

NC is #1 in Economic Growth Potential, #3 in Biotech Strength

Business Facilities magazine, the New Jersey-based publication for site selection professionals, is out with its annual business climate rankings, and North Carolina is getting high marks for economic growth potential, solar installation, Opportunity Zones and other measures. Overall, the state ranked among the top ten...

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NCEDA Elects Randall Johnson As Vice President

Randall Johnson has been elected vice president of N.C. Economic Development Association for 2019-2020, according to a news release.   Members of the association elected Johnson, executive director of the N.C. Biotechnology Center’s southeastern regional office, by unanimous vote at its annual meeting in June. He joined...

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Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

“Learning is not attained by chance; it must be sought with ardor and attended to with diligence.” - Abigail Adams   Economic development is both a profession and a process, and it has grown increasingly complex in recent decades. Businesses navigate a complicated maze of factors on their...

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Hallingse Elected To NCEDA Board

Josh Hallingse, executive director of the Transylvania Economic Alliance, has been elected to the board of directors of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA), a 700-member organization composed of economic development practitioners and their private allies and educational and governmental partners.   The Transylvania Times: READ...

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N.C. economic developers name new leaders

The North Carolina Economic Development Association, which works to increase economic and business development throughout the state, elected Patricia Mitchell, an assistant professor of public administration at Appalachian State University, to serve as president from 2019-2020.   Business North Carolina: READ MORE...

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