Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

Message from NCEDA President Patricia Mitchell

NCEDA’s engaged Board of Directors, along with our management team, recently gathered in Boone for a two-day strategic planning retreat. The conversations were candid as we considered long-term challenges and opportunities ahead for North Carolina’s economic development community.


Facilitated by Lee Anne Nance from our partners at Stewart, the retreat identified a handful of ideas for improving the organization’s legislative influence, professional development programs, conferences and membership retention efforts.


Common to all these objectives is the need to have all our members fully engaged in order to reach the association’s potential. Look to hear more about these goals in the months ahead. In the meantime, my thanks go out to our officers and directors, as well as Lee Anne, for making the retreat a valuable opportunity to exchange ideas on how we can continue making NCEDA the organization it needs to be.


Best wishes,