Author:Sarah Bernart

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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New Officers and Director Rise to Leadership Ranks

NCEDA members have elected new leadership for the coming year. Effective July 1, Dr. Patricia Mitchell will be the organization’s President for the coming year. Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Justice Studies at Appalachian State University and a...

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Message from NCEDA President Mark Pope

Partnerships Advance Our Mission   Economic developers know that success doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Results come about when people and organizations pull together in common cause. To embrace any given opportunity, we assemble the right players – leaders who possess the tools, clout and know-how to...

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