NCEDA members have many opportunities to expand their knowledge and sharpen their professional skills at conferences and other events throughout the year.
NCEDA conferences are built around content-rich learning sessions focused on practical topics, such as workforce development and attraction, site development, trends in business incentives, legislative action, career development and community marketing and branding. They also provide opportunities to meet with peers from throughout the state, as well as with connections in real estate, site selection, and corporate management. Attendees leave with information and contacts that will allow them to better serve their communities.
Networking luncheons provide a convenient way to make and renew connections with other economic development professionals and for informal sharing and learning. Participation is an excellent way to raise one’s professional profile in the North Carolina economic development community.
The event schedule for our 2021-22 program year is listed below, but please note that this calendar may change due to safety protocols and the ability or inability to host in-person meetings. We will update NCEDA members as any modifications need to be made.
[Virtual – Webinar] What Lies Ahead for the Economy: A View from the Federal Reserve
August 25 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
[Virtual] September Power Hour Networking + Partner Update from myFuture NC
September 28 • 4 – 5 pm
2021 Fall Conference
Networking Luncheon + NC Ports Tour (Part III of the Supply Chain Series)
November 16 • Noon – 4 pm
December 2 • Noon – 1:30 pm
[Virtual – Webinar] From Campus to Commerce: University Leadership in Economic Development
December 14 • 11 am – Noon
[Virtual] Emerging Executives Forum
[Virtual – Webinar] From Campus to Commerce Part II: University Leadership in Economic Development
February 3 • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
February 24 • Noon – 1:30 pm
[Virtual – Webinar] Data Trends and Tools: Finding Your Path to Workforce Innovation
March 3 • 11 am – Noon
2022 Site Selectors Summit / Spring Conference
April 8 • Noon – 1:30 pm
April 21 • Noon – 1:30 pm
April 28 • Noon – 1:30 pm
June 8 • 7:30 – 8:30 am
2022 Annual Conference
Wrightsville Beach, NC