Events for Economic Development Professionals

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.

2018-2019 Events

Fall Conference
Oct 14-16, 2018
Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC

Regional Luncheon
October 23, 2018
Rocky Mount Mills
Rocky Mount, NC

FDI Networking Luncheon & Product Development Workshop
December 6, 2018
Capital City Club
Raleigh, NC

Emerging Executives Forum
January 28-29, 2019
Rocky Mount Mills
Rocky Mount, NC

Spring Conference (formerly MidWinter)
March 12-13, 2019
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, NC

Legislative Breakfast
April 16, 2019
NC Legislative Cafeteria
Raleigh, NC

Annual Conference
June 11-13, 2019
Beaufort Hotel
Beaufort, NC


2019-2020 Events

Fall Conference
October 29-30, 2019
Renaissance Asheville Hotel
Asheville, NC

Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith at 888.246.2332 or for more details.