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 – Webinar] The Supply Chain for Economic Developers: Understanding North Carolina’s Competitive Advantage (Part I)
September 14 • 11 am – Noon
Note: A networking luncheon in Asheville was scheduled for September 14 but was postponed due to rising COVID cases. This luncheon will be held later in the program year.
[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
Mid-December (Date/Time TBD)
Mid-January (Date TBD) • Noon – 1:30 pm
Emerging Executives Forum
January 31 – February 1
Mid-February (Date TBD) • Noon – 1:30 pm
[Virtual] February Power Hour Networking + Partner Update
Late-February (Date TBD) • 4 – 5 pm
2022 Site Selectors Summit / Spring Conference
Late-March (Date/Time TBD)
Mid-April (Date TBD) • Noon – 1:30 pm
Late-April (Date/Time TBD)
Mid-May (Date/Time TBD)
[Virtual] May Power Hour Networking + Partner Update
Late-May (Date TBD) • 4 – 5 pm
2022 Annual Conference
Wrightsville Beach, NC