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.

2017-2018 Events


Fall Conference
Oct 17-18, 2017
Renaissance Asheville
Asheville, NC

Networking Luncheon
December 7, 2017
Raleigh, NC

Emerging Executives Forum
January 22-23, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Networking Luncheon
February 15, 2018
Raleigh, NC

MidWinter Conference
March 13-14, 2018
Pinehurst Resort
Pinehurst, NC

Legislative Day
May 23, 2018
Raleigh, NC

Annual Conference
June 12-14, 2018
Holiday Inn Resort
Wrightsville Beach, NC

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