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June 2015 – director’s newsletter

How Does Your County Rank?

Rarely a week goes by without a call from a community seeking support as its leaders plan for the future. Amid all the advice IEI might offer, perhaps the most important is “engage your youth.”

While surprising to some, this advice reflects squarely IEI’s practice of shining a light on opportunities for positive economic differentiation.

At the recent Emerging Issues Forum, Innovation Reconstructed, IEI released our 2015 North Carolina Civic Health Index report to emphasize the relationship between high levels of civic engagement and innovation in our contemporary economy. North Carolina’s current levels of civic engagement are just average, so it should surprise no one that our innovation ranking among states is also middle of the pack. Boosting civic engagement represents a great opportunity to differentiate North Carolina from our competitors.

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Past director’s Newsletters

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FAITH IN THE POWER OF CONNECTIONS

April 2015

SOME MISSING PLACES AND FACES

March 2015

FORUM NEXT STEPS: PRIORITIES FOR ENHANCING INNOVATION IN NC

February 2015

The 26 Day Countdown

January 2015

IEI’s Year(s) in Review

December 2014

SPACES FOR INNOVATION CHALLENGE

November 2014

AND THE 2015 EMERGING ISSUE FORUM IS…

October 2014

GLOBAL LEARNERS AND LEADERS

September 2014

AT THE HEART OF THE MATTER: IEI NEWSLETTER

August 2014

SHARE AN “AHA!,” WIN A TICKET: IEI NEWSLETTER

June 2014

SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE

May 2014

STRENGTHENING STEM WITH EVEN MORE OPPORTUNITIES

April 2014

CONNECTIONS AND CAPACITIES IN NC COMMUNITIES

March 2014

FROM TALK TO ACTION

February 2014

LISTEN, LEARN, AND LEAD

January 2014

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