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Aug 30, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | August 2022

A Different Kind of Workforce Analysis for North Carolina Okay, I admit it; I get easily excited about interesting data, especially when it comes to North Carolina’s workforce. I become… 

Jul 28, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | July 2022

State Budgets, Summer Camp, Students and More! The dog days of summer have arrived in North Carolina, bringing with them a newly passed state budget, planning for IEI’s third year… 

Jul 8, 2022

What Keeps NC Workforce Development Leaders Up at Night?

On May 18, 2022, IEI co-hosted the NC Association of Workforce Development Boards spring meeting. Workforce development professionals from across NC gathered virtually to learn about state workforce trends and share what they are seeing in their regions. 

Jun 29, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | June 2022

At IEI, we believe that local communities—with their traditions, sense of place, self-reliance, willingness to work, creativity, and history of coming together in tough times to solve big challenges—are the unit of change to spark action. 

May 25, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | May 2022

Talent First This month has seen the unofficial launch of our newest program of work focused on growing the state’s workforce. With recent support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration,… 

Apr 27, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | April 2022

A Time of New Beginnings For me, spring has always been a time of reflection and new opportunities. There is something about the longer days, warmer weather and vibrant colors… 

Mar 30, 2022

Q&A with Incoming Interim Director Sarah Langer Hall

IEI Director Leslie Boney interviews Senior Policy & Program Manager Sarah Langer Hall ahead of his retirement and her appointment to interim director next month. 

Jan 28, 2022

Join Us on TwosDay for IEI’s Better 2Gether Recognition

This coming 2/22/22 (what we're calling TwosDay) will be the last day with so much numerical consistency for nearly 90 years—until January 1, 2111. It’s as good a day as any to celebrate 22 people we believe are making NC Better 2Gether.