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Emerging Issues Forums

People, Knowledge and Resources

The Institute's roots reach back to 1986. The Emerging Issues Forum is an annual gathering of international, national and statewide thought leaders and stakeholders who discuss challenges and opportunities for North Carolina. 


The first year the Emerging Issues Forum convened state leaders on “The Challenge of Innovation and Competition.”


The number of community projects highlighted during IEI’s ReCONNECT NC initiative.


The number of key speakers at the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum.

Register for the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum

“Talent First Economics”
February 13, 2023
Raleigh, NC

I have attended and been involved with the Institute every year since the beginning. This is a great organization where creative thinking mixes with business and entrepreneurs. I have seen ideas being presented and then formed into policy and used to create jobs and opportunities.

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Mark Fleming

Vice President of Government Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (retired)

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