FutureWork Prosperity Tour


With increased automation from technology and demographic shift, job losses could be 5x larger than the 2008 recession. How can we prepare today to create enough good jobs for tomorrow?

The Institute for Emerging Issues took to the open roads this summer, embarking on the FutureWork Prosperity Tour, a statewide bus tour across each of North Carolina’s eight regional Prosperity Zones!

Attend the FutureWork Prosperity Tour stop in your region and want to obtain a copy of your region-specific Powerpoint presentation? Or miss out and want to learn more?
Select the slideshow from your region below.

If you are interested in continuing the FutureWork conversation in your community, be sure to sign up for this FutureWork-specific listserv. We’ll share updates and resources, so stay tuned! [/kml_flashembed]

For county-specific data, view the FutureWork Disruption Index.

We landed at area schools, universities, and businesses—specifically to hear from you and your community leaders about the future of work in your community! We shared key insights from IEI’s 31st Annual Emerging Issues Forum, FutureWork, and relevant jobs data from our FutureWork Disruption Index for North Carolina. More importantly, we asked for your feedback on key strategies to ensure a skilled workforce in an ever-expanding technological era. Your input will continue to be critical in helping to inform meaningful pathways forward for our leaders in government, nonprofits and industry.

PrintLGFCUIn partnership with Duke Energy Foundation and the Local Government Federal Credit Union, IEI visited a town near you!


Prosperity Zone:

In partnership with:
May 17 Southwest Region (includes Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

June 7 Sandhills (South Central) Region (includes Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, and Scotland Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

June 22 North Central Region (includes Chatham, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Nash, Orange, Person, Vance, Wake, Warren, and Wilson Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

June 23 Piedmont-Triad (Central) Region (includes Alamance, Caswell, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, and Yadkin Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

June 28 Southeast Region (includes Brunswick, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, and Wayne Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

Southeast Region Partners
June 30 Northeast Region (includes Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

July 7 Northwest Region (includes Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, McDowell, Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

July 8 Western Region (includes Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, and Transylvania Counties)

(Agenda | Fact Sheet | Slideshow)

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Selected photos:

2016 FutureWork Prosperity Tour

FutureWork Media Highlights: