First in Future: Chief Executive Officer and President of the Piedmont Triad Partnership Stan Kelly

Summary: A new word to learn is agglomeration; the trend toward increasing concentration of people and jobs in more centralized regions. North Carolina is seeing this as the major metropolitan areas, in general, are growing more quickly than the average rural areas. It’s a cause of concern for some people, but it can also be an advantage when big regions work together.That is what this week’s First in Future guest is working towards. Stan Kelly is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Piedmont Triad Partnership, which helps market the Triad and the surrounding counties to big companies seeking to relocate. The PTP is helping to lead a group of 4 gigantic industrial sites and the counties that surround them in a joint marketing effort called Carolina Core. Stan Kelly’s position is that in the competition for very big industrial projects, size matters, and if counties can band together, “A win for one is a win for all.”

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