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Mar 28, 2024

Director’s Log | March 2024

March is almost over and while some of our brackets may be busted, our team alliances remain deep. The same could be said for our views on today’s political landscape. … 

Mac Sims (center), President of East Greensboro Now, discusses how Guilford County must be able to adapt to the continued growth and economic desirability of the region.

Mar 28, 2024

Clean Energy, AI and Growth: Guilford County Workforce Leaders Hold Action Meeting on Jobs of the Future

Guilford County's continued growth and workforce opportunities was the central theme at the “Jobs of the Future: Guilford County Workforce Action Meeting” that took place on March 20 in High Point. 

Mar 12, 2024

Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) Is Building A Talent Pipeline For Years to Come

Since 2016, the Guilford Apprenticeship Partners (GAP) program has provided approximately 100 Guilford County high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to “earn and learn” by gaining paid work experience while receiving their associates degree on full scholarship.  

Feb 29, 2024

Director’s Log | February 2024

On behalf of the Institute for Emerging Issues, I want to thank everyone who made the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum an outstanding event! From the insights and expertise of our… 

Feb 22, 2024

Emerging Issues Forum Explores Financial Resilience for NC Families

IEI held the 2024 Emerging Issues Forum on the topic of household financial resilience on Feb. 13 in Raleigh. Nearly 400 attendees from across the state gathered to examine and discuss how NC families can withstand and recover from economic challenges. 

A group of people sit at tables in a classroom setting

Jan 23, 2024

Cape Fear Community Cohort Team Brings Regional Leaders Together to Support Opportunity Youth

On December 13, 2023, youth program leaders and industry professionals from Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties gathered at Brunswick Community College in Leland for the Four-County Regional Conversation on Opportunity Youth - a meeting of leaders with the shared goal of better connecting young adults to employment and upward economic mobility. 

A man speaks into a microphone at the front of a room. In the background, several people sit at a table listening.

Sep 25, 2023

Community Cohort Team Discusses Engaging with Underutilized Workers in Eastern NC

Members of the Eastern Carolina Region community team engaged in dialogue with businesses, community leaders, and individual job-seekers, at a regional action planning meeting in Snow Hill on September 13. 

Aug 23, 2023

Director’s Log | August 2023

Once again, summer has gone by in a flash and it’s time to welcome students back to campus. This year, IEI was invited to greet incoming graduate students at NC State’s… 

A map of North Carolina with counties highlighted that are included in the Talent First Economics community cohort

Sep 1, 2022

Talent First Economics Community Cohort Announced

IEI announces the five regional teams that will make up the Talent First Economics community cohort. The cohort will serve as a peer learning network for the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum to increase collaboration among workforce, economic and community development leaders to ensure their regions are better equipped to grow their workforce, with a focus on underrepresented workers.