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Tag: Economic Development

Aug 21, 2019

Family Success Centers: Putting Down Roots in Greensboro

For the upcoming ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity forum on Oct. 15 in Charlotte, the Institute for Emerging Issues has chosen five community initiatives from throughout North Carolina that will share… 

Aug 20, 2019

IEI Takeaways: Tackling the Skills Gap, One Barrier at a Time

Here at the Institute for Emerging Issues, we find ourselves engaged in a number of conversations surrounding key issues in our state. We read, research and discuss a myriad of… 

Aug 13, 2019

First in Future: Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at Appalachian State Matt Dull and Entrepreneur Ged Moody

Summary: Many people in NC think we’ve forgotten how to talk to each other. That’s why the Institute for Emerging Issues is taking part in the Civic Conversations Project with… 

Jul 30, 2019

First in Future: President of the NC Economic Development Association Dr. Pat Mitchell

Summary: Dr. Pat Mitchell has spent her career thinking about how to make NC a better state. She has been an economic developer, a county manager, head of rural development… 

Jun 18, 2019

First in Future: Head of the Belk Center for Community College Leadership and Research at NC State Audrey Jaeger

Summary:  One of the most exciting public policy projects going on in North Carolina is the report of the My Future NC Commission. It is a report setting an “attainment… 

May 14, 2019

First in Future: President of the Statesville Chamber of Commerce Shannon Viera

Summary: The growing economy is causing business challenges across the state as communities scramble to attract talented people from other places to work there, and to make sure the people… 

Feb 12, 2019

Population Deconcentration and Job Growth in North Carolina

Local economic development policies are often oriented toward stimulating employment growth.  The measuring stick most commonly used for gauging the success of a particular municipal or county development effort –… 

Jan 29, 2019

First in Future: Executive Director for the Triangle J Council of Governments Lee Worsley

Summary: “When an urban area wins, it ends up being a victory for the entire state, when a rural area struggles, it is a concern for the whole state”. That is… 

Jan 24, 2019

First in Future: Policy and Program Manager for the Institute for Emerging Issues Maggie Woods

Summary: The ReCONNECT to Community Impact Report provides a synopsis of the ReCONNECT to Community Forum and provides key statements, findings, readings and further steps for reconnection of civic engagement in… 

Nov 20, 2018

First in Future: Explore Elkin Jeff Eidison

Summary:  What makes a small town thrive? Downtowns where people come together to see each other and do things. Their story and what makes their town special, and they’re proud…