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Tag: Emerging Issues Forum

Feb 13, 2023

2023 Emerging Issues Forum: “Talent First Economics”

The February 2022 Emerging Issues Forum will create the space to examine a key question: How can we close the educational attainment gap and achieve the myFutureNC goal of 2… 

Feb 25, 2022

Director’s Log | February 2022

Bringing Back the Blue Light Special Just down the road from IEI’s offices at NC State sits a hulking slab of 60’s style concrete with a giant “K” on the side… 

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Feb 25, 2022

2022 RFCAI Faith & Community Conference Summary and Upcoming Engagements

A recap of the Rural Faith Communities recent work and a look ahead to spring gatherings. 

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Feb 24, 2022

Key Messages from the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum

Prosperity for all, "careers for all" mindset, and relational work: IEI Assistant Director and forum lead Pat Cronin reflects on key takeaways from the 2022 Emerging Issues Forum that focused on educational attainment in NC. 

Jan 28, 2022

Director’s Log | January 2022

Responding to a Punch in the Face North Carolina’s educational attainment initiative, myFutureNC, is, and has been, in my opinion, the best organized, best imagined public policy initiative in our… 

Dec 21, 2021

Director’s Log | December 2021

A Christmas Pivot Note: In our October Digest Word from the Director, Leslie looked at the state’s emerging workforce challenge through a traditional economic development lens. This month, as we… 

Oct 29, 2021

Director’s Log | October 2021

Recovery Economy: The Best of Times; The Worst of Times At IEI these days, we’re spending a lot of time looking at tables and trendlines and econometric studies (more on… 

Feb 26, 2021

Director’s Log | February 2021

What Comes Next? Without thinking about it last week, I found myself whistling a tune after we finished our Emerging Issues Forum. I know the whistling was partly relief —… 

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Feb 2, 2021

First in Future: Sarah Langer Hall

In this episode of First in Future, we have the first five time guest, Sarah Langer Hall, the Institute for Emerging Issues Senior Policy and Program Manager. We talk with her about the 35th Emerging Issues Forum, which happens virtual over four days with a range of exciting guests. We learn how she pulls it all together, what she has learned along the way and attending this forum, what will we come away with. 

Jan 29, 2021

Director’s Log | January 2021

What Is This Glorious Mysterious Thing? One of the oldest stories in folklore is the tale of the blind men and the elephant. Each of them feels a different part…