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Emerging Issues Forum

Feb 28, 2023

Director’s Log | February 2023

On Monday, Feb. 13, only a few hours after the end of the “big game,” IEI’s own dedicated team opened the doors of the NC State University McKimmon Center and officially… 

Jan 25, 2023

Director’s Log | January 2023

Help Wanted: Join Our Team of Change Agents A new year marks new beginnings, and I’m excited to start 2023 as the next director of the Institute for Emerging Issues.… 

Jan 20, 2023

Agenda Announced for the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum, Talent First Economics

Attendees at the 2023 Emerging Issues Forum will hear directly from speakers and panels about real measures that can break down barriers faced by workers so they can connect with meaningful employment. 

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Oct 19, 2022

Talent First Economics Community Cohort Completes First in Series of Workforce Development Trainings

IEI's Talent First Economics community cohort gathered for the start of the NC Workforce Development Leadership Initiative on Oct. 10-11 in Raleigh.  

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. 

Feb 21, 2022

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… 

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…