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Feb 25, 2020

First in Future: State Board of Education Chair Eric Davis

Summary: This year, the Raleigh-based nonprofit Public School Forum has identified its top education issues to address, to take “immediate and intentional actions to provide each child a sound basic education.” This is a response to a lingering… 

Feb 18, 2020

First in Future: President of the state association of County Commissioners Kevin Austin

Summary: At our ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity Forum, we heard story after story of people who have access to broadband and how they’re doing amazing things with it. We also heard stories of people struggling to take full advantage… 

Feb 11, 2020

First in Future: Director of community engagement at Forward Wilkes LB Prevette

Summary: We all know people in our hometowns or neighborhoods who have a way of bringing people and ideas together in a community, big or small. Some may call them… 

Nov 12, 2019

First in Future: Mayor of Troy, North Carolina Sherri Allgood

Summary: Being a mayor is hard. How do you deal with a bypass that diverts traffic around your city? Will improvements to a struggling part of town affect property values… 

Sep 13, 2019

First in Future: President of Central Piedmont Community College Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer

Summary: Across North Carolina, our 58 community colleges are designed to be within a few minutes’ drive of every person in the state. They have a broad core suite of… 

Sep 9, 2019

First in Future: Director of UNC Charlotte Urban Institute Jeff Michael

Summary: Charlotte is a bigger city than Atlanta or Raleigh. It’s the 16th largest metro area in the country. It is the fastest growing city in the country for millennials… 

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… 

Apr 16, 2019

First in Future: Vice President for Resource Development and Partnerships at DHIC Yvette Holmes: Podcast 1 of 2

Summary: Rural areas can not get enough quality housing built. Urban areas have trouble finding land affordable enough in neighborhoods safe enough. An easy solution from a price point is… 

Apr 2, 2019

First in Future: Chief Executive Officer and President of MCNC Jean Davis

Summary: In 1985, the state of North Carolina jumped way ahead of most of the rest of the country. They asked a fledgling organization called the Microelectronics Center of North… 

Mar 19, 2019

First in Future: President and CEO of the NC East Alliance John Chaffee

Summary: This week’s First in Future guest, John Chaffee has a lifetime of stories about recruiting outside companies to relocate in eastern North Carolina. That’s what any economic developer does.…