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Talent First Economics

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… 

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. 

Aug 30, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | August 2022

A Different Kind of Workforce Analysis for North Carolina Okay, I admit it; I get easily excited about interesting data, especially when it comes to North Carolina’s workforce. I become… 

Jul 28, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | July 2022

State Budgets, Summer Camp, Students and More! The dog days of summer have arrived in North Carolina, bringing with them a newly passed state budget, planning for IEI’s third year… 

Jul 8, 2022

What Keeps NC Workforce Development Leaders Up at Night?

On May 18, 2022, IEI co-hosted the NC Association of Workforce Development Boards spring meeting. Workforce development professionals from across NC gathered virtually to learn about state workforce trends and share what they are seeing in their regions. 

Jun 29, 2022

Interim Director’s Log | June 2022

At IEI, we believe that local communities—with their traditions, sense of place, self-reliance, willingness to work, creativity, and history of coming together in tough times to solve big challenges—are the unit of change to spark action. 

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Jun 22, 2022

North Carolina Workforce Development Leadership Initiative Launches This Fall

Units across NC State University, in collaboration with the NCWorks Commission and the NC Association of Workforce Development Boards, will launch the NC Workforce Development Leadership Initiative this fall. 

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May 25, 2022

Welcome to Practitioner-in-Residence Philip Cooper

Get to know Change Agent Philip Cooper through this Q&A!