2021 Critical Issues Series: Local Economic Development (Towns & Downtowns)
Thursday, May 27, 2021 (8:30 AM - 10:00 AM) (EDT)
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What: The Local Economic Development Forum coordinated by The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro and presented by 97.9 The Hill & Chapelboro.com, Duke Energy, and Durham Technical Community College
When: Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 8:30am-10:00am
Where: Zoom (Register to get the link)
About the Forum: What does it mean and what does it take to have a thriving community? This forum will look closely at economic development in Chapel Hill and Carrboro and unpack what's underway, why it matters, and what we can expect going forward.
Speakers: The forum will include a special welcome from Orange County Commissioner Sally Greene followed by presentations and a panel discussion with local economic development experts:
- Aaron Nelson, President & CEO, The Chamber For a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro
- Dwight Bassett, Director of Economic Development, Town of Chapel Hill
- Matt Gladdek, Executive Director, Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
- Sheryl Waddell, Interim Director, Economic Development, Innovate Carolina, UNC-Chapel Hill
- Jon Hartman-Brown, Director of Economic Development, Town of Carrboro
About the Critical Issues Series: Coordinated by the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee, the 2021 Critical Issues Series (formerly known as the Policy Series) includes ten forums and features influential guest speakers who address timely topics for Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro related to the economy, economic development, public policy, and elections.
Contact: For questions, contact Katie Loovis, Vice President of External Affairs for The Chamber at (919) 696-0781 (cell) or KLoovis@carolinachamber.org.
Free for Chamber members
$15 for non-members
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