2020 Policy Series: Regional Economic Development Forum
Our Place in the Region
What: Regional Economic Development Forum presented by the Research Triangle Foundation
About the Forum: ”Our Place in the Region” is the third of five forums as part of the 2020 Policy Series. The purpose of this forum is to provide an economic development update and do so with a regional focus and forward-thinking approach.
Flow: We will hear from a half-dozen leaders as we consider our place in the region, essential industry and infrastructure opportunities and challenges before us, and key projects underway in our own backyard. The forum will include three discussion segments:
Segment 1: "Our Place in the Region," featuring RTP President and CEO Scott Levitan, who will share the RTP vision to bring the region together and a prescription for success.
Segment 2: "Our Industries and Infrastructure," featuring industry and infrastructure leaders - UNC Vice Chancellor for Research Terry Magnuson, UNC Hospitals President Janet Hadar, and Regional Transportation Alliance (RTA) Executive Director Joe Milazzo - who will all speak to current initiatives, impacts on the region, and our opportunities and challenges ahead.
Segment 3: "Our Own Backyard," featuring elected officials and economic development leaders - Chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners Penny Rich, Communication Specialist for the Chatham County Economic Development Corporation Ann Fitts, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, and Carrboro Mayor Pro-Tem Barbara Foushee - who will share key project updates.
Logistics: This will be a virtual forum via zoom video conferencing. Please register to receive the link. This forum is free for Chamber and Carrboro Business Alliance members, and $15 for guests.About the Policy Series: Coordinated by The Chamber's Government Affairs Committee, the 2020 Policy Series includes five forums which feature influential guest speakers who address timely topics related to the economy, economic development, public policy, and local elections. The 2020 Policy Series is sponsored by Durham Tech, Duke Energy, and Silverspot Cinema.
Background: Read the takeaways from the Economic Development Forum in 2019.
Contact: For questions about content, contact Chamber VP for External Affairs Katie Loovis. For questions about logistics, contact Chamber Director of Programs and Communications Vanessa Watson.
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