11/20/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Tuesday, November 24, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC), together with local chambers, economic development organizations and business owners, kicks off a series of eight regional roundtable events that will provide insight into the unique challenges and opportunities NC businesses have faced in light of the global pandemic.

The pandemic has been a challenge for everyone, but North Carolina businesses have found ways to be resilient and innovative – many in partnership with EDPNC. Whether through recruiting new industries and jobs, supporting the growth of existing businesses or helping manufacturers sell more exports, EDPNC is heavily involved in North Carolina’s economic recovery.

“At EDPNC, our mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life of all North Carolinians,” said Christopher Chung, chief executive officer of the EDPNC. “During natural and economic disasters, our team is on the front lines helping businesses adapt and operate. In 2020, our regional managers have been busier than ever connecting businesses with resources and answers needed to navigate this new normal. There are so many more we want to help.

“Over the course of our ‘Onward as One’ Roundtable Discussion series, my hope is business owners across the state will be encouraged by the success of their colleagues and learn how the EDPNC can support them through this challenging season and beyond.”

Chung will be joined at each one-hour roundtable by John Loyack, vice president of global business services for the EDPNC, as well as the regional EDPNC manager and leadership from local chambers, economic development organizations and business owners. Together, the regional hosts and panelists will highlight the resilience of local businesses in the region, as well as the critical resources available through EDPNC. Anyone invested in the economic future of North Carolina will want to attend these timely conversations.

WHAT:

“Onward as One” Roundtable Discussion

WHEN (noon – 1 p.m.):

Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Southeast Region. Click here to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 1 – North Central Region. Click here to register.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 – Northeast Region. Click here to register.

Thursday, Dec. 3 – South Central Region. Click here to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 8 – Piedmont-Triad Region. Click here to register.

Thursday, Dec. 10 – Southwest Region. Click here to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Northwest Region. Click here to register.

Thursday, Dec. 17 – Western Region. Click here to register.

WHERE:

All roundtables will be hosted virtually via Zoom Webinar.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is required for each event.

Media Contacts
Paige Burr, 703-303-0058
Mary Wilson, 919-717-0409