EDPNC CEO Christopher Chung Named to Federal Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council

May 26, 2022

Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE). Chung was appointed by United States Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo and will serve a two-year term beginning June 1, 2022. He is joined by 31 leaders from across the country in academics; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); business and nonprofits, among others.

NACIE is a federal advisory committee that advises Secretary Raimondo on ways the federal government can advance the nation’s economic growth through innovation, technology, job growth, business development and equity. The council’s first task is to develop a National Entrepreneurship Strategy that will establish the United States as the top nation in the world for startups, innovation and emerging technologies.

“North Carolina has seen immense economic development growth over the last few years, and Christopher has been leading that charge,” said Gene McLaurin, chairman of the EDPNC Board of Directors. “He will represent North Carolina well, and his knowledge and experience will be an asset to the council. I know I can speak on behalf of board when I say I am delighted he was appointed to NACIE.”

For more information on NACIE, visit https://eda.gov/oie/nacie/.