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October 9: Welcome    

The Casso Hotel: Check-in available starting at 4:00PM

603 W Morgan St, Raleigh   |   (984) 275-2220  |

7:00PM      Dinner: Rooftop, The Willard

9 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh – located in the AC Hotel Raleigh Downtown    


October 10: Raleigh        

Breakfast: Available at Good Day Good Night starting at 7:00AM

10:00AM    Meet in lobby for walk to Jiddi Space at Sitti

137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh    

10:30AM    Panel: Regional Collaboration        

  • Adrienne Cole, President and CEO, Raleigh Chamber    

  • Michael Haley, Executive Director, Wake County Economic Development
    Senior Vice President, Economic Development, Raleigh Chamber

  • Geoff Durham, President and CEO, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce        

11:45AM    Panel: North Carolina Quality of Life on the Ballot            

  • Bryan Fox, Vice President of Public Policy, Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce    

  • Andrew Blackburn, Vice President of Government Affairs, Raleigh Chamber

  • Matt Smith, VP, Development + Strategic Partnerships, Wake Technical Community College

12:45PM    Downtown Revitalization

  • Bill King, President and CEO, Downtown Raleigh Alliance    

1:30PM      Lunch: Jiddi Space Courtyard

137 S Wilmington St, Raleigh    


2:15PM      Panel: Workforce Development and Talent Attraction

  • Haley Waxman, Strategic Marketing Manager, Wake County Economic Development     

  • Keisha Demps, Partnership Developer, Office of Partnerships, North Carolina State University

  • Barbara Brothers, Business Engagement Director, Capital Area Workforce Development, Wake County    

  • Keith Poston, President, WakeED Partnership


3:15PM      Break        

5:30PM      Meet in lobby for walk to Raleigh Times    

14 E Hargett St, Raleigh  |


6:00pm      Reception & Dinner: The Raleigh Times



October 11: Durham        

Breakfast: Available at Good Day Good Night starting at 7:00AM

8:30AM      Meet in lobby for bus to Durham

9:30AM      Tour: American Tobacco Campus

300 Blackwell St #104, Durham  |

  • Adam Klein, Director of Strategy, Capitol Broadcasting Company             


10:45AM    Equitable Economic Development

114 W Parrish St, Durham   |

  • Kevin Price, President & CEO, National Institute of Economic Development


12:00PM    Tour: American Underground

201 W Main St, Durham  |

  • Tim Scales, Executive Director, American Underground    


12:45PM    Lunch: Durham Food Hall

530 Foster St Suite 1, Durham    


2:00PM      Tour: Frontier RTP - Research Triangle Park

800 Park Offices Dr, Research Triangle  |

  • Ray Trapp, Vice President of Strategic Engagement, Research Triangle Park

  • Thom Ruhe, President, NC IDEA            


3:30PM      Return bus to The Casso Hotel             


5:45PM      Meet in lobby for bus to The Bridge Club


6:00PM      Dinner: The Bridge Club

105 W Hargett St, Raleigh 


8:15PM      Optional bus back to The Casso Hotel

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