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October 10: RALEIGH

10:30 AM 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

11:45 AM Panel: 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

12:45 PM Downtown Recovery and Growth

Bill King, President and CEO, Downtown Raleigh Alliance

Presentation: Downtown Raleigh Alliance

2:15 PM Panel: Workforce and Talent Development

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

October 11: DURHAM

9:30 AM Tour: American Tobacco Campus

300 Blackwell St #104, Durham |

Adam Klein, Director of Strategy, Capitol Broadcasting Company


10:45 AM Equitable Economic Development

114 W Parrish St, Durham |

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


12:00 PM Tour: American Underground

201 W Main St, Durham |

• Tim Scales, Executive Director, American Underground

2:00 PM 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

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