Thursday, October 24, 2013

Commerce Secretary Showcases NC Metro Areas

 Article Courtesy Piedmont Triad Partnership

RALEIGH, N.C. -- North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker is working with presidents of the state's three urban regional development partnerships in a concerted push to promote North Carolina to national location advisors and business media. Their initial plans call for visits with site-selection consultants and journalists in New York City in mid-November.

"It's exciting to see our largest economic regions coming together, and I'm eager to collaborate in their efforts," Secretary Decker said. Plans call for her personal participation with the presidents of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Piedmont Triad Partnership and Research Triangle Regional Partnership in a series of outreach events in coming months. The four will promote business opportunities in North Carolina, specifically how economic assets along the "crescent" that connects Charlotte, the Triad and Raleigh-Durham can support the needs of growing, cutting-edge firms. "The high-wage jobs and high-dollar investments that power our major metro areas are the fuel for North Carolina's overall economic revival - moving the needle for us in the near-term as we reconsider the longer-range infrastructure and workforce needs of our state," Decker said. More here.

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