NC economic development officials headed to NYC to tout state’s metro areas

10/22/2013 11:13 AM

10/22/2013 11:14 AM

North Carolina Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker and the heads of the state’s three urban regional development partnerships plan to visit New York City next month to meet with site-selection consultants and journalists.

The event is the first in what is expected to be a series of outreach efforts by Decker and the presidents of the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Piedmont Triad Partnership and the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. The goal is to tout the economic assets of the three metro areas and how they can help fast-growing businesses.

“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 in a statement.

The first event is scheduled for Nov. 14.

Join the Discussion

News & Observer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Terms of Service