As we continue to face the fiscal challenges of doing business in these uncertain times, the 2014 Economic Forecast Forum is certain to sell out. The Forum will bring together 1,200 of the state’s most influential business leaders on Monday, January 6, 2014, at the Sheraton Imperial in Research Triangle Park. This year’s keynote address will be given by Kelly King, Chairman & CEO of BB&T. Other speakers include U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Dr. Harry Davis.
A special session is held each year focusing on a different segment of economic development. This year’s session will feature North Carolina’s military presence and the economic opportunities it provides. Our state’s military installations contribute directly to economic development through capital investments, employment and defense contracting, and indirectly through increased demand experienced by regional businesses and spending from military households. Additionally, retired military personnel and veterans, given their attractive skill sets, are desired employees for industries. It is important that our business community continues to find ways to open up career opportunities for qualified military applicants by transitioning the skills they have gained through their service into jobs in the civilian workforce.
Where > Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center | Durham, NC
When > JANUARY 6, 2014
9:30 am – Registration desk Opens
10:30 am – Special Session on the Military
Noon – Lunch & Keynote
Registration Fee > $85 – Individual Seat ($100 after December 19) | $1,250 – Reserved Table of 10
Special Session Sponsor:
Cherry Bekaert LLP
ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.
Fifth Third Bank
Medical Mutual Insurance Company of North Carolina
NC Association of Electric Cooperatives
Piedmont Natural Gas Company
Bank of North Carolina Capital Bank
Coastal Federal Credit Union
Davidson County EDC
ElectriCities of North Carolina
First South Bank
First Tennessee Bank
Franklin Street Partners, Inc.
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
KS Bank, Inc.
Local Government Federal Credit Union
Mechanics and Farmers Bank
Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP
Morris, Russell, Eagle & Worley, PLLC
NC Community College System
NC Credit Union League
New Century Bank
North State Bank
O’Brien/Atkins Associates, P.A.
Small Business & Technology Development Center
Wayne County Development Alliance
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC
Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP