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When: Thursday, April 7, 2016 | 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Where: SAS Headquarters – Executive Briefing Center | 820 SAS Campus Dr., Cary, NC 27513

NC Leaders Driving Economic Opportunity and Advancement in Rural Areas

The North Carolina job creation and private investment record is among the nation’s leaders. To build on this success, join us for a day of learning and discussion on ways to move North Carolina’s rural communities forward. Our principal goal is to build on the excellent track record of collaboration among the public sector, the private sector and philanthropy for the benefit of all North Carolinians for we are All In-NC. Lunch will be provided. Registration is free but invitations are non-transferable. Follow the registration link below to reserve your seat!

REGISTRATION CLOSED ON 3/18/16

Draft Agenda:

8:30 am CHECK IN/ COFFEE/ NETWORKING

9:00 am INTRODUCTION

Barry Dodson, Chair of the Board
Dan Gerlach, President
Golden LEAF
All In NC partner

9:10 am WELCOME

Dr. Jim Goodnight, Co-Founder and CEO
SAS Institute
All In NC partner

9:15 am  INTRODUCTION – BUSINESS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Lew Ebert, CEO
NC Chamber
All In NC partner

9:20 am  BUSINESS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ward Nye, CEO
Martin Marietta
Ward Nye will provide insight as a business leader on the economic climate in North Carolina and in other states and as it relates to rural areas

9:55 am INTRODUCTION – DEMOGRAPHICS PRESENTATION

Johnathan Rhyne, Former Chair of the Board
Golden LEAF
All In NC partner

10:00 am DEMOGRAPHICS PRESENTATION

Dr. Rebecca Tippett, Director of Carolina Demography
Carolina Populations Center at UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Tippett will provide data on population and demographic changes, including analysis of rural/urban and data on the link between rural and urban areas for commuting and employment patterns

10:35 am  MORNING BREAK

10:50 am INTRODUCTION – RURAL BUSINESS THEMES PRESENTATION

Lew Ebert, CEO
NC Chamber
All In NC partner

10:55 am RURAL BUSINESS THEMES PRESENTATION

Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner
Economic Leadership, LLC
Ted Abernathy describes the employment trends across NC and the region, the stated needs of business, and themes from the rural listening sessions commissioned by the NC Chamber

11:30 am INTRODUCTION – NC COMMUNITIES PRESENTATION

MC Belk Pilon, Chair
John M. Belk Endowment
All In NC partner

11:35 am NC COMMUNITIES PRESENTATION

David Dodson, President
MDC
David Dodson presents results of MDC’s exploration of 8 communities (one from each prosperity zone) including insights from interviews with local citizens

12:05 pm MORNING RECAP AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Dan Gerlach, President
Golden LEAF
All In NC partner

12:10 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm INTRODUCTION – PHILANTHROPIC KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dan Gerlach, President
Golden LEAF
All In NC partner

1:00 pm  PHILANTHROPIC KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Bill Bynum, CEO
Hope Enterprise Corporation – Jackson, MS
Bill Bynum will provide his insights on rural development from his vantage point as a NC native, a leader in another state, and with national view from his appointments from Presidents Bush and Obama

1:40 pm NC PHILANTHROPIC PANEL

Panel of NC philanthropists to discuss successes in rural NC, lessons learned and how philanthropy supported these projects. Panelists include Gene Cochrane, President of The Duke Endowment; Jama Dagenhart, Executive Director of the State Employees Credit Union Foundation; Allen Smart, Interim President of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; and Kristy Teskey, Executive Director of the John M. Belk Endowment.

2:20 pm PRESENTATION OF ALL IN NC VIDEO

2:30 pm AFTERNOON BREAK

2:45 pm FACILITATED DISCUSSION

Sharon Decker, Former NC Commerce Secretary
Sharon Decker will facilitate a discussion of reactions to symposium speakers and how rural NC can move forward in partnerships

3:45 pm ANNOUNCEMENT OF COLLABORATIVE PROJECT

4:15 pm CLOSING REMARKS

Dan Gerlach, President
Golden LEAF
All In NC partner

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