Message from the Chairman
During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NC East, like many others saw a slowdown in its traditional organizational activities. This gave the NC East Board time to talk with allies, time to access regional strengths and weaknesses, and time to refocus its operations. We are now:
1. Supporting our existing industries.
Assisting with workforce deficiencies, recruiting missing industry suppliers.
2. Expanding our successful STEM East education initiative.
3. Continuing targeted company recruitment.
4. Leading regional advocacy.
NC East is a convenor of stakeholders who identify, discuss, and support important regional issues and pursue solutions.
This first newsletter will focus on our recent advocacy activities. Although some challenges are highlighted, our board believes that a group of “energized partners” can move our NC East region forward. Let’s make a difference and be problem solvers – together.