- July 12, 2019
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Join NCER for our next luncheon on Friday, July 12th at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary at 11:45am for our monthly luncheon as we host Christopher Chung, Chief Executive Officer of Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, for an “Update on North Carolina Economic Development Efforts.”
Chris will share:
- What’s being done at the state level to address economic development
- Trends in our economic development
- Challenges/obstacles for NC to overcome in pursuit of economic development
In 2015, Christopher Chung joined the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) as Chief Executive Officer. Chris brings nearly 22 years of state-level economic development experience to his role.
As a public-private partnership, the EDPNC is responsible for a number of economic development functions on behalf of the State of North Carolina, including new business recruitment, existing business support, international trade and export assistance, small business start-up counseling, and tourism, sports, and film promotion. With a staff of more than 65 professionals and an annual operating budget of more than $24 million, the EDPNC is focused on improving the economic well-being and quality of life for North Carolina’s 10 million residents.
Since 2015, the EDPNC has helped North Carolina win more than 500 recruitment and expansion projects, resulting in 67,000 announced new jobs and $14 billion in announced new investment across the state.
Chris previously held various executive and management responsibilities at the Missouri Partnership (2007-2014) and the Ohio Department of Development, now known as JobsOhio (1997-2007).
Chris attended The Ohio State University (OSU), graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a double-major in Japanese and economics. He also completed significant coursework towards a Master’s in Public Policy and Management.
Chris and his wife Emily reside in Raleigh, North Carolina.
North Carolina Executive Roundtable (NCER) is a nonprofit professional association for senior business executives that provides a forum for building trusted relationships among members. NCER fosters a culture where peers discuss and explore business ideas and challenges in an open, receptive environment. NCER encourages and facilitates professional and personal growth, effectiveness, and engagement of our members.
Venue: Prestonwood Country Club
Venue Phone: 919-467-2566
Venue Website: http://www.prestonwoodcc.com/Address:
Prestonwood Country Club is a private club located in Cary, NC, a thriving community in the heart of the Triangle. With 54 holes of championship golf, dining, fabulous tennis and aquatics facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness center and active Kids club, there is something for everyone.