Opportunity Chatham planned for October 20, 2017

PITTSBORO, NC – September 18, 2017 – Join Chatham Economic Development Corporation for its annual Opportunity Chatham meeting on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at the Chatham County Agriculture and Conference Center in Pittsboro.

The event, presented by Mosaic at Chatham Park and Triangle Community Foundation, will explore the economy, Chatham County’s growth and different partnerships and resources.

The event’s keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Walden, a William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist at North Carolina State University and a member of the Graduate Economics faculty with The Poole College of Management. Dr. Walden will address current regional and state economic trends.

Following Dr. Walden’s talk, a panel moderated by Amanda Hoyle of Metrostudy will discuss opportunities for rural economic development. Panelists are:

  • Napoleon Wallace, Deputy Secretary for Rural Economic Development, NC Department of Commerce
  • Patrick Woodie, President, North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
  • Dan Gerlach, President, Golden LEAF Foundation
  • Ryan Combs, Executive Director, Research Triangle Regional Partnership
  • Susan Sanford, Executive Director, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

Tickets are $30 per person, or $60 for an orchid sponsorship, which includes an orchid arranged by The Orchid Gallery in Pittsboro. Reserve your seat by purchasing a ticket online at opportunitychatham.com.

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About Chatham Economic Development Corporation
Chatham Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency for Chatham County. The EDC is a 501(c)3 economic development non-profit that provides support to businesses throughout the county and markets Chatham County as the preferred location for emerging growth companies.

Alyssa Byrd, Director of Communication and Strategic Projects
Office: 919-542-8274
Direct: 919-542-8278

September 18, 2017