May 18, 2023
To enhance outreach and collaboration efforts, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer Scott T. Hamilton started a video series called Critical Conversations. In the video series, Scott talks with professionals about increasing economic advancement in North Carolina, including job creation and economic investment strategies.
Watch these approximately 15-minute videos to learn more about how various entities are working to grow jobs in North Carolina:
North Carolina Military Business Center Executive Director Scott Dorney
Dorney discusses how North Carolina businesses can connect with billions of dollars of federal contracts and subcontracts.
President of the NCACC and Washington County Commissioner Tracey Johnson
Commissioner Johnson discusses the origins of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, how it helps to enact positive economic change throughout the state, and her presidential initiative.
N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders
Secretary Sanders discusses recent large job announcements, as well as tools and strategies of the Department of Commerce to grow the economy.
President, Chief Executive Officer of NC IDEA Thom Ruhe
Ruhe discusses two funding programs that NC IDEA has and the tools and strategies NC IDEA uses to help grow the entrepreneurship culture and economy.
State Director of the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) Byron Hicks
Hicks discusses services available to small businesses, a record number of business startups, and challenges such as hiring and retaining employees.