Economic Development Quarterly May 2022
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:
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the NC Chamber Gary Salimido
Salimido discusses economic development issues including the labor shortage, business climate, available sites, and innovation.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Railroad Company Carl Warren
Warren discusses strategic economic development partnerships, focused long-term vision and strategy, and the N.C. Railroad’s funding programs.
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Tom Barkin
Barkin discusses the labor shortage, the economic recovery from the pandemic, the great resignation, and the importance of marketing training programs for quality job opportunities.
ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin
Manchin discusses ARC’s funding programs, qualities of competitive proposals, tracking outcomes, and funding partners.