Chris Chung “Navigating the New Normal for Economic Development in North Carolina (August 12)
August 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Chris Chung, CEO Economic Development Partnership of NC
“Navigating the New Normal for Economic Development in North Carolina”
In 2015, Christopher Chung joined the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) as Chief Executive Officer. Chris brings nearly 23 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, export assistance, small business start-up counseling, and tourism promotion. With a staff of 70 professionals and an annual operating budget of more than $25 million, the EDPNC is focused on improving the economic well-being and quality of life for North Carolina’s more than 10 million residents.
Since 2015, the EDPNC has helped North Carolina win nearly 750 recruitment and expansion projects, resulting in 99,000 announced new jobs and $22 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 resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife Emily and daughter Elizabeth.
Note: this meeting will be conducted in a virtual environment. The meeting link will be emailed to all club members. Guests are welcome to attend and should contact the Club Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.