Economic Summit

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Name: Economic Summit
Date: October 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
Registration: Register Now
Keynote Speaker: Ted Abernathy
Event Description:

Please join us for our annual Economic Summit, presented by Spectrum Reach. Ted Abernathy with Economic Leadership will be joining us to share his insights and data on the economy and impacts of the current and future workforce situation. Combined with the recent fluctuations in the economy and supply chain disruptions, the labor market layers additional challenges to local industry. What does all this mean for our region? Register today and bring your questions!

About Ted Abernathy: 

Ted is the Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies. Ted has 35 years of experience in directing economic development and workforce development programs. From 2008-2013, Ted was the Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a 42-year old public policy think tank that provided economic development research, strategy and marketing advice, to states and communities across the South. He also served as economic development policy advisor to the Southern Governors Association. 

Before coming to Southern Growth, Ted was a practicing economic developer for 28 years. From 2000-2008, he served as Executive Vice President and COO for the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. During his eight years directing RTRP’s operation he worked with hundreds of clients and helped generate 65,000 new jobs and almost $10 billion in investment.

Ted’s current projects include developing economic and workforce strategies in more than a dozen states and regions across the country, designing an economic development and innovation ecosystem for a new science city in Kenya, evaluating cluster opportunities ranging from value added agriculture to advanced technologies, building dashboards using advanced data analytics, and producing the annual Home of Future Thinking conference.

Read Ted's full bio here.

Event Sponsors:
  • Spectrum  Reach
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, October 12 | 10:00 a.m.
$25 per person
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