Tom White, Director of the Economic Development Partnership at NC State, was our speaker Wednesday November 30th. Tom serves as a liaison to local, regional and state economic developers and workforce development practitioners to connect NC State faculty, staff and students with new and expanding industry. His duties include implementing the Industry Clusters strategy statewide, chairing the UNC-General Administration Economic Transformation Council, and coordinating both corporate recruitment and retention/expansion activities with several governmental agencies. Tom holds his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and his master’s degree in public affairs from NC State.

Tom spoke about opportunities gained and lost as well as information about NC’s future and the future of the Centennial Campus. Video of his presentation is available below and on YouTube:


About Tom:

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Thomas White 2016/11/30 – Economic Development Partnership NCSU
Work Phone: (919) 515-5353Website:

Other Club News:

  • A signup sheet was passed around for visiting George Megill at Abbotswood. Contact Steve Wood for more information.
  • A signup sheet was passed around for sponsoring a gift and participating in delivery at the Total Life Center gift exchange. Contact Steve Wood for more information.
  • A signup sheet was passed around for the holiday banquet at the Carolina Country Club. Contact Warner Hall for more information.
  • President Scott Tarkenton played RI President John Germ’s video promo about the upcoming RI Convention in Atlanta.

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