Economic Development Partnership at NC State

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
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Gene Pinder Discusses the Status and Future of Centennial Campus

Gene Pinder, Director of Marketing & Communications for NC State’s Centennial Campus, spoke to the club Wednesday about the current status and future plans for the Campus. Centennial Campus is a research park and educational campus owned and operated by North Carolina State University. The property totals 1334 acres and provides office and lab space for corporate, governmental and not-for-profit entities, in addition to space for university needs. Centennial Campus is anticipated to have 9-million square feet of space. Centennial Campus has the Lonnie Poole Golf Course, a public fishing pier, greenway, disc golf course, and a residential complex. The
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