NC Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker to Keynote State of the Region

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North Carolina’s Eastern Region (NCER) is pleased to welcome NC Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker as the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming State of the Region. Appointed by Governor Pat McCrory in January 2013, Secretary Decker brings more than 30 years of experience in business and commerce to the position.

North Carolina’s Eastern Region (NCER) is pleased to welcome NC Secretary of Commerce, Sharon Decker as the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming State of the Region. Appointed by Governor Pat McCrory in January 2013, Secretary Decker brings more than 30 years of experience in business and commerce to the position.

“We are pleased to have Secretary Decker join us for the NCER State of the Region. Her experience as a business and community leader will certainly enhance both the State and our region’s commitment to excellence in our economic development efforts. We are looking forward to her remarks and to developing a robust relationship in order to strengthen the economy of Eastern NC,” remarked Calvin Anderson, Chairman, NCER Board of Commissioners. 

The 6th annual State of the Region will be held at the Greenville Hilton on March 14th from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. As leaders in regional economic development, NCER takes this opportunity to report the past year’s growth, accolades, and challenges. Additionally, NCER highlights valuable initiatives which have seen significant growth or accomplishments in the previous year. This annual event hosts about 400 leaders in business, economic development, education, and elected officials from across the 13 county region.

In addition to Secretary Decker’s keynote, the event will welcome 2 panels. Leaders in the logistics industry will discuss current trends and opportunities and partners who have played a vital role in transforming education will discuss the role of business in education.  The Region will also recognize counties that have achieved all the goals necessary to be recognized as ‘WorkReady Community.’

For more information or to register for the State of the Region, please visit www.nceast.org/2012sor

North Carolina’s Eastern Region is a regional economic development agency serving 13 counties from I-95 to the coast.  For information visit North Carolina’s Eastern Region website (www.nceast.org).