Competitive advantage: Economic summit ponders WNC’s future

On Nov. 15, AdvantageWest hosted its fall economic summit, featuring a panel discussion that included North Carolina State Treasurer Janet Cowell, N.C. Institute of Emerging Issues Director Anita Brown-Graham and banking expert Austin Adams. Here’s what some of the panelists — and observer Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith — said afterward.

For the full story, see “Put Your Happy Face(book) On” in the Nov. 24 Mountain Xpress.

The speakers are Xpress News Editor Margaret Williams, N.C. Institute of Emerging Issues Director Anita Brown-Graham, Asheville City Council member Gordon Smith and N.C. State Treasurer Janet Cowell.

Audio edited by Jake Frankel.

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About Margaret Williams
Managing Editor Margaret Williams has been at Xpress since 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987.

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