Hagan, state leaders to hold NC Back to Work Jobs Summit

Here’s the press release from the office of Senator Kay Hagan:

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, who has been traveling across the state on her North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Tour for months, will host a Jobs Summit on Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m. with the state’s top leaders in business, economic development and education to discuss current and future job creation efforts. Hagan’s jobs tour has taken her to small businesses, manufacturing plants, workforce development offices and community colleges around the state – as well as online for a Twitter town hall with constituents – to gather ideas and initiatives that will put North Carolina back to work.

The North Carolina Back to Work Jobs Summit, the 17th stop on Hagan’s jobs tour, will offer the most comprehensive look yet at North Carolina’s employment situation and will focus on some of the most prominent themes of Hagan’s jobs tour, including workforce development, retaining existing industry, and growing industries of the future. The summit will be moderated by North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center President Billy Ray Hall. Members of the community who wish to attend the event may RSVP to rsvp@hagan.senate.gov.


U.S. Senator Kay Hagan
Sepi Asefnia, Owner, SEPI Engineering
Keith Crisco, North Carolina Secretary of Commerce
Lynn Douthett, District Director, United States Small Business Administration
Billy Ray Hall, President, North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Sam Houston, President and CEO, North Carolina STEM Education Center
Scott Ralls, President, North Carolina Community College System
Bonnie Renfro, President, Randolph County Economic Development Corporation
Roger Shackleford, Assistant Secretary for Workforce Solutions, North Carolina Commerce

WHAT: A discussion on workforce and economic development with top North Carolina business, economic development and education leaders

WHEN: Friday, July 20 at 10:30 a.m.; Hagan will host a press avail following the event.

WHERE: North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, 4021 Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 28610

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