Economics, Elections, Epidemics, and Everything 2020!

    May 20, 2020
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    "Economics, Elections, Epidemics, and Everything 2020!"

    Ted Abernathy is the Managing Partner of Economic Leadership LLC, a consultancy that is currently working in more than a dozen states to develop economic and workforce strategies.  From 2008-2013, Ted was the Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policies Board, a 42-year old public policy think tank that provided econmic development research, strategy and marketing advice, to states and communities across the South.  He also served as economoic development policy advisor to the Southern Governors Assn.

    Ted has 38 years of experience in directing local and regional economic development and workforce development programs and as CEO of a leading economic policy think tank.  Economic Leadership LLC, based in Raleigh, NC, is a small group of data and policy nerds that currently work with diverse groups of public and private clients to develop state and local strategic action agendas, identify best practices, apply data analytics, and reimagine the future.  Over the past six years Ted and the team has worked on close to 100 projects, including designing an innovation econosytem for a new science city in Kenya, producing an annual Home of Future Thinking Conference, and creating a new company that assesses and improves group leadership.  Ted is the principle author of dozens of reports on future trends, workforce, and technolgy.

    Born in Dallas, NC, Ted received his bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his master's from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and is an Eisenhower Fellow for Global Economnics.

    Registration is limited & open for NAIOP Members Only. After May 1st, if open seats are available, they will be offered to non-members.

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