Writer: Felipe Rivas
2 min read August 2021 — Throughout the pandemic, Raleigh-Durham’s regional economy has been an example of sustained success in a growing market. The resilience of the local market, anchored by population growth and a diversifying economy, is among the chief highlights of the inaugural Invest: Raleigh-Durham 2021 report, published by Capital Analytics Associates. The official launch of the publication will take place on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 11:00 a.m. via Zoom Webinar.
The inaugural edition of Invest: Raleigh-Durham 2021 highlights the dynamics of the Triangle market’s economy through C-level insider insights and key business intelligence. Known for its affordability, highly educated workforce and reputation as a life sciences and innovation hub, the Triangle is poised to continue its growth and economic diversification even through current COVID-related challenges
This event will consist of a brief introduction by Capital Analytics’ CEO Abby Melone. Adrienne Cole, president and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, will kick off the conference as the opening keynote speaker following the introductory remarks. Three robust panel discussions will commence after Adrienne’s speech.
“The Raleigh-Durham market has excelled and thrived amidst the pandemic, and has proven itself a beacon for business and commerce. As more businesses and people relocate to North Carolina in droves, the Triangle continues to experience positive economic activity,” Melone said.
The first panel, “Banking on the future: Financial leaders explore what’s next for their sector,” will feature local banking and financial services industry leaders. Moderated by Rob Ragsdale, partner and head of the Raleigh office for Balentine, the panel will feature Lee Fite, regional president of the Mid Atlantic for Fifth Third Bank, Brad McRae II, general partner and Raleigh regional leader of Edward Jones and Lee Hogewood, attorney and managing partner of K&L Gates.
The second panel, “Innovation Overload: Exploring how new ideas and innovation are influencing education and the Triangle’s economy” will be moderated by Ray Trapp, vice president of strategic engagement for the Research Triangle Park and features Shawn Sowers, higher education practice leader and senior associate of LS3P and Chuck Morrison the founder and CEO of INVZBL.
“Developing for the Future: What does the future hold for real estate development in The Triangle?” is the final panel. It will feature Diego Munoz, principal and broker of KW Commercial North Raleigh as the moderator. Panelists include Jim Allen, president, broker and realtor of The Jim Allen Group at Coldwell Banker, Jim Anthony, CEO of APG Capital, Frank Baird, CEO of Capital Associates Management and Matt Hohorst, vice president of ARCO Design/Build
Hundreds of high-level guests and officials from Raleigh-Durham’s key industries and economic institutions will be tuning into the event.
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