NCEDA 2017 Fall Conference, presented by Duke Energy
October 17, 2017 12:00 PM - October 18, 2017 12:30 PM (EDT)


Join economic development professionals from across the state to discover how we can all work more closely together and collaborate to make North Carolina a stronger state for business growth. Our 2017 conference theme is Community Partners...Working for North Carolina and will feature the following speakers / topics and more:

  • remarks from our new EDPNC Chairman Frank Emory;
  • a panel discussion that will focus on how communities of every size across our state can engage with EDPNC;
  • and a presentation by Nick Adams, the Vice President of Innovation & Global Business Development for Linamar, focused on investing (and re-investing) in North Carolina.

Click HERE for the draft Conference Agenda (current as of 09.23.17).

A block of rooms has been reserved for the nights of Monday, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17 at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. Our group rate is $159/night + tax, and the deadline is September 20. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservation. Click HERE to reserve a room. (Update... the Renaissance block is currently full - see below for a reservation link to our overflow block).

An overflow block of rooms has been reserved for the night of Tuesday, October 17 at the Four Points by Sheraton located across the street from the Renaissance (22 Woodfin Street). Our group rate is $179/night + tax, and the deadline is October 3. Click HERE to reserve a room.

The dress code for conference business sessions and evening activities is business casual.



Renaissance Asheville Hotel

31 Woodfin Street, Asheville, NC, 28801, UnitedStates

The Renaissance Asheville Hotel is conveniently located in downtown Asheville. Guests can conveniently walk to many restaurants, local attractions or visit nearby galleries.


Member Registration: $425
($325 early bird rate valid through October 10)

Non-Member Registration: $720
($620 early bird rate valid through October 10)

Emerging Executive Member Registration: $175

Emerging Executive Non-Member Registration: $275

Professional Development Seminar: $40
(Tuesday afternoon, includes lunch)

Spouse Registration: $75
(Tuesday evening reception)

Emerging Executives Workshop: $40
(Wednesday afternoon, includes lunch)

Registrations submitted by Tuesday, October 10 are eligible for the early bird registration rate, a $100 savings. NCEDA member and non-member rates increase $100 if submitted after Tuesday, October 10.

Refunds can be made (minus a $25 processing fee), if cancellations are received by Friday, October 6 at 5 pm. For cancellations please call 888.246.2332 or email No refunds will be granted after October 6.

We have moved to a new database / event registration system. If you have not yet created your username and password for our new database, please do so before registering in order to receive the member pricing. Click HERE to create an account within the new system and set your username and password.

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Liz Dobbins-Smith
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