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Read what community leaders are saying about “The State of our Local Economy”
     “The State of our Local Economy event is important to attend because we will hear about economic development efforts over the past year. There will also be a preview of what our future might look like. Don't miss out--plan to attend so you won’t miss out this interesting, informative, and important information.”
~Jeffery T. Clark, JOEMC CEO and JOED Chairman
     “The State of the Local Economy provides us with a snapshot of Onslow County and eastern North Carolina’s economy and provides a great opportunity to network. I wouldn’t miss it.”
~Roy Herrick, JOED Board member and Chairman of
White Oak Economic Development Committee
     “Attending the JOED Annual meeting is a once a year opportunity to receive an update on the economic activities in our community. At this year’s meeting, we will receive this update on “The State of our Local Economy” from Ryan Nance who has served in economic development leadership roles since 2010 from local to state-level.”
~Ronald Massey, City of Jacksonville Interim Manager
     “The nature of our economy requires that we stay abreast of the changing direction and trends in the local marketplace. The State of Our Local Economy summit will provide the opportunity to learn and share with other professionals in our county, state and region!  I would encourage real estate professionals, developers, builders, entrepreneurs, and local businesses to attend.”
~Royce Bennett, Century 21 Champion Real Estate Broker Associate
and Onslow County Commissioner
    “The State of our Local Economy event helps attendees unpack the broader national trends and brings perspective and focus to the local variables. This knowledge is important as we position the Airport to attract additional air service and to better serve our community well in the future.”
~Chris White, Albert J Ellis Airport

   “I believe it’s important for our community business leaders to hear from local, regional, and state leaders on topics such as the growth of new industries, and employment which drives innovation, competitiveness, and growth. Those things will be the substance of The State of our Local Economy.”
~Cowanda Bazile, Owner, Express Employment Professionals
   “Attending a premier local event like the JOED State of the Local Economy is one of the absolute best ways for anyone interested in becoming better informed about the health & status of our local economy as well as the same for our regional & state economies.  Each has an impact on the other.  A very wise & successful person once said to me, "if you want to go from good to great, be an intentional listener then be an intentional doer...".  When we stay informed we are able to make better decisions that create positive & lasting effects on our businesses, our families & our communities.” 
~Scott Riggs, RS Riggs and Associates
   “What IS the current state of our local economy? How did we get where we are now and where are we going? How are we going to get there? Let’s let the successes of the past can give us direction. Focus should not be just how many people we bring to the area but how are our populations going to sustain? The logical solution is good paying jobs provided through economic development but we can’t project into that future without knowing where we are right now. THE STATE OF OUR LOCAL ECONOMY IS IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE.”
~Charles Rawls. Mary Rawls Realty, Inc.