Conference homes in on WNC’s local economy

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Self-Help Credit Union, in conjunction with dozens of local sponsors [such as Blue Ridge Food Ventures] is hosting a conference on our local economy. Entitled “Bringing it Home: Building a Local Economy for Everyone,” the daylong conference will explore local-centric ways to grow the Western North Carolina economy. The event will be held at the Harvey L. Haynes Conference Center on A-B Tech’s Enka Campus on Wednesday, March 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The event will be of wide interest to entrepreneurs, investors, students, activists and government officials — anyone interested in innovative ways build strong local economies.

Throughout the day, a series of panel discussions will focus on three economic developments themes: starting locally, from the ground up; the importance of including all income levels, races and creeds; working with existing as well as new, innovative models.

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