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Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Venue: Proximity Hotel

"Food & Economic Development"

Food is a hot industry in the world of economic development. If you operate in that space, then chances are you hear often of developers’ interests in attracting a food company to their jurisdiction. So, what is going on in the world of food? How likely is it that a community can land a food project? Where are the growth opportunities? Annette Dunlap, Agri Business Developer with the NC Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services will present an inside look at the economics and trends in the food business sector.

Join us as Annette Dunlap, Food Processing Agri Business Developer presents interesting facts from NCAG Div. of Marketing on how Agribusiness is affecting the economy in North Carolina

Thanks to our sponsors:

Frank L. Blum Construction
Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton 

Registered Attendees*
  • Sandy Dunbeck, High Point Economic Development Corporation
  • Russ Bell, Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Kasey McWhorter, S&ME, Inc.
  • Mark Shumaker, Richardson Properties
  • David Irvin, Richardson Properties
  • Parker Huitt, Richardson Properties
  • Logan Avidon, Triad Business Journal
  • Mike Kana, Doggett Concrete Construction
  • Gray Smith, Marsh & McLennan Agency
  • David Leblanc, BB&T
  • Cyndi Dancy, Dancy Research
  • Rick Dehnert, Highwoods Properties, Inc.
  • Stephen T. Turner, Capital Associates
  • Mandy Moody, Brady Trane Services
  • James Mitchell, Smith Leonard PLLC
  • Marshall Yandle, High Point Economic Development Corporation
  • Jay DeVaney, Nexsen Pruet PLLC
  • Brian Pearce, Nexsen Pruet PLLC
  • Paul Williams, GEMCAP Development
  • Erin Cowan, Nexsen Pruet, PLLC
  • Pete Fala, Stitch Design Shop
  • Jeff Dunham, Tuggle Duggins P.A.
  • Tessa Leftwich, Isaacson Isaacson Sheridan Fountian & Leftwich, LLP
  • David Rouse, Mountcastle Insurance
  • Danny Murray, Pyramid Environmental Engineering
  • Michael Myers, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Alvin Etheredge, Duke Energy
  • Chad Adams, CoStar Group
  • Alex Hale, Windsor Commercial
  • Ron Hamilton, Polished Concrete Professionals
  • Gary Cagle, Fidelity Bank
  • John Cocklereece , Bell Davis & Pitt, PA
  • Jamie Nieves, ECS Southeast LLP
  • Paul Benz, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Lauren DiBianca Frye, Walter Robbs
  • Craig Goodson, Davidson County EDC
  • Elliot Fus, Blanco Tackabery
  • Craig Fleming, Fleming Engineering, Inc.
  • Steve Johnson, WeaverCooke/Kirkland
  • Alan Pike, Highlands Union Bank
  • Melissa Masten, Unified Technology Systems
  • Stephen Doughton, Shelco LLC
  • Logan Avidon, Triad Business Journal
  • Doug Smith, Geo-Hydro Engineers, Inc.
  • Heather Boykin, Pilot Environmental
  • J. J. Patterson, Lomax Construction
  • Paul Benz, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Brad Luckey, Pilot Environmental
  • Michael Goliber, Davis Martin Powell & Associates, Inc
  • Chris Busch, Geo-Hydro Engineers

  • * list only includes attendees that have registered online.