Untapped Potential
The Hidden Workforce
In a tight labor market, where job opportunities outweigh workers, employers must reexamine their talent practices. Join the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance for "Untapped Potential | The Hidden Workforce" to hear from experts about rethinking and reimagining your talent strategies to successfully tap into an often-overlooked pool of talent.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 8 - 8:30am-10:00am
Location: Goodwill Opportunity Campus - Charlotte, NC ( Map )
STEP Year 8 Program
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) recently announced that another year of funding has been awarded for the North Carolina State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). The EDPNC, in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration, provides funding to qualifying small businesses to offset costs associated with exporting.

STEP funds assist companies with:
  • Participating in foreign trade shows and trade missions
  • Optimizing websites to attract foreign buyers
  • Translating marketing materials to reach a broader audience
  • Obtaining services to support foreign market entry
  • Attending select export education courses throughout the program year
  • Participation in EDPNC's Southeast Asia Export Initiative

If you have questions about qualifications for this program or the application process, contact Jen Vogelsberg , STEP Program Manager at EDPNC.
Are You Coming to MFGCON 19?
MFGCON 19 | Winston-Salem, NC | November 5-6, 2019

MFGCON is a growing manufacturing conference chock-full of useful information, manufacturing takeaways and instruction that may help grow your organization and take it to new heights.

Now in its 5th year, North Carolina's premier manufacturing conference will feature the most up-to-date and relevant topics from North Carolina's most influential manufacturing thought leaders. With 24 breakout sessions and 4 tracks - MFGCON is information in overdrive - there will be no shortage of ideas that can benefit your business!
Harrisburg Announces Future Passenger Rail Station
Last month, the Town of Harrisburg and the North Carolina Railroad Company (NCRR) announced their partnership to secure land for a future passenger rail station along Highway 49. NCRR and NCDOT-Rail Division have determined that Harrisburg is one of its most important new station site locations in the state.