Amplified WNC: Workforce Development Summit on November 29

Please save the date for Wednesday, November 29. Mountain Area Workforce Development Board will host a regional workforce summit in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

The summit will focus on the following:

How can WNC grow the talent needed by local employers while simultaneously improving region-wide economic mobility?

Confirmed speakers/presenters include Chris Chung, CEO Economic Development Partnership of NC, Leslie Boney, Director Institute of Emerging Issues at NC State University, Dr. Mike Walden, Professor NC State University, Jeff DeBellis, Manager Economic & Policy Analysis NC Department of Commerce, Dr. Arthur Salido, Economic and Community Engagement Director Western Carolina University, Jack Cecil, President Biltmore Farms, Jeanne Bonds, Community Development Team Leader Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Taylor Foss, Senior Vice President Mission Health, Ann Ashley, Vice President Biltmore Company, Pete Szelwach, Plant Manager, Lassonde Pappas, Jonathan Szucs, General Manager, Advanced Superabrasives, NC Senator Chuck Edwards and more.

For more information, contact Nathan Ramsey at