WRAL TechWire Live to Address Leadership in Rural Innovation at FREE Nov 7 Event

WRAL TechWife LiveWRAL TechWire Live will dive into the topic of leadership in rural innovation at the upcoming WRAL TechWire Live event.  Presented by Wells Fargo, the free event will take place at the NC Rural Center on Thursday, November 7, 2019, from 7:30am-10:00am.

You hear a lot of stories about innovation from companies based in NC cities like Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte, but what about rural areas of the state? WRAL TechWire will have some entrepreneurs sharing their stories.

The urban-rural divide is a topic of interest for all North Carolinians and the economic future of 80 of 100 North Carolina counties hinges on bridge building efforts being made to close gaps in such areas as broadband accessibility, infrastructure, workforce development, and education.

This special event features successful innovators from WRAL TechWire partner communities who are proving that innovation and disruption are possible and scalable outside the metro due in no small part to bridges being built by rural leaders, entrepreneurs, and every day people who won’t settle for second-best in rural NC.

Join us and learn how municipal leaders in Wilson continue to leverage public private partnerships to spawn and support entrepreneurship from Main Street to high tech.

Learn how an alliance for growth in Sanford and Lee County has created opportunities for entrepreneurial growth while simultaneously paving the road toward becoming one of North Carolina’s growing life science success stories.

Finally, learn how a group of marine geologists, coastal scientists, and remote sensing experts are cultivating an “always learning” culture while providing high tech, global solutions that make complex coastal change clear while collaborating with local economic developers and fellow businesses to achieve an innovative people – first economic development philosophy.

Join WRAL TechWire for the free “Leadership in Rural Innovation” presented by Wells Fargo on November 7.  See the list of speakers, more details and register HERE.

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