Playing to an audience of over 200 Watauga County business leaders attending in both in-person and virtual formats, the Boone Area and Blowing Rock Chambers of Commerce hosted the 6th Annual High Country Economic Kickoff Breakfast, Thursday, January 20th, at the Grandview Ballroom on the campus of Appalachian State University.
On this week's installment of the Mind Your Business Podcast series, we hear excerpts from presentations given by Christopher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and Dr. Harry Davis, professor and economist at Appalachian State University.
In his annual remarks regarding the state of the High Country economic picture, Dr. Davis, said, “every piece of economic data you can look at for Watauga County is strong, and that is going to continue. We are lucky to live here and be in an area with such consistent growth.”
Serving as the State’s chief business recruiter, Chung shared observations about North Carolina’s economic path through the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the State has overcome obstacles to maintain its position as an attractive landing place for new business while also serving its existing business interests in a manner that promotes future expansion.
Mind Your Business is presented each week thanks to a partnership between Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and High Country Radio.