WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre just held an business and economic summit that approximately 150 key business leaders and Chambers of Commerce officials from eastern North Carolina attended.
The “Taking Care of Business” summit was on September 10-11 in the nation’s capital. Approximately 300 business leaders from all over North Carolina participated in the summit to discuss key economic issues for our state.
“We are doing all we can to promote jobs, help small business, advance workforce development and economic development improvements,” the congressman said. “What a great opportunity to have local business and Chamber officials in Washington to gather information and offer input to public policy officials. I appreciate so many folks taking time out of their busy schedules to travel to Washington and be a part of this important seminar. The resources, contacts, and information that these individuals will gather will assist all of eastern North Carolina.”
On Monday, Sept. 10, participants, including a delegationg from Sampson County, heard from a “North Carolina Executive Leadership Panel” that focused on the North Carolina business climate, economic opportunities, and sound business practices. Participants then heard informational briefs from North Carolina U.S. Representatives.
Speakers at the seminar on Sept. 11 included: General James F. Amos (Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps), John Boehner (Speaker of the U.S. House), Joel Klein (Former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education), J.C. Watts (Former Representative of the 4th District of Oklahoma), Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Secretary Rebecca Blank (Acting Secretary of Commerce), and Congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia.
This is McIntyre’s 16th annual summit. Joining him as co-hosts for the event are his North Carolina congressional colleagues: G.K. Butterfield, Renee Ellmers, Larry Kissell, Patrick McHenry, Walter Jones, and Mel Watt, and Virginia Foxx.