NCSU Emerging Issues Forum

Date: February 11 - 12, 2013


Raleigh Convention Center
500 S. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC

Phone: 919-515-7741

Manufacturing has changed dramatically in recent years. Labor-intensive practices have been replaced with innovative technological processes and a highly skilled workforce. Major manufacturers are bringing their offshore jobs back to the United States. Companies no longer solely rely on internal talent. They integrate themselves horizontally, working across multiple sectors and platforms to create the best product. These industry changes are creating significant multiplier effects within communities, and North Carolina is uniquely positioned to maximize the opportunities.

But are we ready?

Join us as we explore manufacturing evolution taking place in North Carolina and also examine the conditions necessary for a community to seize the opportunities inherent in new manufacturing.


Bring your ideas. Learn from others. Be inspired. Act.