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September 06, 2022

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 7 - 13, 2022 UCW 27 Carolina Core real estate summit to be held in Sanford a STAFF REPORT e first-ever Carolina Core Real Estate Summit will be held Sept. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Wicker Civic & Conference Center in Sanford. e summit is hosted by 12 local REALTOR® associations from across the NC Core. e Carolina Core brand was announced in 2018 by the Piedmont Triad Partnership. What many considered to be an audacious goal was set then for job creation — 50,000 office/industrial jobs to be created in the Carolina Core by 2038. at goal is well on its way to being surpassed. In only four years, more than 35,500 office/industrial jobs have already been announced. "is meeting is open to everyone interested in learning more about the Carolina Core," said Zan Monroe, CEO of Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc. "We invite commercial and residential realtors, business leaders, economic developers, government officials, builders, investors and the media to join us." e Carolina Core region is a 120-mile stretch of central North Carolina along U.S Highway 421 stretching from Interstate 77 to Interstate 95. e keynote speaker at the summit will be Chris- topher Chung, CEO of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. He will speak on "e importance of regionalism, what it takes for the Carolina Core, or any region, to work well in economic development." e summit aims to inform leaders in real estate, in other business sectors and in government posi- tions about the recent economic development suc- cesses and to understand what is needed to prepare for the region's short-term and long-term future. "Economic growth creates jobs, housing needs, and development potential, and it helps everyone in the area prosper," said Mike Barr, CEO of the Greens- boro Regional REALTORS® Association and the Greensboro REALTORS® Commercial Alliance. Robert Van Geons, the President of the Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Devel- opment Corporation, is scheduled to speak about the use of a grant that helps retiring soldiers from Fort Bragg enter the regional workforce. Other presenters at the summit will address the importance of regional approaches to economic development. ose speakers include the chairman of the Randolph County Board of Commissioners, the former mayor of Sanford, the former mayor of Greensboro and the president of the North Carolina Association of REALTORS®. Mike Fox, president and CEO of the Piedmont Triad Partnership, said, "e Carolina Core has proven itself to be North Carolina's third economic engine along with our adjacent neighbors in the Research Triangle and metro Charlotte regions. A big reason for the Carolina Core's recent impressive economic development announcements has been an unprecedented amount of cooperation across county and city lines." e Carolina Core is a thriving region in central North Carolina. e region's counties include Ala- mance, Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Harnett, Lee, Montgom- ery, Moore, Randolph, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin. e largest cities in the Carolina Core are Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, High Point, Burlington, omasville, Asheboro, Sanford, Kernersville, Clemmons, Lexington, Mebane and Pinehurst. Wicker Civic & Conference Center is located at 1801 Nash Street in Sanford. To register for the event, go to: https://nccarolinacoresummit.com. e Carolina Core Real Estate Summit is hosted by 12 real estate associations: North Carolina Association of REAL- TORS®; Longleaf Pine REALTORS®, Inc.; Greensboro Regional REALTORS® Association; High Point Regional Associa- tion of REALTORS®; Mid-Carolina Regional Association of REALTORS®; Orange-Chatham Association of REALTORS®; Winston-Salem Regional Association of REALTORS®; John- ston County Association of REALTORS®; Durham Regional Association of REALTORS®; Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS®; Triangle Commercial Association of REAL- TORS®; and the North Carolina chapter of CCIM. EVENT Insurance products are underwritten by Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company, Columbia, SC. Ⓒ2020 Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company. All rights reserved. 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