DURHAM - Education and business leaders participated in a roundtable discussion Friday on the campus of North Carolina Central University. Topics discussed included the governor's initiatives on the economy, education and efficiency.
"It was great to reach out to higher education leaders and the business community to address the needs facing our state," said Governor Pat McCrory in a press release. "Improving our state's economic outlook requires an integrated and comprehensive focus on our economy, education and government efficiency. The diverse backgrounds and talents present today remind us that all North Carolinians have a seat at the table to making a better future for our state."
The roundtable included representatives from North Carolina Central University, Durham Technical Community College, Duke University and many local businesses. The governor was accompanied by Senior Education Advisor Eric Guckian and Senior Economy Advisor Tony Almeida.
The group discussed ways in which the governor's administration is addressing the needs of North Carolina. Legislation such as tax reform, regulatory reform, and a reorganization of the Department of Commerce were all touted as ways that will help North Carolina recruit more businesses and expand those already present.
Education initiatives including the Innovation Fund, Teacher Advisory Committee, the reconvened Education Cabinet, increased opportunities for digital learning, and college/career ready pathways were also discussed.
The meeting is one of many roundtables being conducted by Governor McCrory to gain insight and perspective from people of all sectors and backgrounds in North Carolina.