Tony Copeland Serves as Chair of Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Conference


Brooks Pierce’s senior economic development and corporate strategist and former North Carolina Secretary of Commerce, Tony Copeland, will serve as chair of the “Politics, Policy, and a New Economic Strategy for Rural North Carolina” conference hosted by Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy March 28-29. Copeland will also deliver the opening remarks.

The conference will discuss what a new economic strategy for rural North Carolina could look like, and the policy changes necessary to provide national leadership on rural economic renewal.

Copeland is a highly accomplished attorney, focusing in corporate strategy and business incentive solutions with a 30-year record of achievement on every side of the corporate relocation and site selection process. His real-world international experience as a corporate executive for more than a decade allows him to provide a higher level of insight few consultants can match. As North Carolina’s Secretary of Commerce, Copeland helped bring more than 81,000 jobs and $18.4 billion of investment to the state. Under his leadership, North Carolina experienced the largest annual inward investment in the history of the state. Copeland has worked with and continues to work with some of the largest companies in the world.

To register for the conference, click here.

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