Economic Development Partnership

Commission Details

Board Website 
Board Website
Long Name 
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Inc.
Governor Appointments 
Total Board Positions 
Cite Name 
N.C. Gen. Stat.
Cite Number 
§ 143B-431.01
Term Length 
4 years
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters with customers around the globe, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Current Members

Member Name 
Appointment Date 
Term End Date 
Term Type 
Joan Higginbotham 5/1/201810/3/2021Limitedexpertise in the military or defense
Samuel B. Bowles 3/4/202110/3/2022Limitedexpertise in energy
Jeffery B. Turner 10/3/201410/3/2018Limitedexpertise in agribusiness, as recommended by the Commissioner of Agriculture
Spence H. Broadhurst 11/9/201810/3/2022Limitedexpertise in financial services
Michelle P. Logan 8/19/202110/3/2024Limitedexpertise in biotechnology or life sciences
Eugene B. McLaurin II11/29/201710/3/2021Limitedexpertise in manufacturing
Lee R. Nettles 9/24/201810/3/2024Limitedexpertise in tourism, as recommended by the North Carolina Travel Industry Association.
Karen L. LeVert 11/9/201810/3/2022Limitedexpertise in information technology
O. Rolf Blizzard III 10/22/201910/3/2024Limitedexpertise in tourism, as recommended by the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition.

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