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Economic Developers Visit NCC Advanced Manufacturing Facility

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Representatives from the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina and Nash County Economic Development visited Nash Community College Wednesday, November 18, 2020 for a meet and greet to tour the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Building.

“As a part of an all-day tour of the county and businesses, it’s always a high priority to introduce visitors, especially the new EDPNC business recruitment managers, to our partners at Nash Community College, who are key members of our economic development team,” Andy Hagy, Nash County Director of Economic Development said.

NCC Industrial & Manufacturing Technologies Department Chair Gary Blackburn and Machining Professor George Shook led the tour of the 16,000 square foot building. The facility is home to the Electrical Systems Technology, Computer-Integrated Machining, Electronics Engineering Technology, and Robotics programs of study.

Pictured above from left: Susan Phelps, Nash County Economic Developer; Wendy Marlowe, NCC VP, Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer; Melissa Vandemark, NCC Director of Corporate Training; Andy Hagy, Nash County Director of Economic Development; Mary Lesa Pegg, EDPNC Business Recruitment Manager – Food Processing Industry; Dylan Finch, EDPNC Business Recruitment Manager; George Shook, NCC Machining Professor and Gary Blackburn, NCC Industrial & Manufacturing Technologies Department Chair.

The Economic Development Partnership of NC recruits new businesses to the state, supports the needs of existing businesses, connects exporters to global customers, helps small business owners get their start, and attracts tourists and visitors to NC from all over the world.

“NCC and Nash County have a longstanding partnership working together to provide the area with training opportunities to help expand the economic growth and vitality of the county for current and prospective business and industry,” Wendy Marlowe, Nash Community College Vice President of Corporate and Economic Development and Chief Economic Development Officer said.