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2023 State of the Region

5:30 p.m. at the Angus Barn Pavillion

The 2023 State of the Region will be held on Thursday, May 11 at the Angus Barn Pavillion. The event is attended by the region’s business and community leaders, who convene to hear and share insight on the economic vitality of our region. Held annually, the event’s intent is to provide information that will open dialogue about our region’s growth and future prosperity.


5: 30 p.m. - Doors open and networking

6:00 p.m. - Program begins with seated dinner

7:30 p.m. - Networking with cocktail hour


Keynote Speaker

Lt. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga took command of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command in August 2021. Before that, he held various positions in the military, including serving as the commander of Special Operations Command Pacific and as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific. Braga was commissioned as an infantry officer in 1991 and served in various command positions in the 7th Special Forces Group. He also completed multiple deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Colombia for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Additionally, he achieved his master's at the Naval War College and served as a garrison commander and chief of staff at JSOC.

Additional Speakers
Karen LeVert

Venture Partner, Pappas Capital

President, Ag TechInventures

Jim Cain

U.S. Ambassador (Ret.), Kilpatrick Townsend, LLP

Our 2023 Sponsors



Adventure Development

Alliance Consulting Engineers, Inc.


Bank of America


Cary Chamber of Commerce

Central Electric

Chatham Park/MOSAIC

Delta Air Lines

DPR Construction

Duke Energy


Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Harnett County

Hutchison PLLC

Johnston County Economic Development

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Martin Marietta

Maynard Nexsen

Nash County Economic Development

NCSU College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

O'Brien Atkins

Orange County Economic Development

Parker Poe

Person County Economic Development

PM Group

PNC Bank

RDU Airport Authority


Sanford Area Growth Alliance



The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company


Wake Electric

2022 State of The Region

In 2022, we switched things up and hosted our event at the Angus Barn Pavilion with a networking reception followed by a seated dinner. Thank you to all of our sponsors. Because of your support our program was completely sold out.

Thank You To Everyone Who Joined Us