Together we can help North Carolina’s communities reconnect to education, jobs, neighbors and opportunity.
ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity
February 10, 8:30 AM-2 PM, Raleigh
In this fourth of six ReCONNECT forums presented by NC State University's Institute for Emerging Issues, Reconnect to Technological Opportunity invites in-person and online participants to explore what their communities can do to leverage high-speed internet in an equitable way.
If all North Carolinians enjoyed unlimited access to high-speed internet, what opportunities would those connections provide for our communities? How can we start planning now to make sure that all North Carolinians will benefit?
During ReCONNECT to Technological Opportunity, these questions will be explored as teams from across the state convene in Raleigh to share their experiences, learn local and national best practices and help design plans to best serve their communities.
ReCONNECT: Economic Mobility for All
ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity: Charlotte
In this third of six ReCONNECT forums presented by NC State University's Institute for Emerging Issues, ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity focuses on promoting one aspect of mobility: connecting people to higher-paying jobs.
Examine ways to connect adult workers to information about sustainable-wage employment, identify accessible education opportunities and promote programs that remove non-academic barriers to, and provide support for, post-secondary education on this edition of the Institute for Emerging Issues ReCONNECT to Economic Opportunity: Raleigh.
ReCONNECT Raleigh: Welcome & Overview
ReCONNECT Rural & Urban: Raleigh
Rural and urban communities are highly interconnected—by workforce, natural assets, supply chains and other elements. Finding ways to more effectively promote and leverage these interdependencies could lead to shared prosperity across the state.
Explore new ways to define, celebrate and leverage these interconnections to build a more prosperous North Carolina on this edition of the Institute for Emerging Issues ReCONNECT Rural & Urban: Raleigh.
ReCONNECT to Community: Asheville
The Institute for Emerging Issues is beginning their ReCONNECT NC campaign in Asheville. By bringing together leaders from the region and the state, attendees and viewesr will examine ways in which they can get citizens re-engaged and reconnected to their communities.
The ReCONNECT County Snapshot tool is designed to inspire community conversations and collaborations about sustaining and improving community connections. In addition to dashboard metrics, Snapshot includes a visualization to help communities “see” their strengths and challenges in each ReCONNECT NC focus area.
To ensure that the content presented at the statewide forum reflects the needs, ideas, and interests of the host region, IEI staff convened a series of meetings in Western North Carolina (WNC) in August 2018 to better understand the current state of civic engagement in the region and the barriers and opportunities to working together to solve key challenges.
The report highlights an extraordinary opportunity: to strengthen our communities, lift our statewide economy, and improve the bottom lines of businesses of every size by improving “civic health.” In authoring the report, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) extends its tradition of helping North Carolinians identify consensus strategies for enhancing our future economic prosperity.