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RALEIGH – The Greater Raleigh Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual economic preview is set forTuesday, Jan. 4 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

Titled “Launch 2022,” the event is presented by Wells Fargo.

We will examine trends and predictions for the new year that will shape business locally and nationally. This year, speakers will discuss topics vital to our region such as economic development, growth, demographics, entrepreneurship, commercial real estate, talent, and funding.

Speakers are as follows:

  • Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership, LLCTopic: Regional Demographics and Growth Patterns
  • Cindy Eckert, Chief Executive Officer, The Pink CeilingTopic: Entrepreneurship & Venture Capitalism
  • Sarah House, Senior Economist and Director, Wells FargoTopic: National Economy
  • Brian Leary, Chief Operating Officer, Highwoods Properties, Inc.Topic: Commercial Real Estate
  • Todd Olson, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, PendoTopic: Talent and Culture

Secretary of Commerce Machelle Baker Sanders, North Carolina Department of CommerceTopic: Economic Development
This event will be in person at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts – A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at 2 E. South St., downtown Raleigh. Registration opens at 2 p.m. and the program begins at 2:30 p.m. This event will be available via livestream by our media sponsor WRAL-TV.

Learn more about the event online: https://web.raleighchamber.org/events/Launch2022-2308/details