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RALEIGH – With talent and workforce issues continuing to rank among the top priorities of organizations of all types, the North Carolina Technology Association (NC TECH) has hired Andrea Fleming, a seasoned leader in North Carolina’s economic development community, as its first Director of Talent and Workforce Development.

In this position, Fleming will lead the association’s tech talent initiatives, as well as coordinate and support the overall planning, execution and implementation of NC TECH’s programs, products and partnerships related to talent.

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“The number one challenge for tech and tech-enabled companies and organizations is the attraction, development, and retention of highly skilled workers,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of NC TECH. “Fleming brings just the right background to consolidate and lead our efforts in this area,” he added.

“I’m happy to be joining the team at NC TECH to grow their focus on talent and workforce. The economic development and entrepreneurial support communities have done an amazing job in attracting and growing companies in North Carolina. Connections to and a sustainable supply of quality, trained talent are critical for those companies to maximize their success,” said Fleming.

Previous Experience

Fleming has a long history in many areas of economic development. She comes to the NC TECH from the Alamance Chamber where she served in various roles starting with Economic Development Associate, then Director, Existing Industry Services, and finally as the Vice President, Economic Development.Prior to her time at the Alamance Chamber, she worked with the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce in their economic development department as both Director of Research, then Director of Marketing. She has served on the boards for the Alamance Human Resources Association, Triad and Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women, and Regional Partnership Workforce Development Board.