Welcome to the Emerging Issues Blog!

Future Works, 2016 IEI ForumFor those of you familiar with IEI – and, if you’ve found yourself here, it’s likely you’re fairly familiar – you know we do a significant amount of programming year-round. And as we’ve grown, and as we’ve expanded our scope to more sectors across the state, we’ve struggled to regularly capture the important work we’re doing through words and pictures.

We’d like to remedy that. We want you to know what we’re up to, and we want to give you a space to converse with us on the issues that are important to you. We’re looking to regain our voice, and we’d like to use our post-Forum momentum to propel us into the blogosphere.

Over here at IEI, we’re dipping our proverbial toe into the blogging waters. We have a number of important events coming up in the summer months and into the fall, and we want to keep you up-to-date on the many ways we’re working with stakeholders to ensure a better future for North Carolina.

Kicking us off, Executive Director Anita Brown-Graham will be blogging from China, where she is accompanying four exceptional North Carolina high school students as they compete in the International Science Challenge. Anita is thrilled to support the amazing efforts of these students as they embrace the skills needed in a changing future of work.

As always, keep up with us on Twitter at @emergingissues, or visit our website at emergingissues.org. We want to hear from you! Email us using the form provided under the “Contact” tab. Thank you for being a part of our vision and for investing in North Carolina’s future!