Economic Forcast Forum en Annual Economic Forecast Forum In RTP Looks At Financial Future Of NC <p></p><p></p><p>More than 1,000 leaders in business, government, education and non-profits are gathering this morning in Research Triangle Park for the 12th&nbsp;annual Economic Forecast Forum.</p><p>This year’s speakers will include Kelly King, the head of BB&amp;T; Senator Richard Burr and Governor Pat McCrory.</p><p>The North Carolina Chamber is one of the event’s program sponsors. Chamber President and CEO Lew Ebert says the year ahead looks bright.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 28455 at Annual Economic Forecast Forum In RTP Looks At Financial Future Of NC McCrory Addresses Worried NC Bankers and Chamber <p>The tone was conservative and full of worry at yesterday’s Economic Forecast Forum hosted by the North Carolina Bankers Association and the state Chamber.&nbsp; Incoming Governor Pat McCrory kicked off the annual event declaring the state’s brand had been diminished during the economic downturn. The state’s top Republican said North Carolina will see prosperity again when more people are put back to work.<br> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 11:40:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7034 at NC Economic Forecast Brings Optimism <p>The mood was a bit more up-beat at this year’s Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park.&nbsp; In recent years, the gatherings have been more about the recession than the recovery.&nbsp; But, yesterday’s annual forecast forum and luncheon brought out a mix of “optimism” and “reality” that seemed easier for state leaders in politics, banking and business to swallow.<br><br>Hundreds of people sipped on iced tea and nibbled on carrot cake as the speeches began&nbsp; beginning with Governor Bev Perdue.<br> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 13:55:53 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3608 at