Freedom and Opportunity: Check in on the latest edition of Locker Room Talk

Donna Martinez Talks With Becki Gray About Opportunities To Advance Freedom During the Upcoming Legislative Session.

Read more »

Direct Primary Care: Restoring The Doctor-Patient Relationship

Read more »

The John Locke Foundation presents

Introduction To The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

with our special guest 

Christopher Chung 

Monday, May 2, 2016
12 Noon

John Locke Foundation
200 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh

Free Event Open to the Public 

About This Presentation
The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that oversees the state’s efforts in business and job recruitment and retention, international trade, and tourism, film and sports development. In this presentation, Christopher Chung will explain the Partnership’s role in fostering collaboration between businesses and government, local and regional economic development organizations, other businesses, community leadership and the state’s universities and community colleges. 

About Christopher Chung
In 2015, Christopher Chung joined the new Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) as Chief Executive Officer. From 2007 to 2014, Chris served the Missouri Partnership as the public-private, non-profit corporation’s first Chief Executive Officer. In addition to leading the organization through its initial start-up phase, Chris directed the Partnership’s efforts to market Missouri for new business investment and recruit new corporate operations. Chris also previously served as Manager of the State of Ohio’s Office of Business Development, managing an $80 million annual incentives budget and leading Ohio’s front-line sales force dedicated to attracting new  business  investment  and  job  creation  to  the  state. Chris attended The Ohio State University (OSU), graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a double-major in Japanese and economics, and has completed significant coursework towards a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Management from the OSU John Glenn School of Public Affairs.


Shaftesbury presentations are free and open to the public. Lunch is not available for purchase at the presentation. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

Fred Barnes says Democratic presidential candidates ignore economic growth

First in Freedom Index

Overall, North Carolina ranks 23rd in the nation and 5th among the 12 states of the Southeast. Florida holds the #1 slot on the FFI, followed by Arizona, Indiana, South Dakota, and Georgia.
The least-free state is New York, which is joined in the bottom five by New Jersey, California, West Virginia, and Kentucky.

Feb 11, 2016

Occupational Licensing Reform Will Enhance Freedom

Most licensing protects current business owners and keeps outsiders from pursuing their dreams.

Jan 28, 2016

A Humdrum SAT for The Real World

If you don't like Common Core, you probably won't like the new SAT.

Jan 21, 2016

Media and the Memory Hole

Mainstream outlets steer clear of the traditional notion of delivering news "without fear or favor."

More Carolina Beat >>

Jul 16, 2015

We Must Value the First Amendment

The notion of "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" has given way, even among journalists, to a multicultural fetish against offending anyone who is not Western, or who is among a media-anointed "victim class.

Jun 16, 2015

Telling Both Sides of the Story

Those who read, watch, and listen to the news lose when media outlets decide to ignore the "wrong" side.

Mar 13, 2015

Corrections Policies Say A Lot

A news outlet's willingness to own up to its mistakes says a lot about its credibility.

More Media Mangle >>

Who Is John Locke

Connect to JLF