Instructor: Charles Hayes

No image available Biography: Charles has been a leader in economic development in NorthCarolina. He served as President and CEO of the Research TriangleRegional partnership for two decades until retiring from the positionin June 2016. During his tenure the partnership received numerousawards internationally and nationally, and was widely known forcutting-edge initiatives including the Triple Helix approach toinnovation and economic development. Before moving to theResearch Triangle Regional Partnership, Charles served as directorof a local economic development agency, county manager, businessowner and community college instructor.Charles has served in leadership roles on numerous Boards andProfessional Associations, including the University Of North CarolinaBoard Of Governors, the East Carolina Board of Visitors, theInternational Economic Council and is a former President of the NorthCarolina Economic Developers Association. Additionally, he and hiswife, Jan, have recently formed Hayes Group Consulting LLC andboth serve as Managing Partners. A native North Carolinian,originally from Norlina, Charles has undergraduate and Master'sdegrees from East Carolina University and is a Vietnam veteran.

Classes by this instructor


Legal Framework for Economic Development in North Carolina
Successful economic developers have, at the minimum, a basic understanding the legal framework for realistically operating within the laws set by cities, counties, and the state.
December 15-16, 2021, Willis Building Auditorium
Retention and Expansion in North Carolina
This course will introduce participants to various retention strategies, business investment and attraction in North Carolina as well as provide an opportunity to collect information and create a regional scan for your community.
January 19-20, 2022, Willis Building Auditorium