In the economic development industry, being able to adapt to changing conditions is an integral part of being successful in this field. As an economic developer, you are constantly learning how to pivot and alter your plans at the drop of a hat - this skill served well when navigating a pandemic.
Michael Haley, Executive Director of Wake County Economic Development, and Senior Vice President of the Raleigh Chamber, a believer in this philosophy, has been recognized by ACCE for his work in economic development and recovery efforts for Wake County and selected to participate in its Fellowship for Economic Recovery.
ACCE’s Fellowship for Economic Recovery is designed to help chambers refine their economic recovery goals and ultimately help the business associations nationwide build replicable programs and processes. Michael was selected along with 42 other chambers of commerce professionals, representing urban and rural communities from 24 states.
Throughout this year-long, immersive executive development program, fellows will address different aspects of economic recovery— from education and talent to economic development and entrepreneurship. The curriculum will focus on strategies for building more equitable economic outcomes and creating economies that work for everyone.
When we asked Michael about his selection for the ACCE’s Fellowship, he said “Economic Development has always been a team sport, and I am thrilled to get the chance to collaborate with other chamber professionals to build a more inclusive and equitable relief effort for our community.”
Please help us congratulate Michael on a well-deserved nomination for ACCE’s Fellowship!