Economist touts federal initiative at Chamber meeting – Rocky Mount Telegram

Rocky Mount’s inclusion in a federal initiative to help economically distressed cities will bring resources to help the city rebound, a top-ranking economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce said Tuesday.

Speaking before a full house at the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’ annual meeting at the Gateway Convention Center, senior economist David S. Langdon outlined initiatives that the Commerce Department is taking to improve the economy.

And he said that Rocky Mount’s inclusion in the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative will bring resources and personnel to this area to work on improving the local economy. Rocky Mount is among seven cities chosen for the expansion of a national initiative designed to help communities recover from the economic recession. (Source: Read more)

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Chamber meeting sold out – Rocky Mount Telegram

Tickets for the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce’s 110th annual Meeting of the Membership are sold out and none will be available at the door.

The keynote speaker will be David S. Langdon, a senior economist and senior policy advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Chamber officials said they are looking forward to his speech.

“Having David Langdon address our business members is a great opportunity to gain insight into how national economics and policy impacts us here on the local level as we strive to regain our economic strength,” said 2013 Chamber Chairman Bill Lehnes. (Source: Read more)