The Greenville Eastern North Carolina (ENC) Alliance, a public-private partnership focused on economic development in Greenville – Pitt County, welcomes Pitt County as a Sustaining Investor in the organization.
“The vision for the Greenville ENC Alliance is to be a unifying and collaborative organization that is focused on pursuing economic growth and prosperity for our community,” said Greenville ENC Alliance president and CEO Josh Lewis, CEcD. “Our focus this past year was to define our shared goals and the initiatives needed to reach those aspirations. I have been most excited about the increased collaboration with our Pitt County colleagues and this commitment is another step in that journey.”
Pitt County joins the City of Greenville and Greenville Utilities Commission at the Sustaining Investor level. The County’s previous contribution of $100,000 was increased to $150,000 for 2023-24 to support marketing and lead generation efforts led by the Greenville ENC Alliance. Over the past several years, Pitt County Economic Development and the Greenville ENC Alliance have worked closely together on business attraction and expansion projects as well as workforce development initiatives.
“Pitt County is pleased to strengthen its partnership with the Alliance,” says Janis Gallagher, Pitt County Manager. “This collaborative relationship is a direct result of the strong leadership, strategic plan, and work of the Alliance and recognition of the value that the County brings to the table, along with other community partners, and aligns our focus and efforts so that the citizens we serve receive the most efficient and effective economic development services. We are stronger together. The benefits of this alignment are already being realized and the potential to take economic development to the next level in Pitt County is immense”.
As reflected in the Greenville ENC Alliance’s bylaws, the County will receive three board seats. One of these seats allows the county manager to hold an ex-officio voting seat on the executive committee. The second seat allows a county commissioner to sit as a non-voting liaison to the organization’s board of directors and the third seat allows the commissioners to appoint a voting member to the board.
“In an ever-increasing competitive landscape for attracting business and talent, the communities that capitalize on their assets and create best-in-class infrastructure, services, amenities, and marketing will emerge economically successful. This is accomplished when a community is united,” added Lewis. “We are excited about this partnership and the future.”
The full list of Greenville ENC Alliance investors for the 2023-24 fiscal year is available by clicking here.
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