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Economic Trends Breakfast: 8 Trends for You to Celebrate, Ponder, and Maybe Curse
Quail Hollow Club
3700 Gleneagles Rd.
Charlotte, NC
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EST
Category: Events

Join NAIOP Charlotte for breakfast and a presentation by Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership discussing “Eight Trends to Celebrate, Ponder, and Maybe Curse” discussing the state of the economy and emphasizing the external influences that will shape it over the next few years.

About Our Speaker

Ted Abernathy, Managing Partner, Economic Leadership

Ted has 38 years of experience in directing local and regional economic development and workforce development programs and later as CEO of a leading economic policy thinktank.

Economic Leadership LLC, based in Raleigh North Carolina, is a small group of data and policy nerds that is currently working with a diverse group of public and private clients to develop state and local strategic action agendas, identify best practices, apply data analytics, and reimagine the future. Over the past six years Ted and the team has worked on close to 100 projects including designing an innovation ecosystem for a new science city in Kenya, producing an annual Home of Future Thinking conference, and creating a new company that assesses and improves group leadership. Ted is the principle author of the dozens of reports on future trends, workforce, and technology and speaks on the economy almost every week. 

Born in Dallas, NC, Ted received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; his master’s from Johns Hopkins University, is a graduate of the Economic Development Institute and is an Eisenhower Fellow for global economics.

Table Host Opportunities

Please contact NAIOP at 704-940-7383. Click here to view confirmed table hosts.


Registration for members will be $25 and $30 for non-members through October 18th. Beginning October 19th, the registration fee will increase to $30 for members and $35 for non-members. 

If you are unable to attend, please cancel at least three business days prior to event to allow us to adjust food and beverage commitments with our event venue.

Click here for individual registration.


This event will be held at Quail Hollow Club, 3700 Gleneagles Road, Charlotte, NC 28210. Click here for directions.


If you have questions about the Economic Trends Breakfast, please contact the NAIOP Charlotte office at 704-940-7383; or email us at [email protected].

Confirmed Table Hosts

Asana Partners
Balfour Beatty
Beacon Partners
Bohler Engineering
Childress Klein
Choate Construction Company
City of Charlotte
Elliott Davis
EMH&T Engineers, Surveyors & Landscape Architects
KCI Technologies
Selwyn Property Group