District 68 Representative Craig Horn has been appointed to the North Carolina Economic Development Board. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis announced the appointment in a press release, with the decision effective immediately.
The Economic Development Board oversees economic development research and planning, and also makes policy recommendations to the Secretary of Commerce, the Governor and the General Assembly. The board will work to develop a comprehensive economic development plan comprised of recruitment strategies and incentives; prioritization and coordination of economic development investments; workforce development; collaboration with education and research institutions; coordination of agencies; foundations and boards involved in economic development; and development of future technologies.
Tillis said that Horn’s experience with small businesses and the food industry along with his history of community service were key reasons for the appointment.