Each year about this time, the High Point Economic Development Corporation takes an afternoon to look back and toast the economic development successes the city has enjoyed in the previous 12 months – and also to look forward to find ways to do even better in the future.

This year, the 2022 Annual Meeting of the High Point Development Corp. which takes place on Wednesday, Nov. 2, will shine a spotlight on “the year’s economic development announcements, accomplishments and advancements.”

The meeting will also include a talk from special guest speakers Dariel Curren and Symeria Palmer of Development Counsellors International, a consulting and branding firm that specializes in economic development marketing and connecting eager available sites with business takers.  The firm also works to help communities improve their images and, by doing so, increase that area’s attractiveness to businesses.

The topic of their keynote address will be “Winning the Talent Wars.”

The meeting will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at High Point City Hall at 211 S. Hamilton St.  It will be followed by a reception.

Other speakers at the meeting include High Point Economic Development Corporation Chair Beth Earnst and High Point Mayor Jay Wagner.

Also, High Point Economic Development Corp. Director Sandy Dunbeck – along with Economic Development Corp. Project Managers Sarah Stevenson and Montana Brown – will speak about the past year’s milestones in economic development for High Point.

The High Point Economic Development Corp. is a public-private partnership that was created in 1977 by the city and its business community.  It’s had a high degree of success in helping attract business to the city.

Now, that public-private partnership has another close partner: The Guilford County Economic Development Alliance, a seven-year-old organization where elected leaders and economic development officials from Greensboro and High Point work together to bring new business to Guilford County.