Raleigh- On Modnay, January 5th, hundreds of business leaders gathered from across the state of North Carolina. The Annual Economic Forecast Forum was held at Research Triangle Park, hosted by the North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolinas Bank Association.
"I think the real game-changer this past year is that we finally saw job growth kick into higher gear," said Mark Vinter, with Wells Fargo. "For someone who's not watching the economy every day and just living in it, I think the greatest revelation they would have is, "Wow, the economy really is doing better."
Business leaders were there to hear experts in business, education, government and nonprofits predictions for 2015. Leaders predicted the states economy will grow 4% in 2015. They also said more jobs will be added than last year, from approximatly 110,000 to 125,000, up from the 90,000 added last year.
Key note adresses were given by Christopher Franklin, EVP & COO of regulated operations with Aqua America and Brad Wilson, president & CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC).