What is the Institue for Emerging Issues?

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CapDev is thrilled to have a strong and successful working relationship with a very interesting and impactful client – the Institute for Emerging Issues and the Emerging Issue Commons. Read below an excerpt from their case for support to see what they are doing for North Carolina:

Established in 2002, the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) is dedicated to seeding innovations through civic engagement, cooperative leadership and informed problem-solving in the areas of education, health, the natural and built environments, and the economy. The work benefits all of North Carolina’s 100 counties.

The Emerging Issues Forum

In 1986, following Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.’s first two terms in office, he created the “Emerging Issues Forum” to bring people together from throughout North Carolina to address pressing issues and challenges of the day. Now in its 27th year, the Forum is the leading event in our state that focuses on insightful ways to leverage our future, attracting over 2,000 engaged citizen leaders each year for the two days of collaboration and idea exploration.

The Institute for Emerging Issues

To acknowledge the growing success of The Forum, and to put its “ideas into action,” in 2002, North Carolina leaders created The Institute for Emerging Issues as a “think and do tank” to formalize The Forum’s important work and to provide connnectivity and continuity throughout the year – particularly as the effect of increasing global issues began to affect North Carolina. The Institute operates under the umbrella of N. C. State University, is housed on its innovative and enterprising Centennial Campus, and enjoys strong bi-partisan support.

The James B. Hunt, Jr. Library

To honor the public service of Gov. Hunt, his strong leadership in education, economic development, the environment and the health of the state’s citizens, his four terms in the governor’s office and particularly his ability to “reach across the aisle” and build consensus for the people’s issues and needs, the State of North Carolina built and named a new research library on N. C. State’s Centennial Campus.

The Emerging Issues Commons

To highlight the important place North Carolina enjoys in our global society, and to make the work of the Institute accessible to all North Carolinians – the Emerging Issues Commons is being created within the Hunt Library as a dynamic center for connecting people and ideas, for leadership development, for creative problem-solving and for collaboration. The Emerging Issues Commons will allow IEI to bring more people together to find realistic solutions to problems facing our state. Some have creatively dubbed it a “collaboratory.”

Capital Development Services serves as campaign counsel for IEI’s “The Legacy in Action Campaign” for “A New Home for North Carolina’s Culture of Innovation.” To see more, go to: http://www.ncsu.edu/iei/.

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