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2023 Cleantech Panelist Speaker

Michael Smith


Chatham County Economic Development Corporation


Michael Smith is an experienced economic development professional with more than 20 years serving in local organizations and with the NC Department of Commerce.

At his most recent position in Lee County, he had significant success in business recruitment and product development. Smith has served as the President of the North Carolina Economic Development Association (NCEDA).  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Geography with a concentration in Urban/Regional Planning from East Carolina University.