Join us for Flywheel's upcoming Indeavor Luncheon. Grab your lunch and come hear about what is going on in Winston-Salem. This month we are welcoming Laura Lee, as she shares recent economic development plans in Winston-Salem and discusses Nordic Amplify. Nordic Amplify is a program organized by Greater Winston-Salem Inc. to help Nordic European healthcare startups enter the US Market. All of the major NC Healthcare systems are involved, as well as Winston-Starts and FCA Ventures, an investment fund that is focused on healthcare startups in the Triad Region.
Laura joined Greater Winston-Salem Inc as Senior Vice President of Economic Development in July of 2020. Prior to this role, she served as Business Recruitment Manager for the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. She was responsible for attracting new business across North Carolina markets, including the Triad. As EDPNC’s only industry-specific recruiter, Laura’s projects focused on food and beverage processing and value-added agriculture, supporting the state’s top industry, agriculture. At EDPNC, Laura was successful in attracting over 2,400 jobs and $365M in capital investment.
Laura has also held economic development positions in Asheville and Savannah, GA. A native North Carolinian, Laura grew up in Wilson and attended Wake Forest University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in Communications and Entrepreneurship and a Masters of Science in Management.