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US Commission goes to North Carolina: Hearing on China’s impact on North Carolina’s economy

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission goes to Chapel Hill, NC.

September 6, 2007 12:00am to September 7, 2007 12:00am

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission Hearing on  China’s Impact on the North Carolina Economy: Winners and Losers

September 6, 2007

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Kenan Conference Center – Room 204
Skipper Bowles Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1550.

Hearing Co Chairs:  Commissioners Jeffrey Fiedler and Dennis Shea

Panel I: North Carolina’s Changing Economy

Rick L. Weddle, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Park Foundation of North Carolina
Dr. Patrick J. Conway,  UNC Economist and expert on globalization’s effects on textiles and on the efficacy of trade remedies 

Panel II: How China Trade Has Affected North Carolina’s Economy

Dr. Gary Gereffi, Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness, Duke University
Betty McGrath, Manager, Policy Program Evaluation and Research, North Carolina Employment Security Commission  

Panel III:   Case Studies of China’s Impact on the Furniture, Tire, Textile, and Clothing Industries

Harris Raynor, UNITE HERE Vice President  
Darryl Jackson, President of  United Steelworkers Local 959 (Goodyear) 

Panel IV:  Case Study of China’s Impact on the New Economy 

Michael Chen, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Red Hat Software—Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC and has a service/sales center in China.
Panel V:  How Existing Remedies to Unfair Trade Have Performed in North Carolina: The Bedroom Furniture Industry and the Textile Industry

Wyatt Bassett,  President, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture of Elkin, NC
James  Chesnutt, President and CEO of  National Spinning Co., Inc. of Washington, NC  

Panel VI:  The Human Costs to North Carolina of China Trade, and Ameliorating Those Costs

Dr. H. James Owen, President, Piedmont Community College
Mr. Thomas J. White, Director, Business and Industry Services, North Carolina Department of Commerce, Raleigh, North Carolina
Open Microphone:  Listening to the People of North Carolina

Registration for the open microphone begins at 8:30 am in hearing room. 
Participants will each be allowed 5 minutes to give their remarks