Coastal Economic Summit

About the Summit

Join us for the Currituck Chamber of Commerce’s 2022 Coastal Economic Summit on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Currituck Cooperative Extension Center for the Northeastern North Carolina coastal region’s economic forecasting event, sponsored by Twiddy & Company Realtors.  The Summit presents the opportunity for attendees to gain insights on the future of the northern Outer Banks economy as we inform and provide outreach opportunities surrounding current issues affecting the North Carolina coast’s Outer Banks tourism industries and communities, such as housing, workforce issues, and service areas.

While the Outer Banks is experiencing many of the same challenges as the rest of the country and the world, our leaders are focused on both our short-term recovery and long-term growth and strength. The Coastal Economic Summit will focus on our current economic state and the ways in which this landscape will help shape the economic future of the region.


Keynote Speaker

J. Eric Boyette
State of North Carolina Department of Transportation

Eric Boyette was named secretary for the N.C. Department of Transportation by Governor Roy Cooper in February 2020. As transportation secretary, Boyette oversees one of the largest state-maintained highway systems in the nation, and all modes of transportation, including aviation, ferries, rail, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian transportation, as well as the Office of Civil Rights and Division of Motor Vehicles.

Boyette is chairman of AASHTO’s Committee on Data Management and Analytics. He also serves as chairman of the North Carolina Turnpike Authority Board of Directors and is on the State Ports Authority Board of Directors and the State Emergency Response Commission. ​

Boyette brings more than 25 years of state government experience in various roles, with responsibilities ranging from technical to financial practices. He has been recognized numerous times for serving North Carolina with distinction. In 2019, he was awarded Golden Gov: State Executive of the Year and GovTech’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers. He was also named Public Sector CIO of the Year by NC Tech (2019) and the Triangle Business Journal (2016). He received the Old North State Award in 2017, and achieved Eagle Scout rank, the Boy Scouts of America’s highest award, in 1989.

Boyette earned a Bachelor of Science from Barton College. He is a Kenly native, where he lives with his wife Dana, son Jay and daughter Morgan, and serves on the board for the Kenly Volunteer Fire Department.


To Be Announced


A special thank you to our partners for their generous support.