Our allies form the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) that provides strategic advice and ideas, and helps to develop our annual marketing plan.  The TAG reflects our organization’s collaborative based economic development model for creating impact across the entire region.

North Carolina's Southeast works closely with the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Chuck Heustess Bladen County EDC
Jim Bradshaw Brunswick County EDC
Gary Lanier Columbus County EDC
Russ Rogerson Cumberland County EDC
Don Porter Hoke County EDC
Scott Satterfield Wilmington Business Development
Billy King Wilmington Business Development (Vice-Chair)
Martie Butler Richmond County EDC
Gregory Cummings Robeson County EDC
John Swope Sampson County EDC (Chairman)
Greg Icard Scotland County EDC
Pam Bostic Southeastern Economic Development Commission (SEDC)
Paul Barnes Aberdeen & Rockfish RR Co.
Annette Dunlap NC Department of Agriculture
John Monaghan Piedmont Natural Gas
Conley A. Hilliard ElectriCities of North Carolina
James E. Yokeley, Jr. NC State Ports Authority
Ken Allen NC Department of Commerce
Mark Council NC Community College System
Tony McEwen Congressman Mike McIntyre's Office
Curtis Charles Fayetteville State University
Mark Lanier UNC Wilmington
Randall Johnson NC Biotech Center
Lawrence Bivins Evensong Communications, Ltd. 
John Nelms Duke Energy
Ken Lee BB&T
Leon Martin First Citizen Bank
Greg Taylor Fort Bragg Regional Alliance
Alex Reed Industrial Extension Service