July 20-21, 2021

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina

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Sara Chester

Sara Chester

Co-Executive Director, The Industrial Commons
Sara is the Executive Co-director for The Industrial Commons. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill she returned to her hometown of Morganton, NC. She worked for eight years at Burke Development, Inc., focusing much of this time on place-based initiatives that grow local wealth. There she earned an IEDC award for Innovative Economic Development. She serves on the Burke County Planning Board and is part of the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Rural Center. She spends most of her time with her husband and two kids. She loves to hike, camp, bake, and read.
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