Summit Will Determine Highest Priorities for Youngest North Carolinians
Lt. Governor Walter Dalton will welcome more than 200 community members from eastern North Carolina at the “Smart Investing” summit in Greenville on Tuesday, March 2nd. The summit focuses on the importance of investing in early educational development and health programs for young children (ages 0-5). The attendants will be voting on the top priorities for state policymakers to consider regarding these critical investments.
Part of a public engagement initiative funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and with support from Smart Start, “Smart Investing: Communities Thrive When Children Thrive,” brings together a diverse mix of citizens in communities throughout the state to determine how best to invest in North Carolina’s youngest citizens. Lt. Governor is serving as the initiative’s statewide spokesperson. His remarks will underscore the summit theme: an investment of public and private dollars in enhancing childhood development is ultimately an investment in economic growth.