During the Emerging Issues Forum, which this year was centered on creativity, Gov. Bev Perdue used a low-tech example of a Carteret County man’s creativity helped him transform his business. Nicky Harvey of Davis, who used to make crab pots for a living, now makes Christmas trees out of crab pot wire.
The Emerging Issues Forum was the brainchild of former Gov. Jim Hunt. It was held Monday and Tuesday at the Raleigh Convention Center. Perdue, who spoke Monday afternoon, used her time to talk about some of her programs, including her “Ready, Set, Go” education initiative, her incentives proposal for small businesses and her push for green jobs.