Episode 13 Hosts: Bruce TakefmanBruce TakefmanAmber HunterAmber Hunter Guest: Joe MelvinJoe Melvin Director of Business Development North Carolina's Southeast

This week we are joined by Joe Melvin, Director of Business Development for North Carolina’s Southeast who was recently recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 economic developers for 2020 by Consultant Connect for his outstanding leadership and innovation to the profession.

We discuss what led Joe to economic development, how he manages his duties across the 18-county regional partnership, some of his favorite stories from on the road and how he still finds time to follow his passion as a Preacher doing missionary work in Africa.