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The State of North Carolina

The State of North Carolina lies along the eastern seaboard of the United States, is the ninth largest state in the country by population (over 10,800,000), and is the host state for the 2029 FISU World University Games. The seat of government is in the capital city of Raleigh, one of the Host Cities for the 2029 FISU Games, and both the Executive Branch and the Legislative Branch have been heavily involved in, and highly supportive of, both the bid for the Games and the 2029 FISU Games themselves. The state covers almost 54,000 square miles ranging from the Outer Banks and top-ranked beaches in the east to the Great Smoky Mountains and famous Blue Ridge Parkway in the west. Currently, North Carolina is the third-fastest growing state by population in the U.S., and has been named nationally as the best state for business in both 2022 and 2023.  Known for its many historic sites, extensive scenic beauty, numerous cultural attractions, and sports & recreational events and activities, North Carolina is a major tourism destination that is well-positioned to serve as host to the world for the 2029 FISU World University Games. For more information on North Carolina, visit www.visitnc.com.
Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc., headquartered in Raleigh, NC, is a diversified communications company committed to providing the highest level of service and expertise to its listeners and clients. CBC owns and/or operates the following television stations: WRAL-TV (NBC), WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV Fox50, and WRAZ Digital all in Raleigh, NC; and WILM-TV 10 (CBS) and WILT-LD in Wilmington, NC. CBC also owns radio stations WRAL-FM Mix 101.5 FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM 99.9 The Fan ESPN Radio, WCMC-HD1, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCMC-HD4, 96.5 FM The Buzz, WCLY-FM 95.7 FM That Station, and WDNC-AM 620 AM The Ticket all in Raleigh; and Sunrise Broadcasting (6 stations) in Wilmington, NC. Additional CBC businesses include Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield IMG College) in Raleigh; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality, and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC; and Professional Builders Supply (an equity partnership) in Morrisville, NC. For more information on Capitol Broadcasting Company, please visit www.capitolbroadcasting.com.

Wake County

Wake county

Wake County, located in the central region of North Carolina, is the state’s most populous county, with a population of over 1.2 million. At 897 square miles, it is the seventh largest county in the state by area and continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the country by population. The County was established in 1771 and is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. Wake County Government provides services including tax collection, library services, local parks administration, planning and permitting, health and human services, law enforcement, and more. The County has 12 municipalities, including Raleigh, the county seat and the North Carolina state capital. Home to 6 colleges and universities and Research Triangle Park, Wake County is consistently rated one of the best places to live and work in America. For more information on Wake County, visit www.wake.gov.

W. Trent Ragland, Jr. Foundation

W. Trent Ragland Junior Foundation

Based in Raleigh, NC, the W. Trent Ragland Jr. Foundation supports organizations with values of self-reliance, patriotism, independence, and respect for God, country, and family. The organization provides grants for initiatives primarily located in Wake County that demonstrate conservation, knowledge, compassion, and community. The Foundation’s principal intent is to support efforts that allow individuals to pursue and achieve self-improvement and self-reliance. In the past, grants have been given to programs in areas of arts, culture, humanities, education, health, and religion. For more information, visit www.wtrentraglandjrfoundation.org.

The Cemala Foundation

The Cemala Foundation

The Cemala Foundation is a family foundation that seeks to enhance the quality of life in Greensboro. The foundation was chartered in 1986 by Martha and Caesar Cone II who envisioned the Foundation as a way of continuing the family’s history of personal and business commitment to Greensboro. With an understanding that tomorrow’s issues and problems might differ from today’s, the Foundation charter places no limitation on the charitable projects to be undertaken but entrusts the board to respond to changing times and needs. The Cemala Foundation envisions a vibrant and innovative Greensboro that is nationally known as a magnet for individuals, families, and businesses. For more information, visit https://cemala.org/.

Hummingbird Creative Group

Hummingbird Creative Group

Hummingbird Creative Group, based in Cary, NC, is an award- winning, full-service branding, marketing, and advertising agency that approaches each challenge in a thoughtful and clever manner. Hummingbird Creative Group works with leaders of manufacturing/distribution, B2B and service businesses to define brand strategy, develop sustainable brand messaging and implement marketing tactics through advertising, graphic design, sales enablement, public relations, and online marketing services. Hummingbird can serve as a fully outsourced marketing department, offer strategic branding and coaching services, or work on a project basis to fulfill the tactical needs of client marketing plans. Hummingbird is known for insightful big ideas, intuitive innovation and inspiring creative, which brings to life each client’s brand story and translates their strategic positioning into reality. Hummingbird Creative served as the Design Agency for the North Carolina USA bid for the World University Games, winning several international design and marketing awards in the process. The agency continues to support the Games effort through its design, website, social media, and technology services. For more information on Hummingbird Creative Group, visit www.hummingbird-creative.com.

Triangle Sports Commission

Triangle Sports Commission

Celebrating its 23th Anniversary during 2024, the Triangle Sports Commission based in Cary, NC is the sports commission for the Triangle region of North Carolina consisting of Wake, Durham, and Orange Counties. A long-time Community Olympic Partner of the U.S. Olympic Committee, the TSC focuses on the hosting of Olympic and amateur sports events and activities that help develop athletes, promote the region, and foster positive branding and economic impacts for the Raleigh-Durham market. The TSC recruited, and secured over $13 million in funding commitments for the relocation of USA Baseball’s headquarters and national training complex to the Triangle. TSC leadership secured over $20 million for expansions of other destination facilities such as WakeMed Soccer Park and the Cary Tennis Park. The TSC has served as host organization for the U.S. Olympic Trials – Table Tennis, Collegiate Rugby National Championships, ACC Baseball Championships, and the world’s first-ever Rugby 7’s Olympic Qualification Tournament, among others. Importantly, the TSC successfully led North Carolina’s bid for the 2029 FISU World University Games and continues to be actively involved in the Games planning and development today. For more information on the TSC, visit www.trianglesportscommission.com.

Stuart Law Firm

Stuart Law Firm

The Stuart Law Firm in Raleigh, NC, is a boutique law firm established in 1995. The firm brings together over 60 years of combined experience with its principals to deliver a unique blend of services while focusing on the people that matter most – their clients. Stuart Law Firm focuses on the areas of business law, housing finance, insurance litigation, and intellectual property. The firm has developed a trusted practice emphasizing personal attention, clear communication, and the commitment to go the extra mile. Firm attorneys are licensed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia. For more information on Stuart Law Firm, visit www.stuartlawfirm.com

Sports & Properties, Inc

Sports & PRoperties, INC

Located in Cary, NC, SPI is a leading sports tourism and economic development firm focused on four key areas of the sports tourism industry: sports & entertainment facilities, major events, sports tourism consulting, and major sponsorships, including naming rights. SPI recent projects include the Southern Africa Youth Games, the Raleigh Durham market’s Major League Soccer Application, the USA Masters Games, Greater Hickory (NC) sports tourism, St. Pete Pier naming rights, and the Boombah Sports Complex. Major event projects include the U.S. Masters Swimming National Championships, National Collegiate Table Tennis Championships, Major League Cricket, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, and the American Cup International Gymnastics competition. SPI clients include the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the City of St. Petersburg, Capitol Broadcasting Company, the North Carolina Football Club, and the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, among others. For more information on Sports & Properties, Inc., visit www.sportsproperties.com.

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Hannah Sheridan & Cochran

Hannah Sheridan & Cochran, LLP is a law firm which serves business, construction, and individual clients throughout North Carolina. Our experienced attorneys regularly counsel clients through legal issues, such as construction liens, civil litigation, business transactions, and commercial collections. Whether representing a corporation or an individual, we keep the client’s goals as well as the economics of the case in focus while assisting clients in making informed, educated decisions. HSC began with a shared vision focusing on experience, integrity and ingenuity. We believe in offering professional, attentive service to you, our client, and work every day to reach logical, viable and economic outcomes to your challenges. We are passionate about being relatable in our dealings with you and your opposition, and we promise to be the legal partner you can trust. For more information, visit www.hscattorneys.com/.

Kilpatrick Townsend

Kilpatrick Townsend

Kilpatrick Townsend is an international law firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm has nineteen offices, including U.S. offices in California, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Texas, Washington State, and the District of Columbia, and international offices in Japan, Shanghai, and Sweden. Kilpatrick Townsend helps leaders create, expand, and protect the value of their companies and most prized assets by bringing an equal balance of business acumen, technical skill, and creative thinking to the opportunities and challenges they face. Kilpatrick Townsend has built a premier firm known globally for helping established and emerging entities successfully grow their businesses and become industry leaders. For more information, visit www.kilpatricktownsend.com/.

KTS Strategies

KTS Strategies

KTS Strategies LLC brings years of experience providing clients in a diverse range of industries with comprehensive policy and advocacy advice before federal, state, and local agencies. In North Carolina, KTS Strategies advises local municipalities, corporate transportation entities, nonprofit organizations, statewide associations, government vendors, and Fortune 500 companies before the North Carolina General Assembly and executive branch. In Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, KTS brings a wealth of collective knowledge and experience in business and government affairs, with many of its team members having held senior government and related positions and appointments at all levels of government. For more information about KTS Strategies, visit www.ktsstrategies.com.

Joseph M. Bryan Foundation

JOSEPH M. BRYAN FOUNDATION

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation is a charitable foundation located in Greensboro, North Carolina. The foundation was established by Joe Bryan, a long-time Greensboro business and community leader, and noted philanthropist. The Bryan Foundation supports numerous community causes in greater Greensboro including education, health services, parks, events, and facilities. Major projects undertaken by the Bryan Foundation have included Downtown Greensboro redevelopment and leading the assembly of the megasite that landed Toyota's new battery plant for electric vehicles. In sports-related tourism and economic development projects, the Bryan Foundation has supported the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, USA Gymnastics Championships, major aquatics competitions, and more.

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Galloway Ridge

Galloway Ridge is a non-profit Life Plan Community located just eight miles south of Chapel Hill in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Galloway Ridge is a remarkable choice for inspiring, satisfying senior living. Located in Fearrington Village, Galloway Ridge has all the features, amenities, and security one could want including on site health care providers, delicious culinary options, a fitness and wellness center, climate-controlled storage, and beautiful walking trails among others. Their team of over 350 caring, professional staff members is dedicated to providing their residents and their guests with the highest quality of support, services, and activities imaginable. For more information on Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, visit www.gallowayridge.com.

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Wasserman

Wasserman is a partner to the world’s most iconic brands, properties, and talent in their endeavors across sports, entertainment, and culture. The company has a central purpose to transform the businesses and careers of clients. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Wasserman operates across six continents with offices in more than 20 cities worldwide. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. Wasserman Music can be followed on Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Wasserman visit www.teamwass.com.