Meet Gary Shope
Experts in Downtown Revitalization, Economic Development, Strategic Marketing & Communication Plans.
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Meet Gary Shope

Gary Shope

Executive Advisor


Building Alliances – Rural Revitalization – Entrepreneurial Development Programs – Economic Development/Tax Incentive Negotiations – International Business Recruitment – University/Community College Connectivity – Leadership of the Future Executive Education Programs – Workforce Development – Southern Yankee


As a 35+ year economic development and pharmaceutical business executive, I bring extensive connections in the global business arena, university/community college, non-profit, political, and government entities to the table. I have a distinct understanding of the importance of quality healthcare, especially for rural communities. My approach of involving your team in reaching solutions that benefit the client and community, is a win-win for everyone.

Community Involvement


Research Triangle Region, NC

Board Member

2017 – present


NC State University, Raleigh, NC

Poole College of Management

Board of Advisors


Meals on Wheels, Raleigh, NC

Deliver hot meals to shut-in clients

Durham Tech & Community College Foundation

Board Member

2002 – 2004


ALS Association-Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, Raleigh, NC

Board Chairman

2004 – 2010


ALS Association – Jim “Catfish” Hunter Chapter, Raleigh, NC

Field of Dreams Gala Committee Member

2001 – 2004

Hillyer Memorial Christian Church, Raleigh, NC

Pastoral Search Committee 2003

Associate Minister Search Committee 2019


Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh, NC

Board Member


Durham Sister Cities, Durham, NC

International Sister Cities Program

Board Chairman, 2000 – 2002