It's the first summit of it's kind in Eastern Carolina, geared towards the health and education of your children.
It's the reason the Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton spoke at the Smart Investing Summit in Greenville Tuesday morning.
The summit focused on the importance of investing in education for the economic growth of the state.
More than 35 counties with representatives from Smart Start, Child Links and the community heard about initiatives for early education and proper health to create a successful community.
Two other summits, similar to this one, will take place in the Piedmont and western part of the state this month.