Developing Economically Competitive Rural Communities in North Carolina: An Eight County Demonstration Project

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
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The Institute of Government & Kenan Flagler Business School will jointly launch a demonstration project to enhance the economic competitiveness of eight rural and severely distressed NC counties. Four of the target areas will be in western North Carolina (Cherokee, Madison, Swain, & Yancey) and four are located in the east (Bertie, Halifax, Hertford, and Northampton). The goal of the project is to develop a prototype of a community-based economic development model that can be used to enhance the competitiveness of all NC Rural counties.

Mr. Robert P. LowmanOffice of Sponsored Research104 Airport Drive, Suite 2200Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-1350(919) 966-5625
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