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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Program Area:
Open Grants Program
County of Applicant:

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. Lowman CB 4100, Bynum Hall Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3400 (919) 966-5625
Areas Served:
Bertie, Hertford, Cherokee, Madison, Swain, Yancey, Halifax, Northampton

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