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Economic Developers to Convene on Rural Prosperity

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RALEIGH – The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) has invited local economic developers from all 100 counties in the state to an event examining five building blocks necessary for rural communities to capitalize on the state’s economic momentum.

“Energizing Rural North Carolina: The Building Blocks of Successful Economic Development,” will be held July 12-13 at The Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst.

The event will explore how infrastructure, workforce, education, health, and leadership shape economic outcomes in rural communities.

The event, which the EDPNC is presenting with key partners including the NC Rural Center, will feature expert speakers and case studies intended to inspire participants to identify and pursue actionable economic development strategies within their own rural communities. 

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ReCONNECT to Community

Institute for Emerging Issues

People across our state are stepping away from community life, threatening our ability to solve our biggest challenges and maintain our economic competitiveness.

The fall 2018 Emerging Issues Forum, ReCONNECT to Community: Increasing Civic Engagement and Dialogue, will identify strategies to re-energize our citizens and launch teams across the state to lead the path to re-connection.  

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