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Rural Day

 

Save the Date Rural Day: March 26, 2019

 
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, We welcomed more than 450 people from 83 counties to this celebration of our rural communities. And our voices were heard, as rural champions from across the state met with their legislators and interfaced with top state leaders.
 
We deeply appreciate your participation, energy, and commitment to rural North Carolina. Thank you for coming, from near and far, to show our leaders that Rural Counts. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
On Tuesday, May 29 more than 450 rural advocates from 83 North Carolina counties traveled to Raleigh to learn more about three critical issues and celebrate local stories of innovation and resiliency. They heard from top experts and elected officials about possible solutions and a vision forward–for all of our state. We concluded the day with a special announcement about a major new Rural Center initiative, Thread Capital.

Download the Rural Day 2018 program booklet that includes agenda, speaker bios, and more.

Click here to watch Christopher Chung from EDPNC share his vision on a balanced approach for economic development.

 

Download individual copies of the Rural Day 2018 issue briefs for each priority we discussed:

 

Broadband

Health

Small Business Development

 

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for the second annual Rural Day! 

 

 

Legislative Visits

 

Make your voice heard! Schedule one-on-one meetings with your representatives Wednesday, May 30.

Who represents you? Click here to see our Advocacy Toolkit to help you find your representative.

 

NC Legislative Building
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Questions

Jenny Grant, Event Coordinator

jgrant@ncruralcenter.org | 919.212.4226

 

Media

Todd Brantley, Senior Director of Public Affairs

tbrantley@ncruralcenter.org | 919.250.4314 

Announcement: Thread Capital activates Hurricane Florence Rapid Recovery Loan Program to assist North Carolina businesses affected by the storm. To learn more, click here.