2010 Rural Partners Forum
November 4-5, 2010
North Raleigh Hilton
The 2010 Rural Partners Forum presented a stimulating, fast-paced overview of the sectors most likely to produce jobs and economic opportunity over the next three to five years – and practical steps that rural leaders can take to benefit.
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North Carolina Capital Access Program
Other Rural Center grant and loan opportunities
Billy Ray Hall, "North Carolina at the Tipping Point"
Linda Carlisle, "Creativity Means Business"
Scott Dorney, "Leveraging the Military Economy"
Mikki Sager, "Amenity-Based Development: The Conservation Fund's Resourceful Communities Program"
Norris Tolson, "Ramping Up the Rural Economy--Emerging Industry: Biotechnology"
Ivan Urlaub, "Our Efficiency and Renewables Industries: NC 2010 Tier 1 & Tier 2 County Information"
Larry Wooten, presentation on agriculture
Billy Ray Hall, closing presentation on current grant and loan opportunities
Growing New Markets
Innovating for the Military
Fueling the Future
Setting the Stage for Growth
Banking on the Arts
Education = Economic Opportunity
A Healthy Investment
Preserving Coastal Heritage
Recipe for Success
Free Gas Creates Jobs
Program to encourage $800 million in small business lending