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Rural Counts Policy Luncheons

Rural Counts Policy Luncheons

This May, the Rural Counts team completed a series of six Rural Policy Luncheons in Laurinburg, Bryson City, Morganton, Wentworth, Rocky Mount, and Jacksonville. These luncheons drew 238 rural advocates and leaders from 58 counties across the state....

Legislative Tracker

Legislative Tracker

The Rural Center’s advocacy platform, Rural Counts: 10 Strategies for Rural North Carolina’s Future, presents a framework for creating a stronger rural economy in the context of a rapidly changing state. Within these strategies, the Rural Center will concentrate its...

Jones Street Journal

Jones Street Journal

  2019 Senate Budget Overview   Friday, May 31, the Senate passed its version of the budget for the upcoming biennium (July 2019 – June 2021) and the grand total is $24 billion.  Follow the link for our analysis.     House Budget Highlights   House members of the NC...

Small Business Dynamism in North Carolina

Small Business Dynamism in North Carolina

A new joint report from the NC Rural Center and Thread Capital shows that a decade after the Great Recession, North Carolina's small businesses are still struggling to recover and catch up with their urban counterparts in the state. The report, Small...