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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 advocacy efforts in 2019 on broadband, health care, and entrepreneurship.



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Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development

Education and Workforce Development


Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

Agriculture & Natural Resources


Rural Development Funding & Technical Assistance

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