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Out of an abundance of caution and care, the NC Rural Center and Thread Capital will be closing our offices, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Please note that even while our physical offices will be temporarily closed, our entire staff will continue to work remotely and will be available by email and phone to assist you in these uncertain times.

We have also decided to cancel all March events held in the SECU Training and Conference Center at the NC Rural Center. This situation is evolving rapidly, and we have decided to temporarily freeze all future conference center bookings. April bookings will be evaluated on a one-week rolling basis, so if you have a booking for the week of April 6, we will notify you on March 30 about the decision to close. 

If you and your organization have questions, or wish to cancel your event, please reach out to Patty Eller at

We acknowledge the potential inconveniences this may cause, but these decisions were made with the health and safety of Rural Center/Thread Capital staff and guests in mind. COVID-19 brings with it significant challenges, and we appreciate your flexibility and understanding during this time. 

Stay safe.

NC Rural Center/Thread Capital