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At the 2021 Rural Summit, the NC Rural Center announced the launch of the North Carolina Small Business Coalition and its accompanying policy agenda, North Carolina’s New Small Business Plan. The policy agenda was crafted by the Rural Center’s Small Business Policy Task Force, a bipartisan, statewide panel of small-business owners, nonprofit leaders, and entrepreneurship advocates.

Now is the time to advocate for and implement long-term and statewide policy solutions to stabilize the economic vitality of our state’s small-businesses. Will you join us? 

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Rural Counts Webinar Series: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Rural Counts Webinar Series: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

In March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law, allocating $1.9 trillion dollars to help America recover and build back from the COVID-19 pandemic. North Carolina received nearly $18 billion for local governments, fiscal recovery, broadband...


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