The NC Rural Center is in the business of working with our state’s rural citizens to help their local communities flourish. Some issues, though, extend beyond the local level. Some challenges that face our state are big enough and complex enough that they will take us all working together to solve.
That is where our advocacy program comes in. The Rural Center is committed to working with rural champions from all over the state to make significant statewide progress toward our 10 Rural Counts strategies for rural economic development. At the NC Rural Center, we believe if we dream big, plan smart, and work together with a focus on these strategies, we will see our communities thrive.
The issues are big, but the key to solving them hinges on one thing: you.
We hope you will take some time to learn more about all 10 strategies and how they impact rural communities. Explore our Advocacy in Action feed on this page to see what we are doing right now to tackle them at the state and federal levels. Use the Advocacy Toolkit to get the basics about how to engage with your elected officials, view webinars and other training materials, and dig deep into our theory of change. Most importantly, plan how you can take your own action to improve rural communities in our state.
Want even more up-to-the-minute info? Follow us on Twitter at @RuralCounts.
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