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Rural Summit

The NC Rural Center’s 2021 signature policy advocacy event, the 2021 Rural Summit will take place virtually on March 15-17. Accounting for the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, this multi-day, virtual event is expected to attract hundreds of people from across North Carolina and beyond. The Rural Summit will call attention to a number of public policy issues and priorities affecting our state’s rural people and places, with a special thematic focus on entrepreneurship and small-business development. Additional policy issues on the event agenda include: broadband, healthcare, social determinants of health, water and wastewater infrastructure, regional collaboration, racial equity, and communities mobilizing for change. You will not want to miss this informative and action-oriented policy change event.






Pre-Summit ONLY*
Monday, March 15, 2021

Summit ONLY*
Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Pre-Summit AND Summit*
March 15- 16, 2021

$35 $50 $75

*Includes legislator meetings on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 





If you are interested in sponsoring the 2021 Rural Summit, please contact Jenal Austin, program manager,