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NC Small Business Coalition: Resources and Updates

NC Small Business Coalition: Resources and Updates

The NC Small Business Coalition seeks to lift up the voices of small business advocates through a combination of engagement opportunities, policy and advocacy tools, partnership connections, and resource collaboration. Please view our resources below, and join the...
Rural Counts Webinar Series: The State of Small Business in NC

Rural Counts Webinar Series: The State of Small Business in NC

Following the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, few experts could have accurately predicted what was about to happen to the entrepreneurial landscape in North Carolina and across the nation. While the early days of the pandemic saw many businesses shutter and...
NC Small Business Council

NC Small Business Council

The NC Rural Center and the Rural Counts advocacy team are pleased to announce the launch of the NC Small Business Advisory Council. Please join us in welcoming our inaugural council, consisting of twelve small business leaders and advocates from across the state:...
NC Rural Counts 2021 State Legislative Session Recap

NC Rural Counts 2021 State Legislative Session Recap

The 2021 legislative session delivered historic investment to rural North Carolina with over 185 bills signed into  law and a combined $52 billion appropriated in the 2021-2023 FYS budget. Our 2021 State Legislative Recap provides a comprehensive analysis of the...
NC Rural Center Continues to Endorse Medicaid Expansion, Citing that  North Carolina’s Rural People are Disproportionately Uninsured

Shopping local: the gift that keeps giving

“When you prioritize local purchase decisions, you are putting meals on the tables of your neighbors and helping the businesses that sponsor your child’s sports team,” said David Jackson, president of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. “You are making community in...