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Rural Day


Save the Date Rural Day: March 26, 2019

On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, We welcomed more than 450 people from 83 counties to this celebration of our rural communities. And our voices were heard, as rural champions from across the state met with their legislators and interfaced with top state leaders.
We deeply appreciate your participation, energy, and commitment to rural North Carolina. Thank you for coming, from near and far, to show our leaders that Rural Counts. 


On Tuesday, May 29 more than 450 rural advocates from 83 North Carolina counties traveled to Raleigh to learn more about three critical issues and celebrate local stories of innovation and resiliency. They heard from top experts and elected officials about possible solutions and a vision forward–for all of our state. We concluded the day with a special announcement about a major new Rural Center initiative, Thread Capital.

Download the Rural Day 2018 program booklet that includes agenda, speaker bios, and more.

Click here to watch Christopher Chung from EDPNC share his vision on a balanced approach for economic development.


Download individual copies of the Rural Day 2018 issue briefs for each priority we discussed:




Small Business Development


Thank you to all of our generous sponsors for the second annual Rural Day! 



Legislative Visits


Make your voice heard! Schedule one-on-one meetings with your representatives Wednesday, May 30.

Who represents you? Click here to see our Advocacy Toolkit to help you find your representative.


NC Legislative Building
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601


Jenny Grant, Event Coordinator | 919.212.4226



Todd Brantley, Senior Director of Public Affairs | 919.250.4314