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Rural Summit 2023

The Rural Summit 2023 is taking place March 20-21, 2023 at the Raleigh Convention Center. This conference will focus on Driving Policy Change: All Roads Lead to Rural. The 2023 Rural Summit will bring together community leaders, policymakers, and rural advocates from across the state and nation to engage in a thoughtful, intentional dialogue about the actions we can take today to advance policy and systems change across a broad spectrum of rural development issues.

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Interested in Sponsoring the 2023 Rural Summit? Contact Jenal Austin at

Questions? Contact Jenny Grant 

For information on hotel accommodations visit this website.


Relive the 2022 Rural Summit

We at the NC Rural Center want to thank each and every one of you who joined us at the 2022 Rural Summit.

Each year, we think of the Rural Summit as our state’s rural homecoming, a chance for our local leaders and state partners to come together in conversation and celebration. This year was no different. We welcomed more than 400 people from all across the state for two days of education and engagement with their peers and knowledge experts from around the state and across the country.

Rural Sumit 2022 Photos

Rural Summit 2022 Awards in Rural Excellence

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