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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...

Applications Opening for NC Rural Center’s  Homegrown Leaders Training Programs in Eastern North Carolina

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...