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Economic Development Workgroup

From entrepreneurs to agribusiness operations and high-tech manufacturers, the region’s strength lies in the ability to support knowledge-based businesses of any size and sector. Craft brewers, clean energy companies, nutraceutical operations, and recreational goods manufacturers all find a place to grow and thrive in the five counties. An innovative, entrepreneurial, and creative workforce drives our diverse economy. A rich culture, unparalleled natural amenities, traditional and holistic health care options, and an accessible community college and university system foster productivity in our five counties and contribute to a highly desirable place to live, work, and grow.

Existing plans, data, and studies were collected, analyzed, and synthesized into an Existing Conditions Report for each topic. Here is a link to the Economic Development Chapter if you’d like to read more. Workgroups were formed around each topic area to review existing conditions, identify issues and goals, and recommend strategies. To learn more about the background of this topic, read the Existing Conditions Report and review the workgroup’s meeting notes and related information on this page. The goals identified by all the workgroups are listed in the GroWNC Regional Plan on pages 29-37.


Existing Conditions Report - Economic Development
Economic Development Handout


Meetings

Economic Development Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Economic Development Meeting Notes


Community Meetings
Various dates and location in May

Economic Development Materials from Community Meetings


Economic Development Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Economic Development Meeting Notes


Ed Meeting

Economic Development Workgroup Meeting
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Gallery of photos
Economic Development Meeting Notes

 


Economic Development Workgroup Meeting
Thursday, Febraury 16, 2012
Land-of-Sky Regional Council

Economic Development Meeting Notes


Workgroup Launch Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2012
AB Tech, Enka Campus, Haynes Conference Center

Economic Development Meeting Notes