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7617
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The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center is launching the Small Town Initiative to bring greater prosperity and improved quality of life to the state's small towns. The imitative focuses on incorporated towns with populations under 10,000 that have experienced business closings and layoffs, devastation from natural disasters, and poverty.
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Southern City (NoCar Oversize JS 39 S6), Vol. 55 Issue 7, July 2005, p6-7, il
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28503
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North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have channeled $52 million to more than 100 projects across the state since the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) program began in 1989. The REDLG program provides rural utilities with grants and zero-interest loans to directly fund local projects that create and retain employment in the communities they serve. One recent example was the $995,00 grant to the Gunn Memorial Public Library in Caswell County.
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31238
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Small businesses in North Carolina are important to rural economies, and have been the creative fuel for the technology revolution. The North Carolina Technological Development Authority has contributed grants and loans to the state’s business incubators. Local organizations, authorities, and community colleges have also provided support where economic development resources are scarce.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 32 Issue 3, Mar 2000, p32-34, il, por Periodical Website
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38240
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On the state’s political and economic backburner for many decades was small towns. In response to the ensued crisis was Governor Cooper’s initiative, Hometown Strong. This program, facilitating cooperation between state agencies and local leaders, identifies and implements plans that may address issues such as job skills training, internet access, small business startup, infrastructure, and representation in state government.