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With a fragile economy built on low-wage, low-skill jobs, rural North Carolina must remake its work force as its industries remake themselves.
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.