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for Business North Carolina Vol. 38 Issue 7, July 2018
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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.
Governor Roy Cooper’s agenda includes capitalizing on the recent economic upswing that complements what the governor defines as the state’s strengths: absence of unions, low tax rates, focus on education. His cited strengths include greater bipartisan support, helping to partially eradicate HB2, and supporting the increase of teacher salaries and per-pupil spending.
Attracting the attentions of Northern transplants and North Carolina natives in equally copious measures is Dare County’s Manteo. Among its noted virtues of the coastal town are a thriving commercial fishing community, preservation of the town’s connection with the lost colony, and maritime heritage measured in its shipyards’ construction of Naval craft during WWII.