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Collaborative endeavors between East Carolina University and Pitt Community College are making a positive economic and occupational impact, particularly in local industrial and private sectors. Countywide collaborative yields include PCC’s Walter and Marie Williams Science and Technology Building; VECU, a fusion of ECU and Vidant Health’s 80 medical practices; Farmville’s East Carolina ArtSpace gallery; and Ayden's Quilt Lizzy US LLC.
Along with education, ECU is making a difference in fields such as medicine, life sciences, engineering, technology, and business. Graduates are a particular boon to rural communities, most vulnerable to the economic and occupational challenges the region has known the past few decades. Another industry noted as a potential booster to a region without textiles and tobacco as occupational powerhouses is ecotourism.