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Together Technical Assistance and Training Application

I am writing you today to announce the availability of technical assistance and training for regional economic development planning.  Extension has again partnered with USDA-Rural Development on the delivery of its Stronger Economies Together Initiative (SET V).  In 2012-2013 we partnered on the SET III initiative, which resulted in the development of the regional economic development plan for Lee, Moore, and Richmond Counties, known as the Green Fields Initiative. In 2015-2016 we will be providing SET training and technical assistance to up to two regions in North Carolina that apply using the application referenced in the attached press release.  These regions must be comprised of at least 3 contiguous counties, and over half of their population must be rural. Please forward this press release to your contacts in economic and business development, including town managers, county officials, and others interested in regional economic development.  We are seeking multi-stakeholder groups who are interested in working regionally.  We will also be hosting an informational webinar on the application process on April 6 (the link for this webinar is in the press release).  The due date for the application is May 7. Thank you for your assistance in distributing this information statewide.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 919-628-4317. Becky Bowen Program Manager ANR/CRD blbowen@ncsu.edu (919) 628-4317

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