Mountain West NC in North Carolina Chosen for Pilot Program Designed to Strengthen Rural Economies

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Raleigh, NC – North Carolina State University announces the selection of a multi-county region in North Carolina for participation in CREATE BRIDGES, a program designed to build up rural economies. CREATE BRIDGES was recently launched in Illinois, New Mexico, and North Carolina with the help of a $2,041,330 grant from Walmart to the Southern Rural Development Center (SRDC).

The selected Mountain West North Carolina region includes Jackson, Swain, Macon, and Graham Counties as well as the Qualla Boundary.

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