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 NC region includes Jackson, Swain, Macon, and Graham Counties as well as the Qualla Boundary.

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