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Focusing on Regional Success

  Prior to joining the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments (COG) in 2007, I didn’t understand or appreciate the concept of regionalism--cooperation and collaboration among towns, cities and counties that share similar economic, physical and social...

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The Role of Main Street in Economic Development

In years gone by, Main Street often served as the commercial center for many small towns. Whether a farmer bringing goods and crops to market, or a banker issuing loans for the growth of homes and businesses, these downtown communities were the hub of business life. ...

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Person County GIS – ED’s Necessary Ally

Sallie Vaughn, GISP, Person County GIS Manager It has been said that Economic Development (ED) is a team sport. On this blog, we have run series about what site selectors look for in assisting new and expanding industries to choose the best locations. There have been...

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Economic Development Update for July 10, 2017

  Just after noon today, the Person County Board of Commissioners appointed 7 citizens to serve on the newly-reconstituted Person County Economic Development Commission, hereinafter referred to as EDC. The EDC includes 7 members from the community along with a...

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Tourism – The Purest Form of Economic Development

“Economic development,” in its purest form, is the process of improving the quality of life for citizens by increasing the local tax base and economic well-being of the community. Of course, this is done by fostering and promoting investment in communities, which...

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Strengthening the Workforce – A PCC Legacy

As my days as President of Piedmont Community College draw to an end, I find myself reflecting on the accomplishments of the College during these past few years. There is one area of accomplishment that I am very proud of and it is the way the College has responded to...

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Economic Development: A Three-Legged Stool

Economic Development Is a Three-Legged Stool When most people think about economic development and job creation, they focus on recruiting new companies to their county or community. That is an important and highly visible part of economic development, and why...

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A Message from the Director

  We have just completed our most recent blog series on the top 10 factors for economic development according to a survey of site development consultants published in Area Development Magazine in 2016¹. Last month, the Research Triangle Regional Partnership held...

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