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Holistically Folding Service Delivery into Chapel Hill’s Comprehensive Planning Process

Andrew Guinn is a PhD student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Chapel Hill.

Over the course of the last summer, the Community Campus Partnership extended its activities into Orange County and began working with the Town of Chapel Hill in support of its new Comprehensive Planning process.  One of the outputs of this collaboration was a far-reaching inventory of Town-provided services, the first of its kind in Chapel Hill.  Now that the planning process is officially beginning on September 27, it is time to begin putting this document to use as an informational tool for public planning meetings. Read More…

A Little Creativity Goes a Long Way: Aiding Distressed Communities in Precarious Economic Times

Kendra Cotton is a Project Director with the Community-Campus Partnership Program.

North Carolina’s chapter of the American Planning Association will hold its annual conference in Charlotte from October 5-7. The Community-Campus Partnership, in conjunction with the North Carolina Rural Center and the for-profit firm LandDesign, Inc. will convene a panel discussion to provide professional planners and other interested attendees with information about creative strategies that have been and are currently being implemented to improve economically distressed communities.  Read More…

Town of Yanceyville/NC STEP Internship Update

Libby Hodges recently received her Masters in Public Administration from UNC and is currently serving as a CCP intern working with the Town of Yanceyville in Caswell County, NC.

Having just wrapped an 11-week internship with the Town of Yanceyville in Caswell County, the author reports on the various projects that kept her busy during the summer. Given these uncertain economic times, internships may provide a cost-effective way of securing adept talent to tackle important, albeit short-term, projects that often end up placed on the back burner due to time and resource issues. Read More…

The High Costs of Rural High School Dropouts

Judith Meece is a School of Education faculty member.

National Public Radio recently featured a series of reports on the high cost of high school dropout. Only one of the six reports focused on students in rural communities. The lack of focus on the needs of rural schools and youth is not unexpected. In 2003, the Brookings Institution issued a report stating that rural schools were “America’s forgotten educational institution.” A 2010 report by the Rural School and Community Trust, stated that the lower rates of educational attainment of rural students, when compared with their metropolitan peers, is an “invisible achievement gap.”

The Community-Campus Partnership has initiated a new project in Caswell County, North Carolina to increase high school graduation rates. Read More…

CCP Awards a Grant of $9,400 for High School Drop-out Prevention Research in Caswell County

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

The Community-Campus Partnership (CCP) has awarded a $9,400 grant to School of Education Professor Judith Meece to conduct an analysis of school drop-out events in Caswell County and to work with Superintendent Douglas Barker to design a retention program.

During the 2009-10 school year, there were 37 dropout events reported to NC’s Department of Public Instruction from Caswell County. Although the district has reduced dropout events by half since 2005, the loss of approximately 40 students within an academic year is significant for a small, rural community. The superintendent has requested assistance from CCP to develop a high school retention program. Currently, there is little research available to guide the development of such a program in a rural community. Read More…

Creating a Service Inventory for the Town of Chapel Hill

Andrew Guinn is a doctoral student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC and an intern with the Community Campus Partnership.

The Town of Chapel Hill is preparing for its upcoming comprehensive planning process, known as Chapel Hill 20/20. As the name of the plan suggests, the document which results from this process will provide a clear vision that will guide the future of the Town. Read More…

Measuring Public Service Provision in Chapel Hill’s Comprehensive Planning Process

Andrew Guinn is a doctoral student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and an intern with the Community-Campus Partnership.

With support from the Community-Campus Partnership, the Town of Chapel Hill is currently in the process of updating its comprehensive plan.  One of the main goals in this process is to follow a new, participatory approach by engaging with as many community stakeholders as possible.  During the planning process, stakeholders will participate in meetings in order to 1) identify issues to be addressed by the plan, 2) serve in a problem-solving capacity to envision long-term strategies around these issues, and 3) help to produce the content of the plan itself.  Read More…

Triangle North lands first company

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

Triangle North, formerly known as the Kerr-Tar Hub, is an economic development partnership between four counties north of the Research Triangle Park (including Granville, Vance, Franklin and Warren). The partnership involves local governments sharing the costs to develop sites across the region and, when new companies are attracted to one of the sites, sharing the tax revenues. The Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments manages operations and marketing for Triangle North.

On April 5, Triangle North announced that: Read More…

CCP Awards a Grant of $20,000 for Economic Development Effort in Kinston

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

CCP has awarded a $20,000 grant to Thomas Stith, program director for economic development for the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill in support of his project titled “City of Kinston: Development Led Economic Development.” The project builds on the existing economic growth occurring in Kinston and surrounding Lenoir County, and it targets the area flanking one of the community’s major thorough fares, Highway 11/MLK Corridor, for redevelopment. Read More…

Lift Off Lenoir! Reception

Kendra Cotton is a project director with the Community-Campus Partnership.

The CCP grant-funded project “Lift Off, Lenoir! A Partnership between Lenoir County Public Schools and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center” will officially launch during a reception scheduled to be held on Monday, January 31 from 4:00 -6:00pm at the Spirit Composite Center of Excellence. Read More…

CCP Awards a Grant of $8,167 to bring Astronomy Program to Lenoir County Schools

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

CCP has awarded a $8,167 grant to Elysa Corin, science education specialist at UNC’s Morehead Planetarium and Science Center. The grant will support “Lift Off, Lenoir! A Partnership between Lenoir County Public Schools and Morehead Planetarium and Science Center.” The program will bring North Carolina’s first portable digital planetarium and a unique space-themed education program to approximately1,000 Lenoir County elementary school students. Read More…

North Carolina Civic Health Index Measures Our Civic Capital

Kelley O’Brien is the Director of the North Carolina Civic Education Consortium, a program of the School of Government and one of the five North Carolina Civic Health Index partner organizations.

Our communities depend on civic capital. When residents vote in local elections, volunteer to assist those in need, sit on school boards, or voice their concerns through letters to the editor, they are making our communities better places to live. The 2010 North Carolina Civic Health Index outlines several disturbing gaps in civic participation, most notably, low levels of participation among our state’s young people and demographic gaps in North Carolina’s civil society. Read More…

CCP Awards $20,000 for research to benefit communities and companies in Lenoir and Caswell counties

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

CCP has awarded a $20,000 grant to Dr. Emil Malizia, chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning at UNC-Chapel Hill to support his project titled “Fostering Resilient Places: Sources of Economic Strength in Nonmetropolitan North Carolina.” The project will identify community assets and policies contributing to the success of companies in traditional industries in the state, despite a struggling economy and shrinking markets. The project is expected to yield important insights and lessons for communities and companies in Caswell and Lenoir counties. Read More…

Kinston and Lenoir County win grant for energy efficient streetlights

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

Last summer Adam Parker, a CCP graduate student intern, worked with the City of Kinston to design a streetlight replacement plan and applied for Federal Recovery Act funding to finance light replacements. Parker also helped to facilitate a partnership between the City and Cree Inc, a Research Triangle Park based company that is a national leader in LED manufacturing. CREE’s “LED City Program” is a special designation given to cities that pursue an LED strategy. While funding was not granted from federal Recovery Act funds, the City re-applied to the N.C. Energy Office and, in early October, was awarded a $500,000 grant to help defray the cost of a $625,000 initiative to install 740 LED streetlights in place of the current high-pressure sodium and mercury lights. Read More…

Making Connections: Facilitating Collaborative Capacity-Building in Caswell County

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a Community Campus Partnership intern in Caswell and Lenoir Counties.

Community-Campus Partnership interns are working to facilitate collaboration between the Caswell County Partnership for Children (PFC) and Piedmont Community College (PCC) in order to satisfy the PFC’s need to update its website.  The website provides stakeholders in Caswell County with valuable information, including details surrounding the PFC’s programs, resources targeted at local parents and teachers, and contact information for accredited childcare service providers.  Read More…

Healthcare careers in Lenoir County

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

For the last several months, a team of UNC graduate students from the Department of City and Regional Planning have been working with Professor Nichola Lowe and healthcare employers in Lenoir County to analyze labor market data and begin building Lenoir County Health Care Career Maps for local employers (including RHA Howell, the primary partner for UNC’s research).

On Monday, August 16th, the Community-Campus Partnership hosted a meeting of healthcare employers and supporting organizations in Lenoir County. The meeting was the capstone event for a project described in previous posts here and here. Graduate students from UNC presented data and facilitated a discussion of workforce challenges, opportunities for collaboration and potential barriers to collaboration. Read More…

Marketing natural assets-Yanceyville’s Farmer Lake

Leah Elliott is a rising junior in UNC’s undergraduate departments of Political Science and Public Policy and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties.

This past summer, the drive up Highway 86 to Yanceyville, N.C. was by far my favorite. Pass through downtown Hillsborough, enter a good twenty-minute drive surrounded by rolling hills, head straight and you will find yourself in the town square. Travelers driving up and down this same highway may stop in Yanceyville to visit the stately courthouse, historical museum or one of the quaint local restaurants to grab lunch. However, many probably do not know that veering to the left of the square and following West Main until one-way bridges start to appear will lead to one of Yanceyville’s hidden gems: Farmer Lake. Read More…

The Gallery in Yanceyville: a look at how creative businesses strengthen local economies

Leah Elliott is a rising junior in UNC’s undergraduate departments of Political Science and Public Policy and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties.

Throughout the past year, the Community-Campus Partnership has been involved with planning and marketing for The Gallery in Yanceyville, North Carolina. With renovations on the space set to begin in September, a look at the impact of creative businesses in North Carolina Read More…

Kinston Promise Neighborhood Gears Up for Planning Year

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning, and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties.

Even though the Kinston Promise Neighborhood group has already successfully submitted its grant application to the Department of Education for a one-year planning grant, the organization and its partners have maintained forward momentum in the community. Read More…

Caswell County youth and senior citizens collaborate to conduct a walkability assessment in Yanceyville

Peter Balvanz is a recent graduate from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the UNC Gilling’s School of Global Public Health.

From February through May students from the School of Public Health Jeff Quinn, Leilani Ogan, and Peter Balvanz partnered with youth from Caswell County to better understand what these young residents believed helped them stay healthy, and what gets in the way. Among the many factors mentioned, at the environmental level youth pointed out a fear of walking in certain areas, a barrier that limits this inexpensive and common form of physical activity. With this insight, public health students desired to know how widespread this fear is, and what other barriers to walking in town are present. In partnership with members of the Caswell community, public health students proposed to engage citizens in a walkability assessment of Yanceyville.

The assessment consists of an index for participants to rank the walkability of the town on a block by block basis, a survey for the general public, and photography to capture particularly problematic or attractive locations in town. Read More…

Mapping Healthcare Occupations in Lenoir County

Ben Houck is a graduate of the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP Intern working in Lenoir County.

What do you think about when you hear the phrase “climbing the corporate ladder”? Is it moving from a mail room to a corner office or from sales floor to district manager? The concept of a career ladder is more than a metaphor. It is found in the toolbox of workforce development and is a central theme to this project. Building Healthcare Career Ladders in Lenoir County is an initiative funded through the Community-Campus Partnership Small Grants Program.

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A Year in Lenoir County

Adam Parker is a Masters in Public Administration alumnus at UNC Chapel Hill. Parker is entering UNC Law in the fall and currently works with Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Over the past year, the Community Campus Partnership has engaged in a number of activities in Lenoir County. This post highlights those achievements and offers a glimpse of what is to come.

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Arts and Economic Development – New York Mills, MN (pop 1,200)

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

An article in today’s News & Observer profiles David Eckel, from Clayton, NC, who recently won the Great American Think-Off, a philosophy competition held in New York Mills, Minnesota (population 1,200). The Think-Off, an annual event, draws international visitors to the small community in Northern Minnesota to debate issues such as “Is democracy fair? And, is it ever wrong to do the right thing?” This year’s question, which prompted a winning argument from Mr. Eckel, was “Do the wealthy have an obligation to help the poor?”

Nearly 80 miles from any significant city, the small town of New York Mills demonstrates the potential for turning arts and culture into economic development. Read More…

Yanceyville Creating Opportunity With New Amphitheatre

Melvin McDermott III is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Caswell County.

One local official exclaims “Now, I can point to something in Yanceyville for our residents to do on the first Friday’s of every month”.  First Friday’s is the name of the new event series in Yanceyville.  The series is held at Read More…

Artists’ and Artisans’ Gallery Moves Forward in Yanceyville

Andrew Guinn is a graduate student in the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning and a CCP intern working in Caswell and Lenoir Counties.

This summer, the Community-Campus Partnership is continuing work with the Artists’ and Artisans’ Gallery in Yanceyville, Caswell County.  Currently the gallery’s Board of Directors is placing the finishing touches on the administrative framework of the organization and is preparing to hire a manager and begin renovations of the old Watlington’s building, where the business will be sited. Read More…

The Devil’s In the Details…

Adam Parker is a Masters in Public Administration alumnus at UNC Chapel Hill. Parker is entering UNC Law in the fall and currently works with Lenoir County, North Carolina.

This post discusses challenges around implementing the Martin Luther King corridor associated with the North Carolina Department of Transportation, community organizing, and grant funding requirements. The end of the post provides a few quick updates on Lenoir County’s STEM effort, organizing a Pro Bono trip by UNC Law students to Lenoir County, and expanding CCP’s impact into LaGrange, NC.

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Local restaurant to create tours of Yanceyville

Joy Jackson is a graduate student in UNC’s  Master of Public Administration program and a CCP intern working in Lenoir  and Caswell Counties. 

The Yancey House

This summer, interns from the Community Campus Partnership will be working with the owners of the Yancey House restaurant create historical tours of town it calls home – Yanceyville, NC.  Read More…

An Update on Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Kinston

Adam Parker is a Masters in Public Administration alumnus at UNC Chapel Hill. Parker is entering UNC Law in the fall and currently works with Lenoir County, North Carolina.

UNC students performed excellent work over the past year with the Martin Luther King corridor. A UNC MBA STAR team began the process last spring, while City and Regional Planning students filed a thorough report and received GoldenLeaf funding to begin construction on the project. This post details recent developments as the project nears its groundbreaking.

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Caswell County youth and students from the school of public health present collaborative research results regarding what helps and hinders a healthy lifestyle for youth in Caswell

Peter Balvanz is a recent graduate from the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) at the Gillings School of Global Public Health.

A group of youth from Caswell County and UNC public health students Leilani Ogan, Jeff Quinn, and Peter Balvanz recently presented collaborative research at venues on the UNC campus and in Caswell County. The two groups had been using photovoice as a methodology for youth to explore what keeps them healthy and what gets in the way through photographs and discussions. The presentation at UNC occurred on April 28 during the HBHE capstone celebration day during which students, faculty, and members from the community listened to student work taking place over the past school year. As the youth were viewed as integral co-researchers in the community-based participatory research modality, they were invited and received permission to assist with the presentation. Read More…

Lenoir County Awarded $88,626 in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Funding

Adam Parker is a Masters in Public Administration alumnus at UNC Chapel Hill. Parker is entering UNC Law in the fall and currently works with Lenoir County, North Carolina.

Over the past year, Community Campus Partnership interns have studied and engaged in a number of energy-related activities for the City of Kinston and its Department of Public Services. On May 18th, Governor Bev Perdue announced $4.9 million additional dollars to 52 local governments, including $88,626 to the City of Kinston for lighting sensors, lighting upgrades, and climate control improvements.

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Arts and Economic Development in Small Towns

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community & Economic Development Program and the Community-Campus Partnership.

Following the Institute for Emerging Issues Forum on Creativity (discussed in a previous post), we have had several inquiries about the role of arts in economic development, especially in small towns and rural areas. Traditional economic development tends to focus on export based industries that bring new dollars into the community. Tourism strategies focus on providing services or amenities that attract outside dollars, not necessarily with regard to local preferences (think, for example, South of the Border in Dillon, SC). So, what about arts-based strategies? Can arts-based strategies be conceived as increasing the local export base (either through tourism or direct sale outside the community)? Are there other factors to consider? This post will summarize one compelling argument for arts-based economic development in rural communities and conclude with resources for local practitioners and policy makers. Read More…

Lenoir County Update

Adam Parker is a Masters in Public Administration student at UNC Chapel Hill and works as a Research Assistant in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

The past few months have been full of activity in Lenoir County. This update will bring readers up to speed on recent events and future activities of the Community Campus Partnership involving STEM education reforms, the Harvey Beech papers, student trips to Lenoir County to perform service projects, and a study of the direct health care workforce in Lenoir County.

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Kinston, We’re on the Way: A Local Communications Initiative in Lenoir County

Joy Jackson is a Masters Student of Public Administration and a graduate student assistant working with the Community-Campus Partnership

The Community Campus Partnership has recently started to support a new communications/public relations initiative in Lenoir County.  “Kinston We’re on the Way”, or “K-Wow”,  is an initiative launched by the Committee of 100, a local economical development focused non-profit,  in partnership with the Kinston Chamber of Commerce, and is intended to increase positive press about the area.    Read More…

CCP Small Grants Available

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

The Community-Campus Partnership (CCP) seeks proposals from Carolina faculty, students and staff, for projects that align with local priorities in Caswell and/or Lenoir counties. Projects must build local capacity, skills, or knowledge to address current and future challenges in the areas of community and economic development, education, infrastructure, or public health; and/or improve the livability and viability of local communities. Read More…

Funding Opportunity – Caswell & Lenoir Counties

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

Non-profit organizations working on education/community development in Lenoir and Caswell Counties may be eligible for up to $20,000 in grant funds. Applications are due on March 31, 2010 (see SEED RFP).

Students Encouraging Educational Development (SEED) is a committee of UNC students who will award non-profit agencies in North Carolina grants for community development. Read More…

*UPDATE* CCP Provides Small Grant to Promote Healthy Lifestyles Among Caswell Youth

Kendra Cotton is a Project Director with the Community-Campus Partnership Program.

The Community-Campus Partnership has awarded a small grant in support of  three UNC graduate student researchers working to explore the social, structural, and environmental factors that facilitate or prevent County youth from achieving a healthy lifestyle.  Read More…

Asset building in Lenoir County

Kinston NC #6453Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

The Lenoir-Greene County Partnership for Children, the Little Bank, and Southeast Elementary School in Kinston operate a unique, local asset building program for low-income children in Lenoir County. The Community-Campus Partnership is working with local leaders and faculty/staff in the UNC School of Public Health to expand the scope and impact of asset building in Lenoir County. Read More…

Harvey Beech Papers – Meeting with Pam Beech Whaley

Adam Parker is a Masters Student of Public Administration and a graduate student assistant working with Lenoir County.

On February 10th, Community Campus Partnership Intern Adam Parker and Southern Historical Collection Director Tim West met with Pam Beech Whaley, the daughter of Harvey Beech. The meeting focused on cataloging and preserving the historical papers of Mr. Beech in the Southern Historical Collection.

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Workforce Needs for Aerospace Industry in North Carolina

Picture1Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

Last Summer, Regional Technology Strategies prepared an assessment for the Golden LEAF Foundation on workforce issues relating to the emerging aerospace industry in North Carolina. A few interesting findings: Read More…

Leadership Forum in Caswell County – Update

Joy Jackson is a Masters Student of Public Administration and research assistant working with the Community-Campus Partnership

On January 7th, local leaders in Caswell County came together to discuss development priorities and opportunities in the community.   Approximately 45 people were in attendance representing five organizations: (1) Caswell County, (2) Town of Yanceyville, (3) Piedmont Community College, (4) Caswell County Schools, (5) Dillard Education and Economic Development Services (DEEDS). The meeting was hosted by UNC’s Community Campus Partnership (CCP). Read More…

Leadership Forum in Caswell County

Caswell Senior Ctr #6737Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

On Thursday night, January 7th, the Community-Campus Partnership will facilitate a Caswell County leadership forum at the Senior Center in Yanceyville. Participants will include elected and appointed officials from Caswell County, the Town of Yanceyville, Piedmont Community College (PCC), Caswell County School Board and DEEDS (a local African-American organization). Kevin Howard, Caswell County Manager and Dr. Walter Bartlett, President of PCC, requested UNC’s asssitance in planning and facilitating a conversation about local development priorities and partnership opportunities. Read More…

Resources for Rural Grocery Stores

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

The Center for Rural Affairs has a newsletter series on “Sustaining Small Town Grocery Stores” (see here, here and here). The articles are short and sweet. There are some interesting examples of innovation in rural grocery store management, such as the store in Petersburg, Nebraska that entered into cooperative buying agreements with other bulk purchasers in town in order to avoid minimum buying penalties from food distributors. Read More…

Funding Opportunities for Rural Economic Development Projects

logoWill Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

Deadlines are approaching for several grant and loan programs focused on rural community and economic development in North Carolina. The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center has more than $30 million in grants and loans to invest in rural communities in North Carolina  for job creating projects. Importantly, these dollars need to be committed during fiscal year 2010.  Two programs that may be of particular interest: Read More…

Increasing unemployment in time-lapse

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and the Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

This map has been linked all over the blogosphere today, but if you haven’t seen it yet, definitely worth a look.

Will Lambe authored the NC Rural Center report, Small Towns, Big Ideas, and he served as Director of the Community and Economic Development Program at the School of Government from 2009 to 2014.

Jesse White Op-Ed in N&O

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

Jesse White, Director of the UNC Office for Economic and Business Development, has a compelling anti-incentive op-ed in the N&O today.

Will Lambe authored the NC Rural Center report, Small Towns, Big Ideas, and he served as Director of the Community and Economic Development Program at the School of Government from 2009 to 2014.

Jason Jolley makes presentation to Caswell County Commissioners

Will Lambe is the Director of the Community-Campus Partnership and Associate Director for the Community & Economic Development Program.

On Monday, November 2, Jason Jolley from the UNC Center for Competitive Economies at the Kenan Institute made a presentation on economic development to the Caswell County Commissioners. Jason provided data to illustrate a number of trends in the county, inluding a high out-commute rate, wage variance with neighboring communities, and emerging industry clusters in the adjoining Triad and Dan River regions. The presentation is available here Caswell County Presentation.

Will Lambe authored the NC Rural Center report, Small Towns, Big Ideas, and he served as Director of the Community and Economic Development Program at the School of Government from 2009 to 2014.

CCP, Lenoir County Project Update: Methane Capture, STEM, and the Beech Center

Adam Parker is a graduate student assistant working in Lenoir County.

The following post provides an update on three CCP initiatives in Lenoir County: (1) a potential methane gas capture facility at the county landfill, (2) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education, (3) a vision and plan for a community center in East Kinston.

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