Partnership of regional councils releases report on growing jobs in NC

Cathy Martin - Jun 09, 2014 - 4:00:00 pm

The North Carolina Association of Regional Councils of Government released a report that identifies challenges to regional and state economic development efforts and provides strategies for overcoming them.

Here is a summary of goals presented in the report:

1. Build on the Region’s Competitive Advantages and Leverage the Marketplace: Grow and maintain the state's business and industry clusters, including those in rural areas.

2. Establish and Maintain a Robust Regional Infrastructure: Includes airports, interstate highways, broadband access and natural environment amenities such as national parks and forests.

3. Create Revitalized, Healthy and Vibrant Communities: Both urban and rural areas should actively work to revitalize or maintain city and town centers and create vibrant communities where people of all ages want to spend time.

4. Develop Talented and Innovative People: Prepare youth, unemployed and underemployed workers for high-skill, in-demand jobs and develop statewide initiatives to align training and educational programs with in-demand occupations.

To read more about the NC Tomorrow initiative and view the full report, click on the link below:

NC Tomorrow: Building Communities for Tomorrow's Jobs

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