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Person County ED Director Comments on Governor Cooper’s “Hometown Strong” Initiative
February 14, 2018
- Governor Roy Cooper recently announced "Hometown Strong", a program he is initiating to help bridge the urban-rural divide. The News and Observer's Craig Jarvis asked Person County Economic Developement Diretor, Stuart Gilbert, his thoughts on the initiative. Those comments are posted below. Read the full article here. Stuart C....

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What is the Chamber of Commerce?
December 4, 2017
-   The Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce (RACC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to lead, promote and support the local business environment in the global economy and improve the quality of life for the Roxboro and Person County community. RACC serves and promotes small business, local industry and...

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Resources for Small Business from PCC's Small Business Center
October 16, 2017
-   Piedmont Community College Small Business Center “The First Step to Your Business Success.” Serving Person and Caswell Counties   Services offered on site by the Small  Business Center include: Free confidential one-on-one business counseling Free Financial Analysis Training and technical assistance in starting a business Seminars,...

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Eaton Corporation of Roxboro Receives Manufacturing Excellence Award
October 9, 2017
- Eaton Corporation’s facility in Roxboro, NC recently received the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership (NCMEP) Leadership Award for Manufacturing Excellence. The NCMEP, a public-private operating alliance of programs working together to help manufacturers become efficient and well positioned to grow profitably, formally presented the awards during a ceremony...

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NCMBC - Connecting Business and Military
October 2, 2017
-   The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development organization and a collaborative effort between North Carolina businesses and the NC Community College System (NCCCS). The NCMBC is an existing-industry serving economic development entity whose mission is to leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand...

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The NC State Economic Development Partnership
September 25, 2017
-   The NC State Economic Development Partnership functions as a de facto institutional portal for local, regional and economic developers to efficiently access NC State’s accomplished faculty, dedicated staff and bright, industrious career-oriented students. We are a proud land-grant institution, chartered in 1887 to fulfill a federal mandate of ...

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PCC Ranks 1st in State for Manufacturing Credentials Awarded
September 11, 2017
-   The Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) recently released an index of Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) credentials in the manufacturing and the logistics industries (M&L) where Piedmont Community College (PCC) was noted as the leader for North Carolina. The report stated, “MSSC...

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What’s the Deal with the NC Tier System?
September 11, 2017
-   Companies looking to expand in, or into, NC will eventually learn that the sites they are investigating are in either Tier One, Tier Two or Tier Three counties.  What do those designations mean and why are they important? For some time, the NC Legislature and the NC Department...

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Kerr Tar Regional Strategies for ED
September 5, 2017
-   The Kerr-Tar Planning and Development Department is extremely excited and honored to post this week to the Person County EDC Blog! The COG is proud of the strong working relationship it has with Person County officials when it comes to Economic Development. Just this past Monday, the COG hosted...

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The Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging (AAA)
August 28, 2017
-   What a fun opportunity to write my first blog for Person County Economic Development! The Kerr-Tar Area Agency on Aging (AAA) serves five counties including Person. We just completed the county’s first Aging Plan. It will be presented to Person County Commissioner’s on September 11 during...

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