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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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Collaboration with Economic Development Professionals in the Region
August 21, 2017
-   The Workforce Development Department at Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments is fortunate to have cultivated good working relationships with the Economic Development Professionals in the region, which includes EDC Directors and Community College Business & Industry Directors.  We do this in part by directing funds, made available through...

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Focusing on Regional Success
August 14, 2017
-   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 characteristics.  Webster’s dictionary defines a COG as “a wheel...

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The Role of Main Street in Economic Development
July 31, 2017
- 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.  However, with the...

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Person County GIS - ED's Necessary Ally
July 25, 2017
- 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 posts about key components...

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