Building North Carolina One Hometown at a Time

540 cities and towns. Countless opportunities.

North Carolina’s cities and towns are where new ideas take root and where hard work helps them grow. For generations, from the mountains to the sea, these 540 hometowns have been the engines of our state’s growing economy. And for decades, investments made by municipalities have helped fuel that growth. Catch up on some of the inspiring economic development stories that are being told right now. And find out how you can be part of this homegrown success.

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Hear from business people across North Carolina who are building on local investments and working with municipal officials to keep our economy growing strong.

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American Rescue Plan in Action: Mooresville Meeting Both Immediate and Long-term Needs

The ARP allows towns the opportunity to both recover from the pandemic and to prosper well into the future. Mooresville is taking advantage of both categories. Town of Mooresville Funds Received: $12.47 million Population: 50,193   Plan Capital Investment: Liberty Park Outdoor recreation Improvement Employee Premium Pay Employee Vaccination Incentive…
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79% $802 billion of all taxable property in the state lies within municipalities
80% 3,446,679 of all jobs in the state are within municipal boundaries
75% $92.9 billion of all retail sales in the state occur in municipalities
73% of NC residents rate the quality of life in their town or city as excellent or good