Building North Carolina One Hometown at a Time

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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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Williamston’s Skewarkee Rail Trail Promotes Community Health and Connections with Nature

As North Carolina’s first Audubon Certified Sustainable Community, Williamston strives to link quality of life for residents with the surrounding natural environment. Situated at a bend in the Roanoke River and on the edge of the Roanoke National Wildlife Refuge, Williamston is a hub of history and nature in Eastern…
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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