Supporting Rural Communities
North Carolina has made a concentrated effort to bridge the gap between the wealth of its rural and urban areas, largely through organizations like the Rural Economic Development Center and Golden Leaf Foundation. These organizations provide programs and funding for such things as entrepreneurship development, rural infrastructure, and workforce development. It will take continued efforts like these if the state is ever to resolve its urban-rural divide.
Field and city, Winston-Salem, N.C., circa 1960. Item 0226287. Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina. Mount Le Conte and Emerts Cove. May 1954. Courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey
North Carolina Governor Bob Scott in his office. Courtesy of the North Carolina Office of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina
James Holshouser. Item ua023_024-002-bx0020-010-001. Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hunt in legislature, 1979. Source unknown.
James G. Martin, governor of North Carolina. US Department of Defense, Tsgt Hans H. Deffner
Mountain Air Cargo, Global TransPark. Courtesy of Global TransPark Authority
Groundbreaking ceremonies for Spirit AeroSystems’ facility in Kinston, N.C. Courtesy of Spirit AeroSystems
Global TransPark, Spirit Composite Center, Aerospace composite training. Courtesy of Global TransPark Authority
Bill Friday giving opening remarks at the Rural Center opening. Courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Infrastructure project. Courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Rural Center meeting. Courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Group with Billy Ray Hall at podium. Courtesy of the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Tobacco, Hanging Rock State Park NC. flickr user bobistraveling
Golden LEAF awarded a $200,000 grant to the County of Duplin in 2011 to support the Duplin County Livestock Facility located in Duplin County. Courtesy of the Golden LEAF Foundation
Golden LEAF awarded a $250,000 grant to Pitt Community College in 2006 for the project Pitt Community College Mobile Welding Lab. Courtesy of the Golden LEAF Foundation
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These efforts to help rural NC were important to improving the state's well-being.