Economic Issues


Both Transylvania County and the state of North Carolina have decided to move economic development responsibilities from governmental departments to nonprofit private organizations initially funded by taxpayers. Two issues that need to be addressed are accountability/transparency and obtaining private sector funding.

At the state level, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina has been created by the Legislature. In the past, business recruitment was done through the state’s Department of Commerce. But state officials, including Department of Commerce Secretary Sharon Deck...

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