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Officials Address County 'Tier' Change – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 12/14/2020 at 1:51pm

Local officials are questioning the state’s decision to move Transylvania County into a group of counties considered the “least economically distressed” in the state.

The N.C. Department of Commerce recently released the county Tier designations for 2021 for all 100 North Carolina counties. The designations are mandated by state law and play a part in receiving state aid for economic development.

The 2021 rankings reflect a methodology laid out in state law, which identifies four economic factors taken into account by the Commerce Department to rank each county in one of three Ti...

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