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N.C.’s economic future is community development’s bottom line

Tough times call for tough measures. North Carolina lawmakers certainly know this as they work to restore the state to fiscal soundness.

Tough times also call for innovation – thinking strategically about what we do, how we do it and what we get in return for our investment.

The articles in our latest newsletter highlight how N.C. community developers are innovating to ensure the strategic investments we make on behalf of state, foundation, nonprofit and private investors return a stronger, brighter and more sustainable future for communities across the state.

In Asheville, community partners are restoring economic vitality to the historic River Arts District after decades of decline. In Wilson County, two community organizations are pooling their expertise and resources to weatherize homes owned by low-income families, helping homeowners save on energy costs and reduce their environmental footprint. In Davidson, an affordable housing development is providing quality homes for people who are disabled and living with limited means.

Expect more. Our new board chairman James Speed brings a wealth of knowledge and experience making strategic and transformative investments in low-income communities.

He and I look forward to working with you to find new and innovative ways to build a prosperous and sustainable future.

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