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Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference
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Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference

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Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference - July 17, 2014

Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development in North Carolina - Summer 2014 NCLGBA Conference - July 17, 2014

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  • 1. Accessing State & Federal Funds for Infrastructure & Economic Development New Agencies & New Processes DR. PATRICIA MITCHELL, CECD | ASSISTANT SECRETARY NCLGBA Summer Conference July 17, 2014 N O R T H C A R O L I N A D E P A R T M E N T O F C O M M E R C E
  • 2. Rural Economic Development Division The Rural Economic Development Division’s mission is to invest in community and economic development initiatives in rural areas across North Carolina. GS 143B-472.126
  • 3. Organizational Structure ASSISTANT SECRETARY CDBG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RURAL GRANTS & PLANNING Economic Infrastructure Grants Building Reuse Grants Planning Assistance APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION NC MAIN STREET Small Towns Main Street Main Street Main Street Solutions Fund INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT FUND Operations Manager Administrative Assistant
  • 4. CDBG Economic Development Total # of Grants Approved 13 Award Amount $7,828,250 # of Jobs Committed 845 CDBG-ED awards grants for public infrastructure improvements and forgivable loans for building renovations and shell building construction to local governments partnering with a for-profit business for creating and retaining jobs.
  • 5. Rural Grants and Planning Total # of Grants Approved 36 Award Amount $8,332,648 # of Jobs Committed 1,035 Provides grants/loans to local governments to support the reuse of vacant* buildings and/or expand rural healthcare facilities that will lead to the creation of new, full-time jobs. Includes Economic Infrastructure Program, which provides grants to local governments to assist with infrastructure projects that will lead to the creation of new, full-time jobs. *May change this legislative session.
  • 6. Appalachian Regional Commission The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) was created by the Congress in 1965 to address economic and quality of life issues in the thirteen- state region.This federal-state partnership works to create opportunities for self-sustaining economic development and improved quality of life for the people of Appalachia.Twenty-nine counties in North Carolina are eligible to receive ARC funds.
  • 7. NC Main Street The N.C. Main Street program assists selected communities across the state in restoring economic vitality to their historic downtowns. The Main Street Solutions Fund is a reimbursable, matching grant program with the following goals: ·To provide direct financial benefit to small businesses. ·To retain and create jobs in association with small business. ·To spur private investment in association with small business.
  • 8. Industrial Development Fund The Utility Account of the Industrial Development Fund provides grants to units of local government of the 80 lowest ranked counties in the state to assist in job creation. The funds may be used for publicly-owned infrastructure and should be used for projects that are reasonably anticipated to result in the creation of jobs. Total # of Grants Approved 14 Award Amount $8,781,897 # of Jobs Committed 748
  • 9. Rural Infrastructure Authority Rural Economic Development Division 2014-2015 Calendar Application Deadline Award Date May 20, 2014 June 19, 2014 July 9, 2014 August 21, 2014 September 9, 2014 October 23, 2014 November 4, 2014 December 18, 2014 January 7, 2015 February 19, 2015 March 10, 2015 April 23, 2015 May 5, 2015 June 18, 2015
  • 10. Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, Inc. DR. PATRICIA MITCHELL, CECD | ASSISTANT SECRETARY NCLGBA SUMMER CONFERENCE JULY 17, 2014 N O R T H C A R O L I N A D E P A R T M E N T O F C O M M E R C E
  • 11. Initial Organizational Structure
  • 12. Organizational Alignment
  • 13. New Marketing Opportunities New Model Organizational alignment with greater collaboration Proactive – new Business Development team will generate leads Flexible to respond to business needs Integrated, collaborative strategy that engages partners Leverage private sector funds to launch new programs
  • 14. N O R T H C A R O L I N A D E P A R T M E N T O F C O M M E R C E “…to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians.”

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