Town of CarrboroEconomic and Community Development Annette D. Stone, AICP Director
Economic and Community Development AgendaI. Introduction of new Town Manager, David AndrewsII. Implementation of Town’s Local Living Economy TaskForce a. Branding and Marketing b. Special Events/Promotions c. Local Business NetworkIII. Revolving Loan Fundsa. Business Loan Fund – new business start up and job creationb. New Business Loan Fundc. Energy Efficiency Loan FundIV. Questions Concerns Comments
Implementing thestrategies of the LocalLiving Economy TaskForce• Branding and Marketing • Hire a professional design firm • Public Participation – Consumer Testing • Roll-out brand and beginning marketing • Collaborate!!! CHOCVB • Chapel Hill – the edge of the Triangle!•Special Events and Promotions • For the Love of Carrboro • Tomato Day! • Special Events/Promotions Committee?
Implementing the strategiesof the Local Living Economy Task Force• Business Network Opportunities • Carrboro Businesses Business Meeting • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce • Re-establish our BALLE - Local Business Network • BALLEs mission is to catalyze, strengthen and connect networks of locally owned independent businesses dedicated to building strong local living economies. Our services are designed to facilitate the development of community networks of independent businesses, to guide networks through various stages of development, to synthesize and communicate the best network development ideas and practices, and to build the larger movement for local living economies. • http://www.livingeconomies.org/network-services
Local Living EconomyPrinciples of a Local Living Economy @www.livingeconomies.org • Think Local First • Increase Self-Reliance • Share Prosperity • Build Community • Work with Nature • Celebrate Diversity • Measure What Matters
NC Local BusinessNetworks• Greater Charlotte - Project for Innovation, Energy and Sustainability (PiES)• High Country (Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes and Caldwell Counties in North Carolina and Johnson County in Eastern Tennessee) - High Country Local First• Triad Region (Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point) - Triad Local First
Revolving Loan Funds • Business Revolving Loan Fund – new business start-up and job creation • Updated criteria • Business Revolving Loan Fund – support to new and existing businesses • Establish New Criteria • Energy Efficiency Loan Fund • Four loans have been made • Funds are still available!
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