The North Carolina Rural Center will travel the state this summer, visiting 12 rural counties from May to August to listen and learn more about the forces shaping communities and regions.
The Rural Center recently released the publication Forces Driving Change in Rural North Carolina, an examination of eight major forces driving change in modern rural communities. At each stop on the road trip, Rural Center staff will present the region-specific findings of this data-driven report to elected officials, community leaders, business owners and others interested in rural development. The visits will also help Center staff learn what obstacles communities may be facing and where and how they’re having the most success.
The first six stops of the 2023 Rural Road Trip have been scheduled in the southern and eastern parts of the state, with additional stops to be added in the coming months. Registration is free and open to all.
Dates and counties (as of April 19):