Mountain Governments Work Together on Broadband Infrastructure

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

Mountain governments are working together to improve broadband infrastructure in Region A: The region is working together to incentivize providers to come in.  “…Macon, Graham, Swain, Clay, Cherokee, Haywood and Jackson Counties—are in the early stages of planning for better broadband deployment. It’s all part of a two phase approach to attracting more internet service providers, or, just better internet service in general…” To read the full article,...

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Franklin, NC, Identified as Outdoor Recreation Destination

Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in news, Uncategorized

Western North Carolina is home to a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, and visitors come from the world over to experience what this region has to offer.  Because of its reputation as a tourism and recreation destination, entrepreneurs and business owners have tremendous opportunities to create new businesses to serve those who come to our region to enjoy the mountain outdoor life. Recently, Franklin, NC, and two of the businesses found there– Outdoor...

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Summer Entrepreneurship Camp

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in news

This summer, Jackson County rising 7th through 9th graders will have the opportunity to attend a TREP! Camp that is being offered FREE of charge to students thanks to a contribution from X-Ray Recycling Solutions CEO Jared Firestine.  This camp is being held at Southwestern Community College, and it will run from June 19th until June 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Lunch is included. The purpose of this camp is to give students the opportunity to explore the world...

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WCU Selects Executive Director for Community & Economic Engagement & Innovation

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

Western Carolina University has selected Arthur Salido as the new Executive Director for Community and Economic Engagement and Innovation, a position that oversees WCU’s community, economic, and innovation outreach efforts.  Salido, who is currently serving as Associate Professor of Chemistry and Director of WCU’s bid for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, has been a resident of Western NC for over a...

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Show Me the Money Conference

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in news

Click here to view the press release for the upcoming “Show Me the Money Conference + Funding Expo.” This event is being held in Downtown Asheville on May 11-12, and it will focus on topics related to securing funding for businesses or non-profits. This is an excellent opportunity for current or potential Western North Carolina businesses to network with regional leaders who have access to funding, tools, and training. See the poster below for registration...

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