Mountain West Partnership Strategic Plan

Posted by on May 9, 2022 in news

In May 2022, the Mountain West Partnership (MWP) conducted a strategic planning process, which resulted in a Strategic Plan for recovering, restructuring, and building the resiliency of the MWP over the next five years. A current state analysis shows that there are several strengths and opportunities to grow the organization and its influence in the region by focusing on building an Enterprise Ecosystem tailored to the needs of Small to Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs), which...

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Healthcare and Economic Development

Posted by on Jun 27, 2019 in news

The Mountain West Partnership hosted a Healthcare and Economic Development Summit on June 5, 2019, where our regional health services partners sat down with economic development partners for a round table discussion on how these two sectors can work together to move the needle in our region.  Throughout the discussion, several themes began to emerge, including Social and Community Infrastructure, Workforce, and Wellness. The report below contains information on each of...

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Request for Interest- Broadband Infrastructure

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in news

The Town of Andrews will be installing sewer infrastructure from Junaluska Road along Pisgah and Minnow Farms Roads during a period beginning around July 2019.  As a part of this project, they have released a Request for Interest for internet service providers to indicate their potential interest in broadband infrastructure placement during construction.  The full RFI, including a map of the location, can be viewed...

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Governor Cooper Announces Nearly $10 Million to Expand Internet Access

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in news

From the office of the NC Governor: “Better internet access is coming to 19 rural, economically disadvantaged counties in North Carolina thanks to nearly $10 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today along with the NC Department of Information Technology and its Broadband Infrastructure Office. “Access to reliable, high-speed internet service is critical for businesses to grow, students to learn, and communities to thrive,” Gov. Cooper said. “These grants...

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Upcoming Professional Craft Artist Summit

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in news, Uncategorized

The Small Business Center at Haywood Community College has scheduled a Professional Craft Artist Summit for April 24, 2019. “Experience a one day summit specifically designed to address needs and challenges faced by current and prospective craft artist business owners. Arts-based businesses are unique ventures and require special business planning methods. This not to miss half-day event will provide you with the tools needed to move your business forward. Take...

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Sophia Paulous Featured on NC State’s Institute for Emerging Issues Podcast

Posted by on Feb 21, 2019 in news

Sophia Paulos, Economic Development Director for Graham County and Partner in the Mountain West Partnership, had the opportunity to discuss economic development efforts in Western North Carolina, including a new regional effort known as the Growing Outdoors Partnership.  Paulos joined Noah Wilson, Project Manager for the Growing Outdoors Partnership, to discuss how this group is marketing the region by highlighting the great outdoor assets that exist here....

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