North Carolina Rising examines the successful revitalization of rural communities in North Carolina. This multi-faceted project includes a series of monthly reports highlighting various economic development projects across the state as well as numerous online resources.
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This project is funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation, a nonprofit corporation created in 1999 to receive one-half of the funds coming to North Carolina from a master settlement agreement with cigarette manufacturers.

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  • NC Rising: Tar Heel Made

    Tar Heel Grown looks at how farmers are finding new crops to help revitalize communities.


  • Duplin Winery

    Long before North Carolina was known for tobacco, it was the largest grower of grapes ...


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