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The Region's CEDS 2020 Community Development Goal is to "Create Revitalized, Healthy & Resilient Communities".  The adopted Challenge #2 under that goal is to, "galvanize economic and community development opportunities in the healthy, local, export, and value added food clusters....adequately and affordably provide healthy food options to communities."

RURAL FOOD BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROJECT: The NC Rural Center received funding from the USDA to grow the food value chain across rural NC.  The Upper Coastal Plain region is one of three pilot areas and UCPCOG is serving as project coordinator.  If you are a new or existing farmer or business involved in the local food system, we and our network of partners can assists with:
  • Business Coaching & ConsultingUpper-Coastal-Plains-Council-of-Governments-Regional-Snapshot-Infographic_Page_1
  • Certifications
  • Access to Capital
  • Technical Training & Scholarships
  • Network Connections
  • and More
Direct Assistance Partners for Farmers and Food Related Businesses:
 Local Food Network Contacts & Resources:
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