Our Work In North Carolina
In partnership with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, ARC is supporting 42 projects in North Carolina totaling more than $14.4 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by over $31.2 million and are attracting an additional nearly $122.8 million in leveraged private investments in North Carolina. They are also creating or retaining nearly 1,200 jobs, training and educating over 2,100 students and workers, and benefiting the 1.8 million residents in North Carolina’s 29 Appalachian counties.
Honorable Roy Cooper
North Carolina Washington Office
444 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
In Fiscal Year 2020, ARC and the North Carolina Department of Commerce partnered on the following investments and projects.
Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2020 investments in North Carolina.
Investments in Action
Pathway & Project-based Learning in Automotive & Aerospace Manufacturing
State Plans and Strategies
ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.
County Economic Status
Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.
Counties in Appalachia
(31 out of 100 counties): Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Davie, Forsyth, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Stokes, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin, and Yancey
Local Development Districts
Foothills Regional Commission
High Country Council of Governments
Land-of-Sky Regional Council
Piedmont Triad Regional Council
Western Piedmont Council of Governments