CERPA's Economic Development Program facilitates research and policy analysis that promotes higher standards of living and improved economic and social conditions. The program addresses a wide range of economic and social issues, such as the urban-rural divide, higher education and tax incentives, but a particular area of interest is the intersection of environmental, energy and economic policy.
The program maintains an area of work that focuses on Western North Carolina economic and social issues. WNC initiatives attempt to improve conditions in the region by providing relevant, timely and accurate information to people in the private and public sectors.
Western North Carolina Economic Index and Report
The WNC Economic Index and Report is a monthly report that provides a timely and accurate account of economic conditions in the 25 counties in western North Carolina. Get the latest report at the WNC Economic Index and Report webpage.
Economic Development Program
Director: Ash Morgan
Raley Hall 3094
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-2927