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BE6: Promote a business-friendly environment.


The mountain region of Western North Carolina is a great place to do business. In today’s globally competitive economy, where businesses have flexibility in their location decisions, the region must be as welcoming as possible to businesses of all sizes. All firms, and particularly smaller ones with fewer resources, need to be able to focus their energies on serving their customers rather than interacting with government. A business-friendly environment results in good quality jobs for the region’s residents.


BE6.1 : Identify ways to increase coordination and collaboration across the five counties in their efforts to attract and retain businesses, including expanding the network of resources available for new and relocating businesses. Read more »
BE6.2: Facilitate a more open and accessible business environment by regularly engaging firms in the planning process. Read more »
BE6.3: Develop case studies of incentives to promote and encourage living-wage jobs. Read more »
BE6.4: Develop a value/supply chain study (from raw material to end product) that will create local production, distribution, and retail opportunities for existing and emerging industries. Read more »