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WCU Regional Summit [Economic Development] (2/21/2003)
With Links to Resources (2007)

Links to Resources

RS-State & Regional
RS-Western NC Area
RS-Area Media
RS-Jackson County
RS-Western C Univ
RS-College of Business
RS-Other Resources & Examples, I
RS-Other Resources & Examples, II
Links to Sustainable Development (coming soon, 2007)

Chancellor's page on the Summit
Relevant speeches by the Chancellor
Worthy of note:  Leadership Reconsidered: Engaging Higher Education in Social Change (W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 2002)

RS-State & Regional

.GOV or .NC, or copyright NC
ARC | Appalachian Regional Commission
ARC Regional Assets Report, 8/02
NC Business Info
NC Agribusiness Information
NC Department of Labor
NC Department of Commerce
Statistics - North Carolina Department of Commerce
NC Department of Commerce, Community Assistance
NC Department of Commerce, Business Recruitment
North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
NC Business ServiCenter
The Regional Economic Development Marketing Organization for Southeastern North Carolina
NC Economic Development Agencies
NC Rural Economic Development Center
Division of Community Assistance - A Service of the NC Department of Commerce
Main Street Program - A Service of the NC Department of Commerce
North Carolina Rural Prosperity Task Force
Appalachian Culture

UNC and Economic Transformation (2007)
North Carolina joins states around the U.S. by hosting several Entrepreneurship Week USA events (Carolina Newswire, Feb. 2007)
The Hispanic Market of the Southeastern United States  

New Economy Index (article)

Knowledge and Innovation in North Carolina   (article, News Observer, Feb. 2007)

North Carolina Community Foundation (note links to affiliates)
Rotary International
NC Economic Policy Board
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center -- Resource Guide
NC Rural Economic Development Center -- Rural Data Bank
The Conservation Fund - Home Page
Carolina Recycling Assn - Links
NC Recycling Business Assistance Center
North Carolina Smart Growth Alliance
Smart Growth News
NCCBI (NC Citizens for Business and Industry)
Information Technology & Information Foundation

International Economic Development Council                              
National Development Council

North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA)

Entrepreneurship:   2007 State New Economy Index             
On the Road to an Entrepreneurial Economy (article: Kauffman Foundation)

NC Guide to Local Government
NC links Internet, economy
NC Computer Recycling Programs
Economic Development Directory - North Carolina
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, North Carolina Members
Economic Development Board - North Carolina Department of Commerce
Carolina Living - NC Business Resources
Carolina Business Directory

Appalachian Culture Sites
Small Business Advancement National Center

Center for Urban and Regional Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
Welcome to DCRP at UNC-Chapel Hill
UNC Five-Year Report
Subject: North Carolina Counties
Statistical Sources In North Carolina
Selig Center for Economic Growth (GA)                   
UNC School of Government, NC Planning

RS-Western NC Area

North Carolina Information and Resources (WCU Hunter Library--includes state, regional & local links)
Western North Carolina Workforce Resource - Employment Resources
Advantage West,
Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Council (BREC)
The Institute at Biltmore (non-profiit)
Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway (excellent list of area links)
Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Haywood County C of C
Haywood County Community Network, Commerce
MAIN, Mountain Area Information Network - The Community Network of Western North Carolina
Western North Carolina Green Building Council - Home
Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
Western North Carolina Tomorrow
Asheville SCORE (Counselors to America's Small Business)
Cherokee Nation
Western Carolina University

RS-Area Media

The Sylva Herald: Community newspaper serving Sylva, Jackson County
    Smart Growth Initiative
The Enterprise Mountaineer, Waynesville
Millions Spent on Area Development (article, 1/29/03)
Smoky Mountain News
680 WRGC Radio, News links
WCQS 88.1: National Public Radio for Western North Carolina
Asheville Citizen Times
Citizen Times, community news (includes some basic 2000 county demographics)
Asheville TV 13 WLOS Supercast
Carolina Country ("a guide to the NC countryside")
Mountain Xpress / / Asheville, NC
Attractions - Alarka, Bryson City, Cherokee, Fontana, Robbinsville, Whittier, NC
MAIN, Mountain Area Information Network - The Community Network of Western North Carolina
WCU Western Carolinian
WCU, The Reporter (pdf format)
WCU Power 90.5 (Use MS Explorer)
Working With the News Media (A Faculty Guide, from USC)

RS-Jackson County

Southwestern Community College - Sylva, NC
Today's Hits and Yesterday's Favorites
Town of Sylva, NC (basic)
Town of Sylva, NC (deluxe)
Sylva with Selected Links
Jackson County, North Carolina

RS-Western Carolina Univ

WCU Planning Institute (Aug 2007)
Western Carolina University - Office of the Chancellor
WCU News & Publications
WCU Visitor's Center
University Policy on Use of Facilities
Public Policy Institute Homepage
Public Policy Institute, Conference Report: "Planning for the New Economy" (2000)
WCU Local Government Training Program
WCU's Center for Regional Development
Mountain Heritage Center
Mountain Aquaculture Research Center
WCU Calendar
Lectures, Concerts and Exhibitions
Belk Gallery
2002 Online Factbook
Official Athletic Site of Western Carolina Catamount Sports
Western Carolina University - Career Services and Cooperative Education - News
WCU Community Character
Volunteer Opportunities at WCU
Professional and Student Organizations
WCU, Leadership Academy
PR-Catamount Communications
University Planning - University Reports
WCU Campus Master Plan (PDF)
WCU Capital Construction Home
WCU Alumni, Campus Newspaper, and more
WCU Directories

RS-College of Business

Resources for Friends and Supporters
SBTDC western office directions

RS-Other Resources & Examples, I

US Department of Labor
US DOL By Top 20 Requested Items
National Association of Development Organizations (NADO)
National Governors Association
NGA Center - Encouraging Entrepreneurship
NGA Center - Econ Devel Strategies
NGA Center - Workforce Devel Forum 2002
NGA Center - Rural Econ Development
NGA Center - Governor's Guides to Econ Devel
CEOs for Cities
NABE Publications
NABE - Regional Economic Devel 2000
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
Welcome to Fast Company
Progressive Policy Institute: The New Economy
PPI: Unleashing the Potential of the High-Speed Internet by Robert D. Atkinson, Shane Ham, and Brian Newkirk
Advanced Technology Development Center - ATDC
Georgia Tech::Economic Development Institute
Berkeley Planning Journal: Volume 12 - Abstracts | Through a glass darkly ($)
MIT - Technology and Adult Learning (60 page PDF)
Southern Growth Policies Board
Southern Growth Policies Board - Tech & Innov
Southern Growth Policies Board - Innovation U.
U Mich - Leading a Univ in Times of Tech Change (4 pg PDF)

RS-Other Resources & Examples, II

MilkenInstitute.Org > Research > High-Tech Cluster Development
MilkenInstitute.Org > Publications > America's High-Tech Economy: Growth, Development and Risks for Metropolitan Areas
CEOs for Cities home > research > best practices > leveraging colleges & universities
Fast Company, Survival Is Not Enough Books: The Silicon Valley Edge: A Habitat for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Georgia Research Alliance
Georgia RA Tech Devel Ctrs
Georgia RA - About
Austin American-Statesman |
Berkeley in San Jose Mercury News
Berkeley - The Urban and Regional Economy -- Good References
Berkeley - Regional Planning (better in PDF)
Berkeley - WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT (1999 article)
Harvard Bus - Clusters & New Econ ($)
Harvard Bus - Innovative Enterprise ($)
Harvard Bus Rev - Communities of Creation ($)
Stanford - Orgs and transfer of expertise (article, PDF)
SPSU (Georgia) - Extended Univ. - Yamacraw Continuing Education