Edgecombe-Nash Counties News

Revitalizing a Community Begins with its Residents

While the entire nation felt the impact of the Great Recession in 2009, rural areas like Edgecombe and Nash Counties were particularly hit hard. At the time, the region led North Carolina in unemployment at 15 percent, as the traditional drivers of the local economy – textile and tobacco – slowly eroded, and affordable housing was hard to come by.

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