Build & Grow Relationships

The best policies are based on data-driven research, using engaged, diverse stakeholders and by fostering thought that motivates people to think regionally. It is a process that CREC has done successfully since 2009, and it has helped expand our client base and grow communities. Clients vary from single municipalities and private-sector firms:

• Cities • Think tanks
• States • National organizations

Client Profile

NCEast Alliance

The NCEast Alliance, formerly the Eastern Region Commission, is the lead economic development organization serving eastern North Carolina. It works with state, local and national economic development organizations to help existing industries expand; actively market to and assist in the recruitment of new businesses into the area; build regional economic capacity; and provide confidential site location assistance for companies seeking available buildings and sites for expansion or relocation.


Project Catalogue

Vision Plan for North Carolina’s Eastern Region
Start Date: Jan 2005 — End Date: Oct 2006

The Council for Community & Economic Research (C2ER) and the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness (CREC) assisted North Carolina’s Eastern Region Commission, today known as NCEast Alliance, in developing a strategic vision for the future. The organizations worked with more than 70 area representatives on the plan; and C2ER and CREC also conducted a regional cluster analysis that included an exploration of sub-regional cluster opportunities. […]