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

North Carolina Association of Regional Councils of Government

Regional councils in North Carolina are the result of 1969 legislation that charged the NC Department of Administration with developing “…a system of multi-county regional planning districts to cover the entire state” after congress passed the intergovernmental cooperation act in 1968 calling for closer cooperation between federal programs and state and local governments.

Project Catalogue

North Carolina Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
Start Date: Oct 2016 — End Date: Apr 2017

CREC assisted Ridgetop Associates in updating North Carolina’s Statewide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) as part of the North Carolina Tomorrow Initiative. CREC conducted economic research into building upon the recent successes on the 16 regional councils including: exploring opportunities for leveraging the marketplace; establishing and maintaining regional infrastructure; creating and revitalizing healthy and vibrant […]