News for Community and Economic Development

Improving Economic Conditions in the Greater Charlotte Region 1/2017
We encourage you to participate in an online survey to help identify and propose solutions for economic development challenges and opportunities for the Greater Charlotte Region. (more)

Improving Economic Conditions in the Greater Charlotte Region via the next Five Year Update for “Prosperity for Greater Charlotte” CEDS 11/2016
Do you have thoughts and ideas about how to improve the regional economy? (more)

People|Skills|Prosperity Will Increase Post-Secondary Attainment for Working Adults 4/2016
Lumina Foundation funds Centralina Partnership for Attainment and Career Pathways project to fuel workforce development in the Greater Charlotte region. (more)

Register Today for the 2016 NC Tomorrow Summit 3/2016
The upcoming NC Tomorrow Summit will offer best practices, case studies and skill-building workshops for helping North Carolina Leaders build communities for tomorrow's jobs. (more)

Centralina Receives Federal Recognition for the "Prosperity for Greater Charlotte Report" 9/2015
Centralina’s innovative and award-winning approach to the region’s 2012-2017 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) was singled out as a best practice in a national announcement. (more)

Centralina Announces the 2015 Advanced Manufacturing Awards 3/2015
Organizations partner to recognize excellence among regional advanced manufacturing firms. (more)

CEDC Co-Sponsors NASCAR Tech Advanced Industries Skill Summit 2014 4/2014
Event highlighted best practices for preparing qualified workers, including strategies that integrate STEM education in workforce development programs. (more)

Centralina Announces the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Awards 3/2014
Organizations partner to recognize excellence among regional advanced manufacturing firms. (more)

New Tool to Support Economic Development and Job Growth Ready for Testing 2/2014
Career Headlight, a new regionwide career tool, will allow users to identify available jobs in the region, required skills and training in the region. (more)

Upcoming Events Highlight Collaborative Economic Development Efforts in the Region 2/2014
Business, education and community leaders from around the region are invited to attend the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Awards in conjunction with Global Competitiveness Summit. (more)

CEDC Awarded $200,000 U.S. Commerce EDA Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnerships Grant 11/2013
Partnering organizations will collaborate on creating an advanced manufacturing ecosystem implementation strategy for maximizing operational and competitive efficiencies for the region. (more)

NC Legislature Makes Changes in State Community and Economic Development Programs 9/2013
A New Rural Economic Development Division and Major Funding Changes to the State CDBG program in the 2013 North Carolina Legislative Session. (more)

Centralina Receives 2013 NADO Innovation Award 8/2013
The National Association of Development Organizations recognizes CCOG & the CEDC for their creative approach to regional community and economic development. (more)

Centralina Workforce Development Board Announces "Career Headlight" Regional Pilot Project 3/2013
A user-friendly, real-time web-based platform is being created to quickly and efficiently match the region's career seekers with rewarding careers and the training needed to qualify for those regional jobs. (more)

Centralina Council of Governments Organizations Honor Local Advanced Manufacturers 3/2013
Centralina Economic Development Commission and Centralina Workforce Development Board support advanced manufacturing through annual awards program. (more)

Centralina CCOG Co-Sponsors Regional Global Competitiveness Summit 3/2013
Centralina continues its collaboration between public organizations and private industry with sponsorship of summit on increasing region's competitiveness in the global marketplace. (more)

Upcoming Events Highlight Collaborative Economic Development Efforts in the Region 2/2013
Centralina Economic Development Commission Works to Promote Economic Development in the Nine-County Region. (more)

2013 Advanced Manufacturing Awards Program and Application Process 12/2012
The Centralina Economic Development Commission and the Charlotte Business Journal will partner to host the 2013 Advanced Manufacturing Awards program. (more)

Congratulations to Anson County! 11/2012
Anson County receives $448,134 in N.C. Catalyst Community Development Block Grant funds. (more)

Urgent Repair Funding Available for Iredell and Lincoln County Residents 10/2012
Funds awarded to CCOG through the Urgent Repair Program will help 14 low-income Iredell and Lincoln County households. (more)

Request for Public Participation in Economic Development Survey 7/2012
Survey responses will be used to help further economic development initiatives in the Greater Charlotte Region. (more)

CCOG to co-sponsor 2012 Global Competitiveness Summit on August 10 7/2012
Area decision-makers to discuss how evolving global trade routes will impact Charlotte region, business and workforce (more)

2012 Community Development Block Grant Funding Opportunities 7/2012
Interested in 2012 CDBG Funding for Non-Entitlement Local Governments? Centralina’s Office of Community and Economic Development is available to help communities through this year’s application process. (more)

North Carolina COGs collaborate on a consolidated economic strategy initiative called "NC Tomorrow" 2/2012
Initiative for a statewide Consolidated Economic Development Strategy underway; survey feedback sought from communities, businesses and elected officials. (more)

2011 NC Community Development Block Grant Funding Opportunities 1/2012
Interested in receiving 2011 CDBG funding? Find out about eligible activities, funding levels and application submission dates. (more)

Helping the Town of Morven to Stretch CDBG Funds 12/2011
Assistance to Town of Morven is one example of help provided to communities by Centralina Economic Development Department (more)

Bessemer City, Troutman join Main Street program 10/2011
Two towns in the greater Charlotte region have been chosen for the N.C. Small Town Main Street Program. Charlotte Business Journal. (more)

Urgent Repair Program Comes to CCOG 9/2011
Eligible households in Lincoln and Union County can apply to receive funding for urgent home repairs. (more)

2011 International Economic Development Council Conference 9/2011
IEDC Conference in Charlotte, Sept. 18-21. (more)

Regional Partners Seek $1.4 Million Grant for Jobs and Economy 8/2011
Three regional agencies seek grant to build regional partnerships, create jobs, expand the economy and enhance competitiveness. (more)

CEDC Regional Revolving Loan Fund Q&A 8/2011
Answers to your questions about an important new loan fund for businesses. (more)

Seeking Planning Grant for Job Growth 7/2011
Encouraging job growth will be a focus of the region's HUD Sustainability grant application. (more)

Advanced Manufacturing Highlighted 7/2011
Top advanced manufacturers in the region honored at a recent awards ceremony. (more)