Henderson, N.C. – The Kerr-Tar Regional Economic Development Corp., owner and developer of the Kerr-Tar Hub economic development project, has been selected as one of 20 finalists in the 2007 Center for Sustainable Communities Awards Program.
The 2007 winners will be announced in the first week of September 2007.
The awards program recognizes projects in which counties partner with other governments, the private sector and community leaders to help make their communities more economically prosperous, environmentally safe and socially equitable.
The awards are presented every two years by The National Association of Counties Center for Sustainable Communities, which helps local elected officials build sustainable communities by promoting community leadership initiatives, providing technical assistance and training and conducting community policy and educational forums.
The Kerr-Tar Hub is an economic development initiative, owned and managed by the Kerr-Tar Regional Economic Development Corp., to create a network of specialized industrial parks in four rural N.C. counties of Franklin, Granville, Vance and Warren, to attract jobs and business opportunities. The project has been nationally recognized for its unique approach of sharing both costs and revenues across county lines to develop and energize the region’s economy.