11.26.08

Burr Announces Economic Development Grant to Land of Sky Regional Council

U.S. Senator Richard Burr today announced that the region served by the Land of Sky Regional Council has been awarded an economic development grant in the amount of $159,000 by the U.S. Department of Commerce. This will benefit Buncombe, Henderson, Madison, and Transylvania counties.

"The Land of Sky Regional Council should be proud of their work in securing this grant, which will help them move forward with an economic plan for the region. This grant money will benefit the local economy and the citizens of the region," Burr said.

This grant will be used to support development and implementation of a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS) for the counties in the district overseen by the Land of Sky Regional Council. This process is designed to bring together representatives from the private sector, as well as government officials to create a strategy to diversify and strengthen the local economy.