Mayor Jimmy Dancy welcomed all to the Rutherfordton NC STEP Leadership team at the Woodrow Jones Community Hall, on Monday, July 23, 2012.
NC STEP coach Chilton Rogers had the Leadership Team Members introduce themselves as well as the attendees. While all enjoyed the pizza, salad, and desserts, Rogers explained what the process of STEP involved.
Rutherfordton is one of 67 NC towns to go through this process. Currently there are eleven towns beginning in 2012 to receive support for economic development. Within the Rural Center’s definition, economic is defined in a more local perspective.
- job creation
- business creation and retention
- business led revenue (id. Families & business)
- leveraging and bringing in more public an pvt. Investment.
- wealth creation
- improved quality of life
- ed leadership skills in community
- institutionalized town planning & work the plan
The public is invited on August 17 to the Courthouse Lawn at 5:30 for Kick off Picnic Live Music with “Ole 74 Jazz Band”