This Strenghtening the Rural Carolinas cover imagepaper, published in 2002, provided the conceptual framework for the Program for the Rural Carolinas, a five-year, $10.6 million rural development project in North Carolina and South Carolina funded by The Duke Endowment.

The program's goal was to increase the capacity of a group of economically distressed communities in rural North Carolina and South Carolina to revitalize their communities, focusing on increasing employment and asset development opportunities. 

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