Future Forward is a regional economic development initiative aimed at creating a comprehensive economic development strategy for twelve counties in the Western Piedmont and Mountains of North Carolina located in the 10th and 11th Congressional Districts.
- The plan initially received funding support from the U.S. Economic Development Administration and the North Carolina Department of Commerce.
- Former Congressman Cass Ballenger appointed a 21-member leadership group to oversee the Future Forward strategy development process.
- The Western Piedmont Council of Governments manages the federal and state grant funds for the project.
- The plan identifies a set of key strategies and action items that brings the region together and provides a wish list of key economic development projects for federal, state, local, and private investment.
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