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Complementary Programs

We hope you will check out the notable programs below.

We are all working to strengthen North Carolina economies. 

The CORE program provides technical assistance for outdoor recreation strategic planning, mapping and asset development plans for local governments in rural communities.

Creating Outdoor Recreation Economies (CORE)

ASAP is a nonprofit helping local farms thrive, linking farmers to markets and supporters, and building healthy communities through connections to local food. ASAP's online Local Food Guide lets you search for farms, markets, roadside stands, u-pick experiences, and more in the Appalachian Grown region

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP)

Part of the NC Main Street program, the Main-to-Main trail seeks to attract new and diverse visitors and enhance tourism experiences through marketing and training for 67 Main Street communities in North Carolina.

NC Main-to-Main Trail

MST supports the development, maintenance and promotion of the 1,175 mile Mountains-to-Sea Trail that stretches from the North Carolina mountains to the coast. 

Friends of the
Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST) 

NCRLA provides training courses, certifications and educational resources to NC hospitality-related business and aspiring professionals at no cost. 

NCRLA Foundation Hospitality & Tourism Training Program
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NC Tourism Extension is a technical assistance program available to all 100 counties-through the County Extension Office- proving information on development and marketing cultural, heritage and natural assets.

NC STATE Tourism Extension
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TRAC is a community-based training program designed to help small tourism-related businesses through Visit NC research, development and marketing services, as well as learn from best practices in reaching travelers, the media and increasing tourism visitation and spending.

Visit North Carolina's
Tourism Resource Assistance Center (TRAC)

The Visit NC Farms App connects the dots in communities across North Carolina. Through it, residents and visitors can find farms closest to them, explore farmers markets and local restaurants that are off the beaten path and unique to each community.

Visit NC Farms

Year of the trail is a campaign to promote how and where to experience trails that showcase NC’s diverse landscapes. 

Year of the Trail

Resourceful Communities creates opportunities that preserve the rural landscape, lift people out of poverty and celebrate our partner communities’ unique cultures.  

Resourceful Communities
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