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NC State Extension


partnerships working together

Tourism Extension works in partnership with communities and natural resource agencies to facilitate the development of nature-based tourism and outdoor recreation opportunities (e.g., the North Carolina Birding Trail). Further success in rural tourism development in NC will hinge on the collaboration between natural resource agencies, branches of the military, the tourism retail and lodging industry, economic development agencies, communities, and other groups. We have experience in engendering multi-stakeholder consensus and cooperation and can provide CES agents with skills to mediate conflict, build partnership capacity, and facilitate rural tourism development.


Birder Friendly Business


Enhancing Rural Tourism Networks Factsheet
Working Together: A Guide to Collaboration in Rural Revitalization