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Erwin Officials Hear Findings Of Growth Study

As printed in The Daily Record, Dunn. April 11, 2018 Erwin Officials Hear Findings Of Growth Study By LAURA PATTERSON Of The Record Staff Members of the Erwin Board of Commissioners were given a presentation last week at the regular monthly meeting regarding the NCGrowth and CPNI study. Back in November 2017, the Town of Erwin hosted a two-day workshop with NCGrowth and CPNI
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CPNI 2018 Promo Video

See what we’re about! CPNI has accomplished so much since it was founded by CPN of NC in 2010. We’re still changing and adapting to each new project/town we take on. We’ve done work in over 14 rural towns throughout NC and are proud to showcase some of the projects we’ve done, people we’ve met, and volunteers who have given their time to help
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NCGrowth Conducts Workshop in Roseboro with the Construction Professionals Network Institute 5/2017

NCGrowth partnered with the Construction Professionals Network Institute (CPNI) to conduct a two-day economic development workshop in Roseboro, NC, on April 6th and 7th. CPNI is a statewide membership organization of business and professional leaders in the design and construction industry. The organization holds workshops to help communities improve their physical and economic environment, providing recommendations on how the built environment can be leveraged
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Windsor Update

One of CPNI’s first completed projects was the Town of Windsor. CPNI was requested by the Town of Windsor, NC to compile a team of experts in development, design and construction to help them evaluate and develop a comprehensive strategy to better utilize existing buildings as part of the NCSTEP Program established by the NC Rural Economic Development Center is May of 2011. On
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CPN Gives Back 2014 Siler City

The 2014 CPN Gives Back project was the Siler City “Little Free Library” held on Friday, March 21, 2014. CPN provided “bird house” book boxes located around the city, setting up a network of books that will be freely exchanged among people in the area. CPN members had the opportunity to enjoy art, music, and food at the Siler City Ark Walk, and socialized
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Project Planning & Project Delivery for Redevelopment Projects

CPNI (in conjunction with the Rural Center) held it’s Project Planning & Project Delivery for Redevelopment Projects workshop on March 27, 2013 in Raleigh, NC. Workshop was led by Jim Schenck, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC. All the presenters from the workshop came from CPN. CPN Members-if you would like to participate in a workshop, please contact Jim Schenck, Conner Gwyn Schenck PLLC or the
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Built Asset Assesment and Finance Program: Press Release

The Construction Professional Network Institute (CPNI), and the Development Finance Initiative (DFI) of the North Carolina School of Government announce the selection of the first four towns to participate in the NC Rural Economic Development Center’s Built Asset Assessment and Finance Program. Siler City, Elkin, Plymouth and Maysville, NC were selected from eleven town applications for the new program. CPNI volunteers from throughout the
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Rural Center study details prospects for manufacturing resurgence, calls for statewide council

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center today releases the results of an expansive, yearlong study of the state of manufacturing in North Carolina. The report cites growing reasons for optimism about the future of manufacturing — in 2011, for example, the sector experienced the first net increase in jobs in 16 years — and recommends establishment of the North Carolina Manufacturing Council to
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Z. Smith Reynolds Grant Awarded to CPNI

Construction Professional Network Institute (CPNI) has announced that the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has announced the award of a grant in the amount of $20,000 to Construction Professionals Network Institute, Inc. [CPN Institute]. The grant from the Foundation is to help institutionalize the CPN Institute to provide long-term economic development and job creation assistance to rural communities in North Carolina. Leslie J. Winter, Executive
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CPNI Awarded $185k Grant

The North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center recently awarded a Research and Development Program grant in the amount of $185,000 to CPNI. The grant will allow CPNI together with the Development Finance Initiative [DFI] at the UNC School of Government to work with NC STEP towns and communities as they attempt to address their underutilized or abandoned legacy buildings across rural North Carolina. Bill
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