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AARP North Carolina

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Dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age, AARP represents 38 million members nationwide including 1.1 in North Carolina. AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment.

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ElectriCities of NC

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Representing over 70 Public Power Cities and Towns across NC, ElectriCities' Retail Development Specialists, Charity Barbee and Jennings Gray, work in tandem with retail and commercial developers, brokers, tenant reps and company real estate managers in selecting, approving, and developing their next perfect location.

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ElectriCities of NC

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Representing over 70 Public Power Cities and Towns across NC, ElectriCities' Retail Development Specialists, Charity Barbee and Jennings Gray, work in tandem with retail and commercial developers, brokers, tenant reps and company real estate managers in selecting, approving, and developing their next perfect location.

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The North Carolina Downtown Development Association is the leader in education and advocacy for economic growth and development in North Carolina’s downtowns. NCDDA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional membership organization that is led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly. Members include downtown development managers, coordinators and Main Street managers; economic developers; town planners; town managers; architects; landscape architects; developers; and other professions related to the development of North Carolina’s downtowns.

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Arnett Muldrow is a creative planning firm that specializes in downtown planning, economic development, community branding, and wayfinding Since 2002, we have worked in 600 communities across the country and North Carolina. Our process is built on an engaged community voice, strategies built in reality, and Plans that get implemented.

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Bizzell Design will guide your Downtown through the creative process offering expertise in Civic Branding, Wayfinding Sign Programs, Streetscape & Storefront Design Workshops, City Gateway Designs, Town Center Monuments, Information Kiosks, and Murals. Our unique workshop process helps your stakeholders group develop creative energy leading to a coordinated vision.

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At Civic, we don’t just make banking more equitable. We transform the lives of our members. We work to move the needle for how people think about their money, their progress, and their community.

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We are an award-winning multi-disciplinary planning, design, and communications firm specializing in downtown revitalization, parks, greenways and trails, and destination marketing.

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Maurer Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm located in Raleigh, NC. We are well known for our creative approach to urban restoration, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects. Our work is thoughtful and grounded, and our focused approach to problem solving has led to a reputation of integrity and leadership.

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Founded in 1979, McAdams is a full-service civil engineering, land planning, landscape architecture and geomatics firm headquartered in Durham, North Carolina with offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. McAdams has built its reputation throughout the industry over 41 years by delivering unmatched expertise and unwavering commitment to clients in a variety of markets including municipal, education, healthcare and energy, as well as commercial and residential development.

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The North Carolina League of Municipalities is a member-driven organization representing the interests of cities and towns in the state. Through collective efforts, League member cities and towns better serve their residents and improve quality of life. Working as one. Advancing all.

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Sanford Holshouser LLP serves local governments and their allies across North Carolina in three primary practice areas: local government finance, affordable housing, and community economic development. We work to make North Carolina a better place one home town at a time, helping communities build on their past to create sustainable futures.

shlawgroup.com

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The Wooten Company is a multi-disciplinary firm providing engineering, geomatics and architectural services to public entities, educational institutions, and private industry across the Carolinas. Since its founding in 1936 in North Carolina’s capital, Wooten has expanded to establish offices in Greenville, Hickory, and Winston-Salem as well Columbia, South Carolina. The company is dedicated to advancing infrastructure that supports healthy, sustainable, economically thriving communities.

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Placemaking begins with planning, and WithersRavenel’s planners, designers, and landscape architects lay the groundwork for transforming visionary ideas into unforgettable places. Viewed through the lenses of economic development, environmental sustainability, and human welfare, each planning effort is an opportunity to create flourishing communities that nurture growth and well-being.

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