TJCOG’s Economic Development District Designation

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently designated Triangle J Council of Governments (TJCOG) in Durham, North Carolina as an Economic Development District (EDD). In its EDD role, TJCOG will help lead locally-based, regionally-driven economic development planning and strategies, leveraging the work already underway by the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. They will also be responsible for the implementation of the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a strategic blueprint that increases communication and coordination between regional stakeholders. TJCOG Board of Delegates Chair and Town of Rolesville Mayor Pro Tempore Ronnie Currin said, “We already are a vibrant growing community and this designation will be essential to our continued growth.”