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Here We Grow is Here!

October 14, 2016

The League has officially kicked off its Here We Grow promotional campaign. Some of you may have read or heard about the campaign; some of you may not. The idea behind it, though, is simple: When each of us does better, we all do better.

North Carolina's economic strength is rooted in the diversity of its cities and towns -- a diversity that's the direct result of allowing residents to pursue their own unique visions and allowing municipalities to make investments that help create jobs and grow the economy. To preserve the local decision-making authority that has allowed cities and towns to prosper, it is crucial that we tell that story.
As a major part of this effort, we are launching the Here We Grow website, at, to help provide tools to each municipality, individually, to tell about its economic successes, and to help tell the collective story of how cities and towns are working hand-in-hand with the private sector to build our state's economic foundation.
This effort, though, will only work with your involvement, with municipalities working together to tell this story. The League staff wants this to be your campaign. You'll find that we have already worked with several cities and towns to include their economic success stories on the site -- we hope you will add yours. 
The Here We Grow website was created as a crowdsourcing site. You can get a login, post a story and photo of your latest economic success, and then let the larger world know about it through the social media tools on the site. To obtain a login, send an email to: and you'll receive a username and password that allows you to access the site.
Besides the story-telling components of the site, a site toolkit will allow you to:
  • Download a customizable PowerPoint presentation that both promotes the campaign and highlights your city or town’s efforts. 
  • Download a flyer that can be tailored around your investment story.

There will be more tools to come in the future.
All of this was designed to make it easy for you to use and to bring public attention to your efforts. We’ve also developed a detailed how-to guide to answer any questions. And we’ll continue to make more information available about the campaign and how to get involved in coming weeks, including at the League’s annual conference, CityVision 2016. So, don’t wait. Get involved. Be a part of the story. Here We Grow is here. And if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Scott Mooneyham or Ben Brown on the NCLM staff.

Posted on October 14, 2016 by Scott Mooneyham