In January 2017, the Office of Outreach and Engagement at NC State University signed a contract with Isothermal Community College to facilitate a community-based visioning and feasibility assessment for a future center that would help the region leverage the vibrant equine-based economy.  Over the next 18 months, the Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership project, led by an interdisciplinary team of researchers from NC State, will meet with stakeholders across the area to determine opportunities for equitable and sustainable local development, the future role of NC State University, and the potential for broader regional and international linkages. Along with the feasibility assessment, a set of physical design scenarios will be produced for community members to review and comment upon. The primary funding was secured by ICC through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission. Persons or organizations wanting to learn more or provide their input to the partnership can contact the NC State Team at serepartnership@ncsu.edu or 919-515-7518.

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1st SEREP Progress Report Availabe

Thanks for your continued interest in the Southeast Equine Research and Education Partnership. Download the report listed below and let us hear from you. You may submit comments HERE. Progress report #2 will be available in December, 2017. The NCSU SEREP Team


Resource materials used for the study on the Isothermal region.