Published On: Tue, Apr 1st, 2014

“Old Drexel Furniture Plant of Whittier” Community Planning Event

April 29 from 6-8pm at Smokey Mountain Elementary School cafeteria.  The site is presently being called the “Smoky Mountain Agricultural Development Station”.  The purpose of these community outreach meetings is to get the public’s input on the development of the Drexel site, so to meet real community needs for placed based agricultural economic development.  The meetings will listen to individual needs to make the effort site specific in respect to agriculture.  This open community meeting is to help Jackson County identify specific agriculture development at the old Drexel Site for the surrounding counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian.  Refreshments will be served. Info: Robert J. Hawk, county extension director at the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Center, 586-4009 or email “robert_hawk@ncsu.edu.”

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