Shared by IRPO– 2020 NC Development Tier Designations

Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating development tiers. The designations, which are mandated by state law, determine a variety of state funding opportunities to assist in economic development.

Our Region’s Tier ratings (McDowell, Polk and Rutherford) are unchanged from last year.

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This report documents the process for calculating tiers and lists counties that have changed tiers since 2019. A North Carolina tier map and tier calculations are included for reference.