ncIMPACT holds televised town hall on outdoor economy at WCU

Western Carolina University collaborated with the University of North Carolina School of Government and UNC-TV in hosting a regional town hall on the campus in June to examine the impact of the outdoors and natural resources on economic development in Western North Carolina.

The town hall, with panelists from across the region, was recorded by UNC-TV and combined with other features to create an hourlong program that was shown several times in late June on the state’s public television network.

UNC-TV also is offering videos online, including the full program and a panel discussion involving Arthur Salido, WCU’s executive director of community and economic engagement and innovation.

The town hall was part of the ncIMPACT Initiative of the UNC School of Government.