Since 2007, North Carolina has used a three-level system for designating county development tiers. The designations, which are mandated by state law, determine a variety of state funding opportunities to assist in economic development. This report documents the process for calculating tiers and lists counties that have changed tiers since 2020. A statewide county tier map and tier calculations are included for reference.


An act to codify the common law requirement for US citizenship to qualify as a juror, to allow a Clerk of Court to hear jury excuses if so designated by the Chief District Court Judge, and to provide that the names and addresses of persons requesting to be excused from jury duty based on disqualification shall be shared with the State Board of Elections if the disqualification is due to US citizenship. The bill passed but our Representative voted no.