Economic Development

Triangle J Council of Governments has held a limited but important role in economic development, relying largely on the Research Triangle Regional Partnership to lead economic development activities for its 14-county region, including the seven counties in Region J. TJCOG serves as the grantee of Foreign Trade Zone #93 and has worked in that capacity since the zone was established in 1983. In 2012, TJCOG began engaging leaders throughout the region to develop the Region J Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy as part of the statewide NC Tomorrow initiative.