Intern Projects

Click on the links below to access projects and papers completed by NCACC interns and by graduate students from North Carolina universities. 

2018 County Map Book

  • Jacob Poisson, 2018 NCACC Summer Intern, B.S. in Applied Geography, East Carolina University

2017 County Map Book

The 2017 county map book includes data and map visualizations on health, education, agriculture, tax, and various other topics.

  • Samuel Mills, 2017 NCACC Summer Intern, B.A. Candidate, East Carolina University

The North Carolina Stepping Up Initiative

This report compiles information gathered from interviews with counties participating in Stepping Up.

  • Victoria Dounoucos, 2017 Summer Intern, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University

2017 County Best Practices

County Best Practices highlighted in the areas of local government collaboration, agritourism, and more.   

  • Dominique Walker, 2017 NCACC Summer Intern, MPA Candidate, N.C. Central University                              

Capstone Papers

Best Practices For Economic Development In Western North Carolina


By Snow Bowden
  • 2016 Master of Public Administration, Appalachian State University

Supporting Small Business Creation in Northeastern North Carolina: A Blueprint for Developing an Ecosystem of Entrepreneurship


By Joe Fleming
  • 2016 Master of Public Policy, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

2016 NC Counties: Between the Lines

“2016 NC Counties: Between the Lines” compiles 60 maps to highlight demographic, economic, and educational figures from North Carolina’s 100 counties.

  • Jessica Suggs, 2016 NCACC Summer Intern, M.S. Candidate, Virginia Tech University