Jones County

School in Jones County

New K-12 School in Jones County

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Jones County is in the Piedmont and is grouped regionally for economic development with Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico and Wayne Counties. It has a population of around 10,000 people and has declined by 5.6% since the last census.

Although many projects were identified during interactions with the county and its communities, a few top priorities were developed based on discussions with county representatives and a field visit by the Action Team in February 2019.

1. Regulatory Relief – Central Coastal Plain Capacity Use Area Restrictions 

2. Infrastructure – Broadband 

3. Recovery and Resiliency – Storm Debris – Access to River