RCED enters public phase of campaign

By Scott Carpenter  |  The Daily Courier

“County leaders gathered Tuesday evening for a celebration and unveiling of Rutherford County Economic Development’s (RCED) new initiative, “Transforming Tomorrow Together, Spurring Economic Development in Rutherford County.” The initiative has already received commitments for more than half of its goal of raising an additional $1.3 million over a five year period from private and municipal sources, to supplement the funding received annually from the county…

Zeb Weaver of Convergent Nonprofit Solutions has been leading RCED’s fundraising effort since the ‘quiet phase’ began in February. Convergent was hired by the county last year to conduct a study regarding how the county pursues economic development. The consulting company ultimately recommended the transition to a public-private partnership.”