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government submitting it. Local officials should carefully check the accuracy of all information in ant application prior to submission.

Additional information related North Carolina demographics can be found at the State Demographers website http://demog.state.nc.us/

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    Submittal Information and Approval Process Information.

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    Who may apply? Each County that meets the qualifications in the GS 143B-437.10 is allowed to

designate one or more Agrarian Growth Zones. A resolution is required by the board of county commissioners requesting the designation of the area as an agrarian growth zone.

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    Submit the completed application form to: J. Keith Crisco, Secretary NC Department of Commerce UPZ & AGZ Applications Division of Community Planning 4313 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699 -4313

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    The Secretary of Commerce will designate areas that meet statutory criteria. A determination is

effective until December 31 of the following year in which the determination is made.

4. For information concerning the status of an application, applicants may call Will Best at (919) 571-4900 or email at WBest@nccommerce.com.

5. If an application is unsigned, incomplete or inaccurate, it will be returned to the applicant at the address on the application.

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    An applicant will be notified by mail as to whether the application is approved or disapproved.

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    Detailed instructions to complete the Application for Zone Designation.

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    Accuracy of the information submitted in an application, and a clear understanding on the part of a local

government on the territory contained within a zone, is essential. Improperly designating zones, or incorrect advice given by local officials to businesses inquiring about zones, may result in local businesses claiming zone tax credits to which they are not entitled and may subject them to audit and assessment the

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    C. Department of Revenue.

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      County: This is the County in which the proposed Agrarian Growth Zone is located.

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      County Area: This is the total County land area. This information can be found at

http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html? lang=en

4. Applicant Information: Applicants are limited to County governments. Be sure to designate a contact person to respond to any questions about the application.

Agrarian Growth Zone Guidelines

Revised OCT 2010


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