North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 158 Local Development

Article 1 - Local Development Act of 1925.

Article 2 - Economic Development Commissions.

  • § 158-8   Creation of municipal, county or regional commissions authorized; composition; joining or withdrawing from regional commissions
    The governing body of any municipality or the board of county commissioners of any county may by resolution create an economic development commission for said...
  • § 158-8.1   Creation of Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission
    (a) There is created the Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission to serve Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Polk,...
  • § 158-8.2   Creation of North Carolina's Northeast Commission
    (a) There is created the North Carolina's Northeast Commission to facilitate economic development in Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Martin,...
  • § 158-8.3   Creation of Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission
    (a) There is created the Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission to serve Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, New Hanover, Pender, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson,...
  • § 158-8.4   Removal of commission members
    A commission created under G.S. 158‑8.1, 158‑8.2, or 158‑8.3 may, by majority vote, remove a member of the commission if that member does not attend...
  • § 158-8.5   Annual reporting requirement
    By February 15 of each year, the commissions created pursuant to G.S. 158‑8.1, 158‑8.2, 158‑8.3, and 158‑33 shall publish a report containing the information required...
  • § 158-8.6   Uniform standards
    The Department of Commerce, in consultation with the commissions created pursuant to G.S. 158‑8.1, 158‑8.2, 158‑8.3, and 158‑33, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Inc., the Piedmont...
  • § 158-8.7   Use of State funds
    The commissions created pursuant to G.S. 158‑8.1, 158‑8.2, 158‑8.3, and 158‑33, the Charlotte Regional Partnership, Inc., the Piedmont Triad Partnership, and the Research Triangle Regional...
  • § 158-8.8   Orientation for board members
    The commissions created pursuant to G.S. 158‑8.1, 158‑8.2, 158‑8.3, and 158‑33 shall hold an orientation session for all newly appointed commission members. The orientation shall...
  • § 158-9   Organization of commission; rules and regulations; committees; meetings
    Upon its appointment, the economic development commission shall promptly meet and elect from among its members a chairman and such other officers as it may...
  • § 158-10   Staff and personnel; contracts for services
    Within the limits of appropriated funds, the commission may hire and fix the compensation of any personnel necessary to its operations, contract with consultants for...
  • § 158-11   Office and equipment
    Within the limits of appropriated funds, the commission may lease, rent, or purchase, or otherwise obtain suitable quarters and office space for its staff, and...
  • § 158-12   Fiscal affairs generally; appropriations
    The commission may accept, receive, and disburse in furtherance of its functions any funds, grants, and services made available by the federal government and its...
  • § 158-12.1   Commission funds secured
    The Western North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, Research Triangle Regional Commission, Southeastern North Carolina Regional Economic Development Commission, Piedmont Triad Partnership, North Carolina's Northeast...
  • § 158-13   Powers and duties
    Any economic development commission created pursuant to this Article shall: (1) Receive from any municipal, county, joint, or regional planning board or commission with jurisdiction...
  • § 158-14   Regional planning and economic development commissions authorized
    Any municipalities and/or counties desiring to exercise the powers granted by this Article may, at their option, create a regional planning and economic development commission,...
  • § 158-15   Powers granted herein supplementary
    The powers granted to counties and municipalities by this Article shall be deemed supplementary to any powers heretofore or hereafter granted by any general or...

Article 2A - Multi-County Water Conservation and Infrastructure District.

Article 3 - Tax Elections for Industrial Development Purposes.

Article 4 - North Carolina's Eastern Region.

  • § 158-30   Title
    This Article shall be known as the "North Carolina's Eastern Region Act". (1993, c. 544, s. 1; 2005‑364, s. 1.)
  • § 158-31   Purpose
    The purpose of this Article is to allow the following counties, which have the potential to derive direct economic benefits from the North Carolina Global...
  • § 158-32   Definitions
    The following definitions apply in this Article: (1) Authority. The North Carolina Global TransPark Authority created under Chapter 63A of the General Statutes. (2) Commission....
  • § 158-33   Creation of North Carolina's Eastern Region
    (a) Resolution to Create Region. Any three or more of the counties listed in G.S. 158‑31 may create North Carolina's Eastern Region as provided in...
  • § 158-33.1   Addition of counties to Region
    (a) Authority. The Region shall allow an eligible county to participate in the Region as provided in this section. A county is eligible to participate...
  • § 158-34   Territorial jurisdiction of Region
    The territorial jurisdiction of the Region created pursuant to this Article shall be coterminous with the boundaries of the counties participating in the Region. (1993,...
  • § 158-35   Commission membership, officers, compensation
    (a) Commission Membership. The governing body of the Region is the Commission. The members of the Commission must be residents of the Region and shall...
  • § 158-36   Voting
    A majority of the Commission members constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business. Each voting member of the Commission shall have one vote. Except...
  • § 158-37   Powers of the Region
    (a) The general powers of the Region include the following: (1) The powers of a corporate body, including the power to sue and be sued...
  • § 158-38   Fiscal accountability
    The Region is a public authority subject to the provisions of Chapter 159 of the General Statutes. (1993, c. 544, s. 1; 2005‑364, s. 1.)
  • § 158-39   Funds
    The establishment and operation of the Region are governmental functions and constitute a public purpose. The State of North Carolina and any unit of local...
  • § 158-40   Tax exemption
    Property owned by the Region is exempt from taxation. This tax exemption does not apply to the lease, or other arrangement that amounts to a...
  • § 158-41   Withdrawal; termination
    (a) Withdrawal. A county participating in the Region may, by resolution, withdraw from the Region. A resolution withdrawing from the Region may not become effective...
  • § 158-42   Temporary Region vehicle registration tax
    (a) Levy. The Commission may, by resolution, after not less than 10 days' public notice and a public hearing, levy an annual registration tax of...