Welcome to PlanIt EAST
PlanIt EAST is eastern North Carolina’s voluntary comprehensive regional forum to address growth and community issues that cross county and municipal boundaries. It is built on the foundation of work completed by the North Carolina’s Eastern Region and the Regional Growth Management Plan prepared by its Military Growth Task Force. That plan concluded that 90% of the growth issues for eastern North Carolina required a comprehensive regional response.
This regional forum fosters communication, coordination, and collaboration among public, private and nonprofit leaders from Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Jones, Lenoir, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender and Wayne counties through its 42 delegates. These representatives include elected officials, business, community and military leaders, farmers and foresters, developers and environmental/conservation group leaders from across the region’s nine counties. Please explore our interactive regional map to identify the 2011-12 PlanIt EAST delegates representing each PlanIt EAST county.
PlanIt EAST is a private-public partnership headed by North Carolina’s Eastern Region with additional funding from the Department of Defense (Office of Economic Adjustment), the State of North Carolina, North Carolina's Eastern Region, each of our nine member counties and several private donors.
The PlanIt EAST work program is focused on six key issues: water resources, open space, transportation, affordable housing, renewable energy and sustaining military readiness. PlanItEAST’s 2012 work culminated in EnvisionEAST- 2050, a very successful one-day regional visioning event. Approximately 330 regional political, business, development, community, academic and environmental leaders developed guiding principles and alternative growth scenarios for nine-county region, and made tough decisions about transportation investments to serve projected growth
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