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Part3. Economic Development and Training Districts.

§ 153A‑317.11.  Purpose and nature of districts.

The board of commissioners of any county may define a county economicdevelopment and training district, as provided in this Part, to finance,provide, and maintain for the district a skills training center in cooperationwith its community college branch in or for the county to prepare residents ofthe county to perform manufacturing, research and development, and relatedservice and support jobs in the pharmaceutical, biotech, life sciences,chemical, telecommunications, and electronics industries, and allied,ancillary, and subordinate industries, to provide within the district any ofthe education, training, and related services, facilities, or functions that acounty or a city is authorized by general law to provide, finance, or maintain,and to promote economic development in the county. The skills training centerand related services shall be financed, provided, or maintained in the districteither in addition to or to a greater extent than training facilities andservices are financed, provided, or maintained in the entire county. A districtcreated under this Part is a special tax area under Section 2(4) of Article Vof the North Carolina Constitution. (2003‑418, s.1; 2004‑170, s. 38.)