Social enterprise committee to meet June 30, July 7

Jun 21, 2014

A group of individuals seeking to create a group of businesses to support ongoing anti-poverty efforts in the county will meet at 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, to discuss projects being eyed as viable social enterprises in the county.

The committee is an arm of Haywood Helps, a group whose mission is to address poverty issues in creative ways, including the formation of social enterprise businesses that will create jobs and a revenue stream to fund ongoing efforts.

So far, areas being explored include value-added agriculture, selling bottled water, starting a day labor program in Haywood, building small, truss housing and exploring ways to extend Haywood's tourist season.

Members of the value-added agriculture group will meet at the Haywood County Extension office at 3:30 p.m. June 30 where representatives from the county health department, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and the N.C. State Extension Service will answer questions about food manufacturing enterprises. All who are interested are invited to both meetings.

For details contact Vicki Hyatt at 452-0661 or email