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Regional and statewide insights from North Carolina Pandemic Recovery Focus Groups are now available. NCPRO is proud to have partnered with the UNC School of Government's ncIMPACT Initiative to conduct this research. 

WATCH: Grant Improves Accessibility at Grandfather Mountain

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grandfather Mountain experienced record visitation. People escaped to the nature park, famous for its Mile High Swinging Bridge, seeking fresh air, exercise, and unique experiences. Attendance increased by nearly 30% from 2019 to 2021. But not everyone could take part.

Data from the NC Community Engagement Survey is now available through an interactive dashboard. The two-year research initiative measured and compared topics related to community wellbeing through monthly and quarterly surveys. See how your region scored.

A Timeline: North Carolina's Pandemic Recovery Progress