TDDA Annual Meeting to feature Assistant Secretary of Rural Economic Development for the N.C. Department of Commerce 

Published 8:00 am Sunday, June 19, 2022

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The Tryon Downtown Development Association will hold its Annual Meeting on Monday evening, June 27 at Sunnydale in Tryon. TDDA welcomes Mr. Kenny Flowers as their keynote speaker for this important meeting. 


TDDA administers the N.C. Main Street program for the Town of Tryon. Over the 28 years since its founding, TDDA has used the N.C. Main Street Program to direct its downtown revitalization efforts in Tryon. The results are evident as one compares the Tryon of 1994 to what we see today. TDDA is proud to be accredited by the State of N.C. as a Main Street Community.

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Kenny Flowers serves as the Assistant Secretary for Rural Economic Development at the North Carolina Department of Commerce. In this role, he provides guidance to the department in its efforts to support rural communities and help foster rural prosperity. Kenny leads a team of community and economic development specialists that help communities make the preparations and infrastructure investments needed to attract business and industry, and spur economic growth.


Flowers received his Masters in Public Policy from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and his bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The TDDA Annual Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. with social time, catered by Tryon Creamery and Sandwich Shop, co-sponsoring with Workroom Tech. New officers will be named and there will be awards given for Design, Promotion and Economic Development. All who are interested in revitalization efforts are welcome to attend.


Submitted by Wanda May