New Business Accelerator Wants to Retool Appalachia’s Economy
via Bloomberg Businessweek

Accelerating Appalachia: Supporting Nature-Based Business for Good
via Triple Pundit by Dayna Reggero

Accelerating Good Business
via Appalachian Voices

Nature-Based Business Acclerator Focuses on People, Planet, and Prosperity
via Sustainablog by Dayna Reggero

Accelerating in America: 7 Surprise Locations
via UpStart Business Journal

Building Business Around Nature
via Asheville Citizen Times

WNC Farms receive renewable energy installations
via Mountain Xpress

Recommendations, Sara Day Evans

“Dynamic, passionate, creative, and innovative! These are the words that come to mind in each interaction with Sara Day Evans. Sara Day’s level of dedication to serve the communities of Western North Carolina and to promote the emerging green economy inspires others to perform above and beyond their day-to-day duties. I have come to know and *greatly* respect Sara Day’s expertise and the unique and qualified perspective that she contributes to the Department of Commerce. Moreover, collaboration and cooperation are not buzz words for Sara Day – they are the essence of the type of professionalism she demonstrates daily. Beyond the walls of Commerce, Sara Day is down to earth and a person who I can talk to on a human level. Without a doubt in my mind, she is “the total package”. RV Rikard , NC Board of Science & Technology Grants Administrator,Green Business Fund Administrator, NC Dept. of Commerce

“Having the opportunity to work with Sara during the past two years has been a real pleasure. By all accounts she has done a outstanding job serving the communities in the western counties of our state. The level of enthusiasm, expertise, and professionalism she applies to her role as Western Regional Coordinator of the 21st Century Communities Program is unparalleled.” January 2009 Libby Smith , Policy Director, NC Dept. of Commerce

“I have known Sara since high School. Her work ethic, leadership abilities, public policy background and demonstrated commitment to public service comprise a skill set that make her an outstanding candidate for economic developer with US Dept. of Commerce. I enthusiastically recommend her!” Ben Chandler, Member of Congress