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Kris Cahoon Noble Named Hyde Planner and Economic Development Director

KrisCNobleKris Cahoon Noble was named Hyde County’s Planner and Economic Development Director at the July 16th regular meeting of the Hyde County Board of Commissioners. Noble has worked with Hyde County since 2008, most recently as the Grant Administrator within the Office of Planning and Economic Development. As Grant Administrator, Noble has coordinated special projects in drainage, water, wastewater, and construction of municipal and community facilities. She currently serves on the North Carolina Catch Board and the Coastal Resources Advisory Council.

A native of Swan Quarter, Kris is the daughter of Lyle and Claudia Cahoon.  She resides in Swan Quarter with her two daughters, Bell and Cora Blaine.  She attended East Carolina University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and a Master’s of Business Administration. Noble is also a graduate of the North Carolina Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute (REDI) and the UNC School of Government’s Community Development Academy.        

Noble will be responsible for planning and economic development in one of North Carolina’s most rural counties with a principal goal of developing commerce within the county by providing infrastructure and creating jobs while encouraging feasible, hazard resilient development. She is responsible for attracting new business and nurturing small and start-up business while implementing and maintainingeconomic development programs concerned with retaining existing business and industry.