National construction category strategy

January 15, 2018

This is the second edition of the National Construction Category Strategy. Like the first edition, published in 2015, it supports delivery of the National Procurement Strategy for Local Government in England 2014 (the NPS) and it is aligned to the major themes of the NPS: leadership, modernising procurement, making savings and supporting local economies

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City Of Hickory

Located in the foothills of the NC mountains and just an hour northwest of Charlotte. Hickory is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River and less than one hour from the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. More than 41,000 residents call Hickory their home. Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area (within a 25 mile radius).

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whitePaper | December 26, 2019

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U.S. Trade in Services: Trends and Policy Issues

whitePaper | January 22, 2020

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Located in the foothills of the NC mountains and just an hour northwest of Charlotte. Hickory is a three-time All-America City on the Catawba River and less than one hour from the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. More than 41,000 residents call Hickory their home. Hickory is the hub of a 350,000 metropolitan area (within a 25 mile radius).

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