Kinston city offices are almost empty as leaders of the 35 member delegation make their way to Florida for the All- America city competition finals.
The National Civic League recognizes ten American cities each year that show concrete examples of public-private cooperation.
This year's finalists have created jobs, revitalized their downtowns, and reduced crime, among other accomplishments.
The decision will be made Friday in Tampa and businesses are excited to root them on.
Kinston was last named an All-America city in 1988 and was a finalist in 1997.