NCGrowth’s mission is to help businesses create good jobs and to help communities create sustainable and equitable opportunities for their people.
NCGrowth directly benefits communities in NC with the goal of completing about 30 projects a year in addition to creating and retaining over 100 jobs annually.
A new web tool tells the story of small towns that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation. Check it out and see how it can help you leverage your town's unique assets for economic development.
April 8, 12:00 to 1:00 PM: Hosted by CREATE, the UNC Tax Center and the UNC Entrepreneurship Center - which federal aid programs are best for your business, including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and others under the CARES Act. Speakers: Thomas Stith (NC SBA), Patrick Rodriguez (NC SBA), Martin Sullivan (Tax Analysts) Moderator: Carolyn Fryberger (CREATE). Please click the link to join the webinar.
We created a comprehensive list of COVID-19 resources for small businesses and economic developers. Check here for federal, state (NC and SC), local, and private resources.

Recent News & Media

Congratulations Graduates!

May 20, 2020

The NCGrowth team wishes all the best to our recently graduated analysts! Thank you so much for the transformative work you have done over your time with NCGrowth, you have made a real difference in the lives of many people in North and South Carolina. We can’t wait to see where you go next! More

What Local Governments Should Know about Creating Emergency Business Loans

May 11, 2020

The UNC School of Government’s Development Finance Initiative (DFI) provides financial and development expertise to communities interested in neighborhood redevelopment and redevelopment, downtown revitalization or affordable housing projects, among other initiatives. More

Business Investments in Opportunity Zones

May 07, 2020

Real estate and business investments are eligible to participate in the program; however, real estate deals have received significantly more investment and attention. In our new report, we examine why this is and what communities and businesses can do to encourage, prepare for, and leverage business investments in Opportunity Zones. More