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. http://homegrowntools.unc.edu/
NCGrowth is seeking excellent, highly-motivated graduate students with a wide range of skills and professional experiences – business, law, public policy, environmental sciences, etc – to work on impactful economic development research projects in rural NC and North Charleston.
Lots of amazing updates from SmartUp-Elizabeth City client, Wetland Plants! Last spring we introduced this native wetland plant nursery. Since the initial projects, a financial analysis and market research compilation, NCGrowth and Smartup built a robotic process prototype that can improve business productivity by about 20%. More
Case Study Updates Posted to Homegrown Tools
January 13, 2020
Ten case studies featured on the Homegrown Tools site have new updates posted. From these updates readers will learn how economic development strategies implemented ten years ago have played out, whether the town is still pursuing the original strategy or if they have shifted, or added to, their original approach.
NCGrowth Fall Showcase: Going Wild in Asheboro
December 17, 2019
Twice each year, NCGrowth showcases its clients, recent projects and upcoming work in a unique place. On Dec. 13, the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro hosted the event. Attendees learned about Asheboro, Randolph County and the broader Triad economy, and recent NCGrowth projects – and got to visit with some of the zoo’s animal inhabitants. More