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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.
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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.
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A Stakeholder Analysis Framework for Measuring the Impacts of Swine Waste Management in North Carolina

September 13, 2020

Studies show that large-scale confined animal feeding operation (CAFO) swine farms impact water and air quality, leading to negative human health impacts. Prior research by NCGrowth indicates that these farms also have a negative impact on surrounding property values and economic development prospects. This report summarizes known impacts by stakeholder group in North Carolina resulting […] More

Impacts of Swine Waste Management in North Carolina: A Geospatial Analysis

September 13, 2020

The maps presented in this report accompany the 2020 report titled “A Stakeholder Analysis Framework for Measuring the Impacts of Swine Waste Management in North Carolina” for the NC Policy Collaboratory and are intended to provide a geographically-illustrated context for swine concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in North Carolina. The maps display locations and concentrations […] More

NCGrowth’s Collaboration-based Work Profiled by UNC System

September 13, 2020

As North Carolina’s entrepreneurs, industries and communities move forward amidst COVID-19, Kenan Institute affiliated center NCGrowth is helping to make sure they have the tools to succeed when business can fully re-open again. Read full article More