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.
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.  

Recent News & Media

NCGrowth Launches New Projects to Support Economic Development in NC

July 22, 2019

In recent years NCGrowth has conducted incubator feasibility studies for several communities across North Carolina, including Spruce Pine, Tabor City, Liberty, Goldsboro, and Onslow County. More

Navigating the Outdoor Economy

July 22, 2019

According to the Outdoor Industry Association, outdoor recreation contributes $887 billion in consumer spending a year and 7.6 million jobs. More

NCGrowth Providing Technical Assistance to Start-ups

July 22, 2019

NCGrowth is working with Descalza, a handcrafted, made to measure, clothing brand that collaborates with artisans from Latin America to create unique statement pieces in NC. More