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.
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Recent News & Media

NCGrowth Partners with Community Members to Preserve local Gullah Geechee Heritage

February 13, 2020

Community members in northern Brunswick County have come together in recent years to preserve and celebrate local Gullah Geechee heritage through an annual Rice Festival event and the restoration or re-creation of key historical sites. More

SmartUp working with Lowcountry Aviation in Walterboro, SC.

February 13, 2020

Lowcountry Aviation provides aircraft maintenance and repair, charter services and manufactures composite light aircraft at Colleton County’s Lowcountry Regional Airport in Walterboro, SC. More

What do Plants and Robots Have in Common?

January 13, 2020

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