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January 2020

NCGrowth Goes Wild at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro

NCGrowth hosted our Fall Showcase on December 13 at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, North Carolina. Attendees took a tour of a local incubator, Venture Asheboro, before learning more about the Randolph County economy and recent NCGrowth projects. We concluded the showcase with a tour of the developing areas of the zoo. More

October 2019

NCGrowth and SmartUp Honored with Top Award from the University Economic Development Association

NCGrowth, a Kenan Institute-affiliated center, has been awarded the Judges’ Award of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA), a consortium of higher education institutions across North America who work with private sector businesses, nonprofits, government organizations and community economic stakeholders to create local and regional economic opportunity. More

August 2019

  • NCGrowth Welcomed New Analysts This Summer!
  • NCGrowth Burlington Immersive: A New Chapter of Prosperity
  • NCGrowth Providing Technical Assistance to Start-Ups
  • NCGrowth Launched New Projects to Support Economic Development in NC
  • Navigating the Outdoor Economy
  • Upcoming Events

April 2019

  • Kellye Whitaker to Launch SmartUp in North Charleston, South Carolina!
  • Spring Showcase Recap
  • Pathfinders of Coastal Carolina (SmartUp Update)
  • Wetland Plants, Inc. (SmartUp Update)
  • Haand (E-TAP Project Update)
  • Sandbar Oyster Company (E-TAP Project Update)
  • Market Analysis for Proposed Lumbee Tribal Welcome Center
  • Promoting Economic Development in Liberty NC
  • Upcoming Events

February 2019

  • New Analyst Introductions
  • Fall 2018 Economic Development Projects
  • Fall 2018 E-TAP Projects
  • Homegrown Tools Launch

December 2018

  • Tribal Events Impact Economy
  • NCGrowth is Thrilled to Annouce the Newest Addition to the Team, Nicole Outlaw!
  • Best Practices for Risk Mitigation in Niche Meat Cooperatives Locally
  • Understanding the North Carolina Venture Capital Landscape
  • NCGrowth Works with Elect Builders to Expand
  • NCGrowth Supports Total Body Therapy & Wellness Center in Lillington

October 2018

  • Summer Showcase Highlights Flourishing Sanford Businesses
  • Nearly $1 million Grant from SunTrust Foundation to NCGrowth Will Help Economically Challenged Communities in the Carolinas Hire Locally
  • SmartUp Small Business Assistance Program Kicks Off in Elizabeth City
  • NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Thirteen NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grants to Partners Throughout State
  • Week of Celebration for Minority and Women Business Owners in Greenville
  • Business Assistance Projects Wrap-up
  • NCGrowth Partners with UNCP’s Economic and Business Research Center to Conduct Economic Impact Analysis of UNCP
  • Oct 30th Event in Asheville to Highlight the Business and Community Benefits of Employee Ownership

August 2018

  • NCGrowth Hires Summer Analysts from 5 NC Universities
  • Kara Stith Joins the NCGrowth Team
  • New Business Assistance Projects Underway
  • NC Choices and NCGrowth Partner to Support the NC Natural Hog Growers Association
  • NCGrowth Visits Businesses in Sanford
  • NCGrowth Attends the Annial Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Powwow to Measure Economic Impact
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • NC Idea Awards $147,000 in Grants to 15 Startups
  • NCGROWTH Supports Downtown Workshops Held in Scotland Neck and Pilot Mountain

Spring 2018

  • Updates on Current NCGrowth Business Projects
  • NCGrowth Economic Development Project Updates
  • Multidisciplinary Conference to Connect Black Communities
  • Immigration and Entrepreneurship
  • New Federal Grant Opportunities
  • Vacant or Neglected Commercial Buildings: Options for Local Governments (UNC SOG Blog)