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Testing the Keys to Economic Recovery: Oct 28 Webinar on Community Innovations

October 20, 2020

NCGrowth is partnering with the ncIMPACT Initiative at the UNC School of Government on a project to assess the short term impacts of local factors (e.g., COVID19 testing availability) and local government actions (e.g., small business grant funds) that aim to help people feel safe engaging in activities that improve the economy. More

NCGrowth Receives EDA Cares Grant in Response to COVID-19

September 01, 2020

U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration awarded a $300,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to NCGrowth to boost our capacity to support regional economic development strategies in response to the coronavirus pandemic. More

Kenan Insight: Black Economic Futures

August 01, 2020

Institutional racism in the United States has created a bleak economic outlook for African Americans. CREATE Executive Director, Mark Little, asks whether today’s activism might prove to be a defining moment in turning the tide for Black economic futures. The insight is accompanied by the archived version of our July 28 press briefing, “Driving Equitable Solutions for Racial Justice Amid COVID-19.” More

NCGrowth Welcomes New Analyst This Summer!

July 01, 2020

Along with Analysts from the spring continuing their work with NCGrowth-SmartUp, we are pleased to highlight and introduce our newest additions to the team! More

COVID-19 Small Business & Economic Development Resource Database

May 02, 2020

There’s a lot of information circulating on resources related to business continuity and support in this time. Our team has compiled a searchable database of information and resources from national, state and local sources for small business owners and economic developers. More

CREATE Webinar: Choosing Which Federal Aid Program is Right for Your Business

April 08, 2020

The webinar will outline how to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration business disaster recovery loans. SBA District Director for North Carolina Thomas Stith and Senior Area Manager Patrick Rodriguez will present via Zoom covering the administration's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for coronavirus related economic disruptions. More

Ncgrowth Smartup Builds Robotic Seeder For Wetland Plants, Inc.

February 24, 2020

Wetland Plants, Inc. is a native wetland plant nursery designed to create natural stormwater management solutions for large construction projects from Long Island to Baton Rouge. They grow 70 specialized species of plants, focusing on those that are recommended for stormwater management states they serve. More

SmartUp working with Lowcountry Aviation in Walterboro, SC.

February 01, 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

NCGrowth Goes Wild at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro

January 31, 2020

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