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.
Aug 2 - Nearly $1 million grant from SunTrust Foundation to NCGrowth will help economically challenged communities in the Carolinas hire locally

Recent News & Media

Oct 30th Event in Asheville to Highlight the Business and Community Benefits of Employee Ownership

October 25, 2018

An event hosted by the New Belgium Brewing Company on October 30th provides an opportunity for business owners, community leaders, and economic developers to learn about the virtues of employee ownership. Part of an initiative called Homegrown Legacies, the event will discuss how employee ownership can help companies become more competitive, provide a viable business […] More

NCGrowth Partners with UNCP’s Economic and Business Research Center to Conduct Economic Impact Analysis of UNCP

October 25, 2018

Founded in 1887 as the Croatan Normal School to educate American Indian teachers, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) is one of the 17 listed public universities in the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of approximately 6,250 students.  In addition to the main campus, it has numerous Research and Education […] More

Business Assistance Projects Wrap-up

October 25, 2018

Mertek Solutions Mertek Solutions designs, builds, and installs machines for an array of industries. Mertek was founded in 2009 and is located in Sanford, NC, employing around 45 individuals. Jerry Pedley, its CEO, has been heavily involved in the local community, especially in its efforts to promote workforce development programs and, ultimately, retain talent in […] More