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Farmers attend food hub interest meeting
Jacksonville Daily News | 03/04/2015

About 20 farmers from surrounding counties including Carteret, Duplin and Lenoir attended an interest meeting on Tuesday to help determine the feasibility of creating a food hub in Onslow County.

Two groups join forces on analysis
The Daily Reflector | 01/31/2015

There could be more to the auto industry’s support network than meets the eye in eastern North Carolina, and two organizations will take a closer look in 2015 at its growth potential.

Community participation key to Bertie County’s new economic development plan
NC Association of County Commissioners | 09/22/2014

Residents of Bertie County are invited to help create a vision for the county’s economic future during four public forums to be held in July.

Carolyn Fryberger presents her research on biogas production to stakeholders in Duplin County
Waste overload to energy mother-lode
Duplin Times | 09/04/2014

Carolyn Fryberger of the Kenan Institute’s Center for N.C. Strategic Economic Growth presented the findings of her study on waste digesters to business owners, members of government and others last month at the Duplin County Airport in Kenansville.

Carolina Wild selected to participate in the new entrepreneur technical assistance program | 02/06/2014

Carolina Wild of Pink Hill has been selected to participate this spring in the new Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Bertie County economic visioning project seeks community input | 07/01/2013

Residents of Bertie County are invited to help create a vision for the county’s economic future during four public forums to be held in July.

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Thanks. You have no idea how much your help is appreciated. Bertie County can never thank you enough.
Steve Biggs, Director of Economic Development, Bertie County
As the owner of a start-up company, it was an awesome opportunity to be a part of this program. It served a dual purpose by providing us with the much needed technical support and allowing the student to learn and obtain real-life work experience. The student we worked with was a perfect match. He exceeded our expectations and we look forward to continuing a professional relationship. This program was amazing and it was such an honor to be apart of it. Thank you!
Nicole Hawkins, Owner, Rise & Grind Coffee House
I am very pleased with the overall E-Tap experience and also with Ashwini's ability and devotion to the project. As a small business owner, time and money are two of the resources always in short supply. Partnering with E-Tap allowed me to focus on an area of my business that I want to develop by helping me pull together all the necessary information for formulating a plan. Ashwini guided me through this process by asking the right questions and using his own abilities and E-Tap's extensive support system to turn my ideas into a written document - one that I can use for the next stage of development. Now that I have a great plan, I can begin to look for the other thing necessary to grow our business; capital!
Carl Van Staalduinen, Owner, Terra Ceia Farms

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