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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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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Jane Boahn, Owner, Raised in a Barn Farm

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