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

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 Centers in operations in Pembroke.  Beginning with the institution’s initial focus on educating the local tribe —the Lumbee –  UNCP’s organizational mission and scope have been widened and expanded to serve the larger community.

This economic impact analysis highlights the many ways in which UNCP contributes to Robeson County and the surrounding counties it serves: Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, Richmond and Scotland counties. The operation of UNCP has a significant impact on the region through its academic programming, business operations, capital outlays, and spending by faculty, staff, students, and visitors.  The final report will summarize this impact in terms of jobs, wages and economic output supported by the university.

UNCP’s organizational mission and scope have been widened and expanded to serve the larger community