October 2018

October 25, 2018

  • Summer Showcase Highlights Flourishing Sanford Businesses
  • Nearly $1 million Grant from SunTrust Foundation to NCGrowth Will Help Economically Challenged Communities in the Carolinas Hire Locally
  • SmartUp Small Business Assistance Program Kicks Off in Elizabeth City
  • NC IDEA FOUNDATION Awards Thirteen NC IDEA ECOSYSTEM Grants to Partners Throughout State
  • Week of Celebration for Minority and Women Business Owners in Greenville
  • Business Assistance Projects Wrap-up
  • NCGrowth Partners with UNCP’s Economic and Business Research Center to Conduct Economic Impact Analysis of UNCP
  • Oct 30th Event in Asheville to Highlight the Business and Community Benefits of Employee Ownership

August 2018

August 29, 2018

  • NCGrowth Hires Summer Analysts from 5 NC Universities
  • Kara Stith Joins the NCGrowth Team
  • New Business Assistance Projects Underway
  • NC Choices and NCGrowth Partner to Support the NC Natural Hog Growers Association
  • NCGrowth Visits Businesses in Sanford
  • NCGrowth Attends the Annial Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Powwow to Measure Economic Impact
  • Alumni Spotlight
  • NC Idea Awards $147,000 in Grants to 15 Startups
  • NCGROWTH Supports Downtown Workshops Held in Scotland Neck and Pilot Mountain

Spring 2018

May 29, 2018

  • Updates on Current NCGrowth Business Projects
  • NCGrowth Economic Development Project Updates
  • Multidisciplinary Conference to Connect Black Communities
  • Immigration and Entrepreneurship
  • New Federal Grant Opportunities
  • Vacant or Neglected Commercial Buildings: Options for Local Governments (UNC SOG Blog)

Winter 2018

January 29, 2018

  • STARworks hosts NCGrowth Fall Showcase
  • 5 E-TAP One Pagers
  • NCGrowth leads cotton gin and collard farm tour in the Sandhills
  • Introducing New Hires to NCGrowth
  • Tabor City Industrial Incubator Feasibility Study
  • Research on FEMA Buyouts, Impacts on Land and People

Summer 2017

August 11, 2017

  • NCGrowth Hires Summer Analysts from Four Universities
  • Ben Holmes wins Kenan Institute Impact Award
  • NCGrowth Expands Impact into Sandhills with Golden LEAF Foundation
  • NCGrowth Report: City of Clinton Business Retention Strategy
  • NCGrowth Report: Measuring the Economic Impact of The Impact Center
  • NCGrowth Report: Coharie 8A Certification Research
  • NCGrowth Field Day Experience
  • Students Experience Entrepreneurship; S.E.A.L. Style

April 2017

May 01, 2017

  • NCGrowth Hosts Networking Lunch and Showcase in Roseboro
  • Growth from the Ground Up
  • InnovatEC: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in Northeastern NC
  • Lean Manufacturing with P&A Industrial Fabrications
  • Elizabethtown Small Business Incubator
  • MHM Marine Partners with NCGrowth on Business Development Project
  • Expanding Norman Showcase Academy
  • Data Aggregation at Turn Bull Lumber Company
  • NCGrowth Helps Unshakeable Builders Identify New Markets
  • Growing the Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Daycare
  • NCGrowth Conducts Workshop in Roseboro with the Construction Professionals Network Institute
  • NCGrowth Explores Growth Strategies with Practicon

January 2017

January 05, 2017

  • Hurricane Matthew Relief
  • NCGrowth Announces New Advisory Board
  • NCGrowth Provides Industrial Site Analysis for Montgomery County
  • Baker’s Southern Traditions Awarded Grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority
  • NCGrowth Partners with UNC City and Regional Planning Workshop to Measure Economic Impact of Rocky Mount Social Service Provider
  • Master Blend Wins the New Biz-Duplin County Small Business Challenge
  • Manufacturing Facility Bringing 22 More Jobs to Greene County
  • ECU Gets $500,000 Economic Development Grant
  • Economic Development Administration Announces Investments through the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

September 2016

September 12, 2016

  • NCGrowth Hosts Networking Lunch & Tour at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery
  • NCGrowth Hires Ten Analysts from Four NC Universities
  • UNC-Pembroke Works with NCGrowth to Catalyze Regional Economic Development
  • P&A Industrial Fabrications Improves Plant Efficiencies with Help from NCGrowth
  • Enhanced-Push to Talk (E-PTT) Launches this Fall
  • NCGrowth Assists the Coharie Tribe’s River Restoration Efforts
  • Epoch Rain Barrels and NCGrowth Examine Business Growth Barrier
  • Folding Boat Co. Conducts Targeted Focus Groups with NCGrowth
  • The Bath Place to Launch a Crowdfunding Campaign
  • Taylor Fish Farm Examines Distribution Options Through NCGrowth
  • NCGrowth Supports Edgecombe County’s Teen Entrepreneurial Summer Camp
  • NCGrowth Partners with Tide Tamer as They Grow Their Business
  • Locklear, Locklear & Jacobs and NCGrowth Kickoff Business Development Project
  • NCGrowth Completes Roanoke River Partners Ecotourism Impact and Opportunity Study

June 2016

June 28, 2016

  • NCGrowth hosts its spring event at UNC-Pembroke
  • Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise recognizes students at Board of Advisors Reception and Dinner
  • Carolyn Fryberger graduates from the Rural Economic Development Institute
  • Clinton 100 Committee hosts annual meeting
  • Scholarship of Engagement Award
  • Building donated for e-STEAM school in Farmville
  • Pig waste: It's electric
  • Learning from Limits: Food Processing at Bull City Cool
  • NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms
  • Applications available for federal Underrepresented Community Grants
  • NCIF receives $1.6 million Wells Fargo award to expand lending to diverse communities
  • North Carolina’s Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity
  • Chamber Foundation releases recommendations to spread opportunity across NC
  • Wages vs Income – What’s the Difference? How wage and income data paint differing pictures of NC’s economic disparities
  • 9 Counties, 1 Destination: Uwharrie leaders look to regional tourism