Summer 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
  • 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
NCGrowth Newsletter Jan 2017
January 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
NCGrowth Newsletter September 2016
September 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
NCGrowth June 2016
June 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
NCGrowth March 2016
March 2016
  • NCGrowth presents report on Innovation Zones to the City of Wilson
  • Shark Tank by SpringBoardNC fuels local business ideas
  • NCGrowth Analyst wins big at Greenville’s Spazz Fest Pitch Competition
  • Crowdsourcing bill, Economic Development Partnership highlighted during NCEDA conference
  • NC’s Firefest: Celebrating the role of fire in creativity
  • USDA offers new toolkit to assess economic impact of local foods
  • Brookings releases new report on inclusive economic development
  • NC in a global battle for good jobs
  • USDA announces funding for Conservation Innovation Grants
NCGrowth Newsletter January 2016
January 2016
  • NCGrowth has partnered with Chef & the Farmer and A Chef’s Life
  • Robersonville Meat Packing Company to grow persimmons
  • Smith Family Foods to open in North Carolina
  • Urethane Innovators participates in the Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program
  • World Cat gets assistance with plant flow through the Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program
  • NCGrowth and Roanoke River Partners conduct eco-tourism impact study
  • NCGrowth partners with the City of Wilson
  • Construction Professionals Network of NC and NCGrowth partner on Maysville Project
  • 2015 National Food Hub Survey Results Released
  • EDA announces availability of funding to support economic development initiatives; new grant process makes application submission easier
NCGrowth Newsletter December 2015
December 2015
  • Golden LEAF supporting NCGrowth expansion into the Sandhills
  • Participating communities selected for InnovateNC
  • UNCP’s Entrepreneurship Incubator to Cut Ribbon on 17,000 sq. ft. Facility; Looking for Great Ideas
  • Applications Open for The Rural Center’s Rural Economic Development Institute
  • American Indian Made In North Carolina recently launched
  • North Carolina Small Business Program Accepting Applications
  • Kresge Foundation Issues RFP for Creative Food Initiative
NCGrowth Newsletter October 2015
October 2015
  • 2015 Fall economic development and business projects underway
  • NCGrowth hires new program coordinator, Carolyn Fryberger
  • NCGrowth brings on their first class of NCSU graduate students
  • UNC-CH & ECU graduate students join NCGrowth
  • UNC Pembroke chancellor open for business help
  • By nourishing plants, you’re nourishing community
  • The Support Center’s commitment to creating economic opportunity in North Carolina
  • Grant Opportunity Highlight: Rural Energy for America Program; Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants
NCGrowth Newsletter August 2015
September 2015
  • Five Touch Spa and Salon aims to grow its business in Wilson
  • Flanders Solutions gets an implemented maintenance system through E-TAP
  • Princeville, the first town founded by freed slaves, is attracting more tourists
  • Footprints in the Garden is growing their farm in Mount Olive
  • NCCU Undergrad completes NCGrowth internship
  • NC Rural Assembly presented by the Rural Center to take place Sept 28-29
  • NC IDEA seeking grant applications from high-growth startups starting August 17


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