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Economic Development Administration Announces Investments through the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
January 5, 2017

EDA provides strategic investments on a competitive merit basis to support economic development, foster job creation, and attract private investment in economically distressed areas of the United States. Under this FFO, EDA solicits applications from applicants in order to provide investments that support construction, non-construction, technical assistance, and revolving loan fund projects under EDA’s Public […]

NCGrowth advisory boar dmember Rebecca Dunning presents her research to NCGrowth analysts.
NCGrowth Announces New Advisory Board
December 22, 2016

NCGrowth is excited to announce their new advisory board comprised of faculty, practitioners and experts that will provide expert research and recommendations for economic development and business assistance projects. Alice Ammerman is the Director of the UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and researches school nutrition policy associated with childhood obesity, sustainable agriculture […]

NCGrowth Provides Industrial Site Analysis for Montgomery County
December 22, 2016

NCGrowth partnered with Montgomery County Economic Developer Amanda Whitaker to assist the county in planning for future industrial sites.  The project team produced a set of maps for the county to use in prioritizing economic development investments and in working with potential clients. The county currently has two industrial sites certified with the NC Department […]

Baker’s Southern Traditions Awarded Grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority
December 22, 2016

A big congratulations to former NCGrowth client, Baker’s Southern Traditions for receiving a $100,000 grant to support the re-use of a pair of 25,000 square foot former furniture and auction warehouses at Cemetery Road and Church Street in Roxobel. In the fall of 2016, one of the buildings will become the expanded home of Baker’s […]

NCGrowth Partners with UNC City and Regional Planning Workshop to Measure Economic Impact of Rocky Mount Social Service Provider
December 22, 2016

This fall NCGrowth partnered with Professor Bill Lester’s Economic Development Workshop in UNC’s Department for City and Regional Planning to provide recommendations to a faith-based social service organization on how to measure their economic impacts. The Impact Center in Rocky Mount, NC was spun out of Word Tabernacle Church – a 3,000 member church led […]

Master Blend Wins the New Biz-Duplin County Small Business Challenge
December 22, 2016

Congratulations to Ron Simmons of Master Blend Family Farms for winning the New Biz-Small Business Challenge, an entrepreneurial start up challenge which takes place over a period of five months for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy or new jobs on the main streets in Duplin County. NCGrowth was a sponsor for this event […]

Manufacturing Facility Bringing 22 More Jobs to Greene County
December 22, 2016

Former NCGrowth client, Home Elevator & Lift Product LLC is investing nearly $560,000 in an expansion that will create 22 new jobs in Greene County. The expansion, which was announced Friday, involves producing and servicing passenger elevators such as chair lifts for homes. Home Elevator was founded in 1995 and holds numerous patents. It currently […]

NCGrowth Hosts Networking Lunch & Tour at Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery
September 1, 2016

NCGrowth hosted a networking lunch and tour of Cape Fear Vineyard & Winery on August 11th in Elizabethtown. Business and local government clients, community resource providers, state government representatives and NCGrowth Analysts hired from UNC-Pembroke, Duke, NC State, NC Central and UNC-Chapel Hill attended.

NCGrowth Hires Ten Analysts from Four NC Universities
September 1, 2016

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of NCGrowth welcomed a new group of ten Analysts this summer from UNC-Pembroke, North Carolina State University, Duke University, and North Carolina Central University. Analysts are graduate students hired for their previous experience and skills they can bring to bear on economic development projects with local government or technical assistance to growing businesses in North Carolina. Their work experience and interests range but they all share a passion for sustainable economic development and entrepreneurship.

Brandi Bullock, Carolyn Fryberger, and Meredith Bunnell.
UNC-Pembroke Works with NCGrowth to Catalyze Regional Economic Development
September 1, 2016

UNC-Pembroke’s administration is working to enhance the school’s sustainability practices and increase its involvement with the local community. In coordination with the Chancellor’s office, the acting dean of the UNCP Business School, Dr. William Stewart Thomas, engaged NCGrowth to research and recommend possible avenues for UNCP to use its resources to deepen their engagement with the local economy. Analysts Meredith Bunnel and Brandi Bullock worked on the project.


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