Bertie County Community Economic Development Planning

March 05, 2014

On Saturday, February 8, 2014 the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise hosted a meeting of economic development and workforce development leaders in Windsor, NC. More

MBAs Intern with Hi-Gros and Startups

March 04, 2014

Promising hi-growth companies and start-ups have been paired with our best MBAs for the Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program (E-TAP). More

EDA Grants for Construction & Jobs

March 04, 2014

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs provide grant funds for construction and investments to support job creation and private investment. More

“Brand NC” What Should North Carolina Stand For?

February 07, 2014

The Kenan Institute and the North Carolina Department of Commerce is currently undertaking a major statewide initiative to develop a brand for the State of North Carolina. More

“E-Tap” Entrepreneur Support Program Starting This Spring

February 07, 2014

The Kenan Institute will pilot an Entrepreneur Technical Assistance Program (E-TAP) this spring! This program targets solid start-ups and established high growth businesses with the goal of revitalizing economically distressed communities in North Carolina. More

The Triangle’s First Clean Tech Summit Takes Place Next Month

February 07, 2014

Now home to 200 firms specializing in smart grid, efficient water management, and efficient transportation, North Carolina's Research Triangle region is emerging as a global leader in clean technology. More

Entrepreneur Roundtables in Wayne County

February 07, 2014

The Wayne County Small Business Center is hosting a roundtable every month in 2014 in different locations across the county to connect entrepreneurs to information, service providers, and community partners. More

Kenan Institute Report on NC Wood Pellets

November 21, 2013

The Kenan Institute, in partnership with the NC Biofuels Center, has released a report on NC’s role in global biomass market, specifically exports of wood pellets. More

The Institute Welcomes LaChaun Banks as Economic Development Coordinator

November 21, 2013

LaChaun has been tapped to serve as Economic Development Coordinator and oversee the day-to-day operational activities of the NC Strategic Economic Growth initiative at UNC’s Kenan Institute. More

Eastern North Carolina Entrepreneurship Summit

November 21, 2013

The 2nd annual Eastern North Carolina Entrepreneur Summit took place October 29th in Greenville, NC, drawing entrepreneurs from across the region and state. More