Tour of rural businesses in the Sandhills led by NCGrowth

January 29, 2018

NCGrowth organized a tour of businesses in Hoke and Robeson counties for students and faculty from multiple universities in North Carolina as well as community partners. More

Research on FEMA Buyouts, Impacts on Land and People

January 29, 2018

In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew left many residents in eastern and central North Carolina with questions about disaster recovery and the safety of their communities. More

Tabor City Industrial Incubator Feasibility Study

January 29, 2018

In the spring of 2017, Tabor City, NC, a town located in Columbus County with a population of just over 4,000, engaged NCGrowth to study the feasibility of developing an industrial incubator. More

Introducing New Hires to NCGrowth!

January 29, 2018

NCGrowth welcomed a new group of 8 Analysts this fall from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Flagler Business School. More

NCGrowth Fall Showcase highlights recent work and STARworks

January 29, 2018

NCGrowth hosted a networking lunch and tour of STARworks in Star, NC on December 1st. More

Ben Holmes wins Kenan Institute Impact Award

August 08, 2017

Ben graduated in May from Kenan-Flagler Business School. He started working with NCGrowth as an analyst in August 2015. He has been an incredible asset to NCGrowth’s team and undoubtedly furthered the mission of the Kenan Institute. More

Students Experience Entrepreneurship; S.E.A.L. Style

August 03, 2017

Throughout its 5-year annual tenure, the Teen Entrepreneurship Bootcamp sat amongst its only rival; itself. This 2-week camp has continued to task itself with the challenge of creating an environment where a selected group of students from camps located around Edgecombe County could learn about entrepreneurship; NCGrowth has supported this effort for the last four years. More

NCGrowth Field Day Experience

August 03, 2017

The NCGrowth program kicked off the beginning of summer in a great way! We had the opportunity as student interns and analysts to learn more about the work of NCGrowth through an NCGrowth field day. Our team had an amazing time getting a tour of historic Downtown Durham, and also P&A Industrial Fabrications in Roxboro. More

45th Annual Basic Economic Development Course

June 05, 2017

The Basic Economic Development Course provides intensive instruction on the fundamentals of economic development practice. It is a four-day introductory course designed for economic development professionals employed by public, non-profit, and private agencies and for individuals new to the field. It is also appropriate for more experienced professionals seeking to update their skills. More

InnovatEC: Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center in Northeastern NC

May 26, 2017

In 2016, The Albemarle Commission and Elizabeth City State University proposed teaming up to establish an innovation and entrepreneurship center in northeastern North Carolina. The center would be in Elizabeth City, and would serve not only the Albemarle Region, but the entire ECSU Service Region – a region comprising a total of 21 counties. More