Expanding Norman Showcase Academy

May 26, 2017

Norman Showcase Academy (NSA) is an indoor athletic complex in St. Pauls, North Carolina that provides training for youth baseball teams. The mission statement of the organization is “helping youth reach their highest potential through athletics.” NCGrowth partnered with NSA’s owner, Starsky Norman, to help organize the company’s financial recordkeeping, launch the company’s website, identify opportunities for additional revenue, and create models for future growth. More

NCGrowth Expands Impact into Sandhills with Golden Leaf Foundation

May 25, 2017

NCGrowth expanded its work with local governments and growing businesses in the Sandhills Region of North Carolina in 2016 with funding from the Golden Leaf Foundation. In the first year of expansion, NCGrowth has worked with 11 businesses through its Entrepreneurial Technical Assistance Program (ETAP). These businesses collectively employ 162 people and half are minority-owned. More

NCGrowth Hires Summer Analysts from Four Universities

May 25, 2017

  • Martine Aurelien
  • Nicholas Hedgpeth
  • Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno
  • Varun C Nair
  • Sadie Nott
  • Ja’Von Williams
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    Leadership Training Opportunity – Deadline May 19

    April 27, 2017

    The LGFCU Fellows program is designed to develop leadership skills for local government professionals. Those selected for this intensive two-week program will become part of a cohort of 25: a group of people who will inspire each other to be better leaders, in class and in the future. More

    Rural Day – May 9th

    April 27, 2017

    Join the Rural Center on Tuesday, May 9, for its first-ever statewide Rural Day. Learn about the issues facing rural NC, meet with state leaders, network with other rural champions, and help put Rural NC's best foot forward! More

    Halifax County Business Resource Fair – May 4th

    April 27, 2017

    Join Halifax County and NCGrowth on May 4th at 11am in celebrating National Small Business Week at the Halifax Community College’s 3rd Annual Small Business Resource and Appreciation Day. Lunch and beverages will be served in Building 400 Room A/B at Halifax Community College. More

    NCGrowth Report: Coharie 8A Certification Research

    April 27, 2017

    NCGrowth partnered with the Coharie Tribe and the UNC American Indian Center to conduct research on the certification process for the Small Business Administration’s 8A Business Development Program. The SBA’s 8A program is designed to help small minority-owned businesses expand through access to federal contracts. More

    NCGrowth Report: Measuring the Economic Impact of The Impact Center

    April 27, 2017

    What is the value to a community when one citizen is kept out of the prison system, or is helped to manage a chronic health condition and stay out of the emergency room, or when one child is supported in a way that they can thrive? These are the difficult questions that students in Professor Bill Lester’s Economic Development Workshop at UNC’s Department for City and Regional Planning waded into when NCGrowth partnered with the workshop to provide recommendations to The Impact Center, a faith-based social service organization, on how to measure their economic impacts. More

    NCGrowth Report: City of Clinton Business Retention Strategy

    April 27, 2017

    Over the course of 2016, NCGrowth partnered with the City of Clinton to conduct surveys and interviews with businesses in the City’s key industries. These outreach efforts were designed to assess current business conditions and identify ways the City can better support its existing businesses. More

    Economic Development Administration Announces Investments through the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs

    January 05, 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 […] More