About

NCGrowth’s mission is to help businesses create good jobs and to help communities create sustainable and equitable opportunities for their people.

With a passionate staff and a dynamic pool of graduate student analysts, we partner with businesses, communities, governments and other organizations to tackle outcome-based economic development and entrepreneurship projects.

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Students present their work with businesses and communities in eastern North Carolina.


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Students Emily Edmonds and Nicole Thomas Meet with Clients to Discuss a Garysburg Food Hub

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Audience Discussion Following the Presentation of the Bertie County Community Economic Development Plan

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Carolyn Fryberger presents her research on biogas production to stakeholders in Duplin County

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Student Mayank Agrawal and CEO Kevin Thorne Meet to Discuss Growing Best Diamond Packaging

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Ashwini Rathi and Carl van Staalduinen Travel to Meet with a Customer

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Student Joanna Furgiuele Meets with the Team At Raised in a Barn Farm in Chocowinity

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Kenan-Flagler MBA student Jessie Maxwell worked with Inner Banks Outfitters.

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Carolina Wild is a two-time participant in E-TAP

What Our Partners Are Saying

Thanks. You have no idea how much your help is appreciated. Bertie County can never thank you enough.
Steve Biggs, Director of Economic Development, Bertie County
The experience was exceptional. Learned a great deal and found everyone to be very professional and knowledgeable. The program was a great help to our company.
Doug Hempstead, CEO, LSA America
The E-TAP program offers a great service to small companies. Assistance provided by students allows companies to have more time devoted to specific areas of the business that need attention without investing as many internal resources (ie. capital or significant time of key personnel). The key to the program's success in our experience was the quality of the individuals that are available to work with companies. In addition to the staff, the student assigned to our company (Chris Long) did an exceptional job of working independently a lot of the time and developing a work product that will be relied on by our employees for years to come.
Adrian Beasley, CFO, Shure Foods

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NCGrowth’s mission is to help businesses create good jobs and to help communities create sustainable and equitable opportunities for their people.

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