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

I am very pleased to have the assistance of Mayank to help us explore growth opportunities for the company.  The caliber of students selected by the Kenan Institute, coupled with the type of training they receive at UNC gives me high hopes that we will discover some significant avenues for growth here at Best Diamond.
Kevin Thorne, President, Best Diamond Packaging
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
E-TAP provided Carolina Wild with an outstanding individual supported by an amazing group at Kenan Institute. We were able to evaluate and understand an important distribution channel much faster than if we had to do it on our own.
Dennis Tracz, Founder, CEO, Carolina Wild

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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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