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Growth from the Ground Up

April 18, 2017 • NCGrowth

A Robeson County tortilla manufacturer is ready to increase his production from 25,000 pounds of tortillas a week to 120,000 pounds. UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA student Ben Holmes is helping him do just that — through NCGrowth, an affiliate of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise. More

Patrick Hartley Joins the Kenan Institute Team

Blog Post
April 13, 2017

Last month, Patrick Hartley, a distinguished member of the Kenan-Flagler community, joined the Kenan Institute as a Fellow. He has been a Professor of the Practice of Finance at Kenan-Flagler for nearly twelve years. Currently, he also serves as President of the board of directors of the Kenan-Flagler Business School Foundation. More

Kenan Research Fellow’s Study Finds Youth Apprenticeship Programs Are Mutually Beneficial

Blog Post
March 23, 2017

Apprenticeship programs provide hands-on training to young adults entering the workforce while functioning as a recruitment tool for companies looking for young talent. More

Kenan Investment Management Fellows Named

March 15, 2017 • Institute for Private Capital

The recipients of the Kenan Investment Management Fellowships for 2017 were announced by the Institute for Private Capital and Center for Excellence in Investment Management in partnership with the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. More

Basketball Analytics Summit Date Set

February 16, 2017 • Center of Sport Business

The Basketball Analytics Summit mission is to engage with and explore the best practices of the leading basketball experts (professionals, students, and scholars) who love, research, and work in the discipline of performance (individual or team) and business analytics. More

Kenan Institute Executive Director Mark Little Named to Advisory Board

February 10, 2017

Mark Little, executive director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, was named to the North Carolina Policy Collaboratory Advisory Board on Feb. 7. Little brings to the board an international background in environmental and earth science, policy analysis and renewable energy. More

Kenan Institute answers “What Next, America?”

January 23, 2017

Providing solutions to critical economic issues facing the Trump Administration is the focus of a new report from the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. More

NCGrowth Announces New Advisory Board

December 22, 2016 • NCGrowth

NCGrowth is excited to announce their new advisory board comprised of faculty, practitioners and experts that will provide expert research and recommendations for economic development and business assistance projects. More

The parties agree: Education Reform is a Must for the U.S.

December 12, 2016

Every year, millions of students enroll in post-secondary programs with hopes of attaining the education they need to get ahead in the job market. But in the U.S. higher education system, “college acts like a lottery,” says Ben Miller, director of the Postsecondary Education Center for American Progress. Some students graduate with applicable skills and higher earning potential, while others leave unemployed with ever-increasing piles of debt. More

Immigration vitalizes US as native-born population ages

November 12, 2016 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

Rejecting our diversity is the wrong path to take if the U.S. is to remain globally competitive. Trump must now make the case for embracing our demographic diversity and help the country and Congress understand the strong demographic connection between population aging and international migration. More