January 2017 NCGrowth NewsletterPeople, Business, Community.
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Hurricane Matthew Relief
NCGrowth has compiled a list of resources for those impacted by Hurricane Matthew and those looking to support relief efforts.

NCGrowth Announces New Advisory Board
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.

NCGrowth Provides Industrial Site Analysis for Montgomery County
NCGrowth partnered with Montgomery County Economic Developer Amanda Whitaker to assist the county in planning for future industrial sites.

Bakerís Southern Traditions Awarded Grant from the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority
Congratulations to former NCGrowth client, Bakerís Southern Traditions for receiving a $100,000 grant to support the re-use of a pair of 25,000 square foot former furniture and auction warehouses at Cemetery Road and Church Street in Roxobel.

NCGrowth Partners with UNC City and Regional Planning Workshop to Measure Economic Impact of Rocky Mount Social Service Provider
This fall NCGrowth partnered with Professor Bill Lesterís Economic Development Workshop in UNCís Department for City and Regional Planning to provide recommendations to a faith-based social service organization on how to measure their economic impacts.

Master Blend Wins the New Biz-Duplin County Small Business Challenge
Congratulations to Ron Simmons of Master Blend Family Farms for winning the New Biz-Small Business Challenge, an entrepreneurial start up challenge which takes place over a period of five months for the purpose of generating additional retail occupancy or new jobs on the main streets in Duplin County.

Manufacturing Facility Bringing 22 More Jobs to Greene County
Former NCGrowth client, Home Elevator & Lift Product LLC is investing nearly $560,000 in an expansion that will create 22 new jobs in Greene County.

ECU Gets $500,000 Economic Development Grant
East Carolina University announced that its Office of Innovation and Economic Development will receive nearly $500,000 for a project to accelerate and expand commercialization, leading to a broader innovation and technology network in eastern North Carolina.

Economic Development Administration Announces Investments through the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
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 EDAís Public Works and EAA programs.

Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise