Summer 2017 NCGrowth NewsletterPeople, Business, Community.
NCGrowth Hires Summer Analysts from Four Universities
Martine Aurelien from Duke University, Varun C Nair from North Carolina State University, Nicholas Hedgpeth and Ja'Von Williams from North Carolina Central University, and Karla Jimenez-Magdaleno and Sadie Nott from UNC Chapel Hill join our team working on applied economic development research and business technical assistance projects in rural North Carolina.

Ben Holmes wins Kenan Institute Impact Award
Ben graduated in May from Kenan-Flagler Business School. He started working with NCGrowth as an analyst in August 2015. He has been an incredible asset to NCGrowth’s team and undoubtedly furthered the mission of the Kenan Institute.

NCGrowth Expands Impact into Sandhills with Golden LEAF Foundation
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.

NCGrowth Report: City of Clinton Business Retention Strategy
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.

NCGrowth Report: Measuring the Economic Impact of The Impact Center
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?

NCGrowth Report: Coharie 8A Certification Research
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.

NCGrowth Field Day Experience
The NCGrowth program kicked off the beginning of summer in a great way! We had the opportunity as student interns and analysts to learn more about the work of NCGrowth through an NCGrowth field day. Our team had an amazing time getting a tour of historic Downtown Durham, and also P&A Industrial Fabrications in Roxboro.

Students Experience Entrepreneurship; S.E.A.L. Style
Throughout its 5-year annual tenure, the Teen Entrepreneurship Bootcamp sat amongst its only rival; itself. This 2-week camp has continued to task itself with the challenge of creating an environment where a selected group of students from camps located around Edgecombe County could learn about entrepreneurship; NCGrowth has supported this effort for the last four years.

Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise