June 2016 NCGrowth NewsletterPeople, Business, Community.
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NCGrowth hosts its spring event at UNC-Pembroke
NCGrowth held their annual spring event at UNC-Pembroke’s Entrepreneurship Incubator on May 4th. The spring event is an opportunity for current and past NCGrowth clients, NCGrowth Analysts, and resource providers to come together from across the state.

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise recognizes students at Board of Advisors Reception and Dinner
The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise held its semi-annual Board of Advisors Reception and Dinner on April 28. This event celebrates the student leaders who make an impact on the Kenan Institute’s research and other work in its core focus areas. NCGrowth analyst, Terrell Wells received the Impact Award.

Carolyn Fryberger graduates from the Rural Economic Development Institute
Carolyn Fryberger, Program Coordinator for NCGrowth, graduated in May from the Rural Economic Development Institute, an intensive, three-month training program designed for those who help lead rural communities.

Clinton 100 Committee hosts annual meeting
Sampson Independent
NCGrowth presents at Clinton 100 Annual Meeting.

Scholarship of Engagement Award
Paige Viren, member of NCGrowth’s expert committee, receives Scholarship Engagement Award.

Building donated for e-STEAM school in Farmville
Public Radio East
The third piece of a puzzle recently fell into place to continue an initiative to make Farmville the art center of eastern North Carolina. NCGrowth analysts recently toured The Glass Blowing Station, Chrysler building and future e-STEAM site donated by Monk Brothers LLC.

Pig waste: It's electric
Home to 8.5 million hogs, North Carolina is ranked second in the country for largest pig population. Capture facilities can convert hog waste into energy through methane capture. Duke Energy plans to implement this procedure in partnership with Carbon Cycle Energy — which will build and own a capture facility in densely hog populated eastern North Carolina.

Learning from Limits: Food Processing at Bull City Cool
This report is written for local food organizations, project developers, and food system builders. It is at once a case study in launching a particular kind of food hub; a set of lessons learned around small food processing enterprises; and a call to embrace risk and not shy from failure.

NCDA&CS awards agritourism grants to 29 farms
NCGrowth client, Raised in a Barn Farm wins Agritourism Grant.

Applications available for federal Underrepresented Community Grants
The National Park Service is accepting applications for Underrepresented Community Grants for the survey, inventory, and designation of historic properties that are associated with communities currently underrepresented in the National Register of Historic Places and among National Historic Landmarks. Details on eligible recipients and how to apply are posted on Grants.gov. Applications are due on July 15, 2016.

NCIF receives $1.6 million Wells Fargo award to expand lending to diverse communities
NCIF is proud to announce its $1.6 million award from Wells Fargo as part of its Diverse Community Capital (DCC) program. We were one of 15 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) selected to receive funds for the first round of this program.

North Carolina’s Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity
In partnership with the John M. Belk Endowment, MDC has researched and written the report, “North Carolina’s Economic Imperative: Building an Infrastructure of Opportunity,” part of our work with the endowment to study, address, and propose solutions for the low mobility rate of too many North Carolinians.

Chamber Foundation releases recommendations to spread opportunity across NC
The North Carolina Chamber Foundation released its new study on fostering economic development in North Carolina’s nonurban communities. The study, Spreading Economic Opportunity Across North Carolina, was conducted over the previous six months and utilized extensive research and first-hand feedback from local leaders across the state to reach its conclusions.

Wages vs Income – What’s the Difference? How wage and income data paint differing pictures of NC’s economic disparities
NC Commerce
Wages and income are often mistaken as interchangeable metrics. However, in economic terms, they measure very different aspects of the economy and can tell differing stories.

9 Counties, 1 Destination: Uwharrie leaders look to regional tourism
Richmond County Daily Journal
Nine central North Carolina counties could join forces and adopt a regional identity to become an outdoors tourism powerhouse, an Asheville marketing consultant told local officials Wednesday.

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