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How Are We Going to Afford COVID-19?

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March 24, 2020 • UNC Tax Center • Institute for Private Capital

The COVID-19 financial downturn will have short- and long-term effects on personal and consumer finance, as explored by a panel of Kenan Institute-convened experts during a press briefing held yesterday. The full recording of this briefing—along with a deeper-dive analysis on the specific implications of the downturn on personal retirement income by Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown—is available in this week’s Kenan Insight. More

Press Briefing: How Are We Going to Afford COVID-19?

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March 23, 2020 • UNC Tax Center • Institute for Private Capital

A panel of experts convened by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and its affiliated Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will be offering a press briefing via webinar on the dramatic short- and long-term impact of the COVID-19 financial downturn on personal and consumer finance—including effects on retirement, mortgage rates and tax policy. Join tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, from 11-11:45 a.m. EDT. More

Small Business Investor Alliance and Kenan Institute Collaborate on Survey of Impact of COVID-19 on Small Businesses

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March 22, 2020 • Institute for Private Capital

On Saturday, March 21, the Small Business Investor Alliance released a survey focusing on the effect COVID-19 is having on small businesses across the U.S. Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Ph.D. candidate Matteo Binfarè provided data analysis. More

Business and Economic Impact of COVID-19

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March 17, 2020 • Center for the Business of Health • Urban Investment Strategies Center • Institute for Private Capital

To help separate fact from fiction and legitimate concern from panic, the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School convened six top faculty researchers to discuss the likely effects of the pandemic on business and the economy. More

Press Briefing: Business and Economic Impact of COVID-19

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March 16, 2020 • Center for the Business of Health • Urban Investment Strategies Center • Institute for Private Capital

A slate of experts from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and its affiliated Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will be offering a press briefing via teleconference on the tremendous effects of COVID-19 on business, workers and the economy at large. Join tomorrow, Tuesday, March 17, at 11 a.m. More

2020 Trends Report

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March 13, 2020

Timely insights into topics that affect founders, funders and the broader entrepreneurial ecosystem.

CREATE Executive Director and NCGrowth Co-founder Mark Little Featured as Guest on ‘Carolina Business Review

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February 24, 2020 • NCGrowth • CREATE

Mark Little, executive director of the Kenan Institute affiliated center CREATE and co-founder of NCGrowth, appeared on the Friday, Feb. 21 episode of WTVI PBS Charlotte's "Carolina Business Review." Mark discussed economic development across the Carolinas with with Jeff Ruble, Richland County, South Carolina director of economic development; Pat McCrory, former North Carolina governor; and host Chris William. Watch the full episode here. More

Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown and Center for Sustainable Enterprise Faculty Director Olga Hawn Featured in New York Times

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February 17, 2020 • Center for Sustainable Enterprise

Greg Brown and Olga Hawn discuss the rise of B Corporations and entrepreneurs who are using sustainability as a key selling point in this New York Times article. More

Breaking Boundaries: The 2020 Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Conference

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February 11, 2020

An inside look at the plenary sessions of the fourth annual Frontiers of Entrepreneurship conference, which convened practitioners, policymakers and academics to discuss the most challenging issues in the field of entrepreneurship and set the agenda for future research and policy. More

CREATE Director Maryann Feldman Testifies Before U.S. House Subcommittee

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February 06, 2020 • CREATE

On Wednesday, Feb. 5, Maryann Feldman, Heninger Distinguished Professor in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, adjunct professor of finance at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and director of the Kenan Institute-affiliated center CREATE, testified before the Subcommittee on Research and Technology, part of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The hearing, titled "America's Seed Fund: A Review of SBIR and STTR," discussed the role of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program in helping to move the results of federally funded research into commercial development and generating new economic growth. More