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November 2020

November 17, 2020

Kenan Institute Senior Fellow Assesses Policy Implications of U.S. Election

On Wednesday, October 28, Kenan Institute Senior Fellow and Political Quotient Advisors CEO Mary Moore Hamrick presented a virtual exploration of the political landscape ahead of the historic 2020 U.S. presidential election, discussing such topics as the candidates’ positions on key issues and how the balance of power between Democrats and Republicans will shape business. Hamrick will serve on a panel of experts exploring the impact of the congressional and presidential race outcomes December 2.

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October 2020

October 05, 2020

Seven Forces Reshaping the Economy Report Launches

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned how we live upside down — driving fundamental shifts in how and where we work, learn, shop, live and seek medical care. To help business and government leaders understand this economic transformation and the opportunities for long-term change, the Kenan Institute and the North Carolina CEO Leadership Forum have collaborated on a new report, Seven Forces Reshaping the Economy.

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September 2020

September 07, 2020

Little Named to North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council

Mark Little, executive director of CREATE, a Kenan Institute-affiliated center, has been named to the inaugural North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council (NC BEC). The council was founded by NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial ambition and economic empowerment in North Carolina.

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August 2020

August 10, 2020

Data Dashboard to Track Safety of Reopening Amid COVID-19

The Kenan Institute and its North Carolina CEO Leadership Forum have developed a new dashboard that aggregates real-time, non-standard economic and public health data to guide critical policy decisions on reopening the state’s economy amid COVID-19, along with expert analysis of that data.

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July 2020

July 06, 2020

Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Releases Trends Report Quarterly Update

On June 23, the Kenan Institute released its quarterly update to the Trends in Entrepreneurship Report, examining the most pressing entrepreneurial issue of 2020—the efficacy of governmental efforts to buoy businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic. The report outlines emerging trends amid and in response to the ongoing crisis in the U.S., explores the disproportionate effects of the crisis on Black-owned firms and provides a review of the pandemic’s impact on business thus far, offering actionable insights for policymakers, business leaders and entrepreneurs moving forward.

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June 2020

June 08, 2020

Press Briefing: Food, Meds, and Global Supply Chain Management Amid and Beyond COVID-19

On June 2, a panel of experts convened by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and its affiliated Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise presented a press briefing via webinar on the disruption caused by COVID-19 on local, national and global supply chains, the eleventh in our series on the business and economic impact of the pandemic.

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May 2020

May 15, 2020

Press Briefing: COVID-19: Decoding the Worst Quarter in Economic History

A panel of experts convened by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise presented a press briefing via webinar on the effects of COVID-19 on the economy and financial markets on May 12, the ninth in our series on the business and economic impacts of the pandemic.

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April 2020

April 06, 2020

Where Did All the PPE Go? The COVID-19 Disconnect Between Hospitals and the Healthcare Supply Chain

A panel of experts convened by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise presented a press briefing via webinar on the effects of COVID-19 on the healthcare system, its providers and supply chains on April 14.

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March 2020

March 09, 2020

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

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

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