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  • Promoting Foodways as Indigenous Economic Development
  • Helping a Medical Spa Attract New Investors
  • From Abandoned Rural School to Community Hub
  • NCGrowth Spring Showcase Video
  • Working Together to Solve Wealth Inequality
  • NCGrowth Report Reveals Strategies for Inclusive Economic Development
  • A Roadmap for Diversifying Apprenticeships
  • NCGrowth-South Carolina Workshop Series Provides Valuable Resources for Local, Rural Small Businesses
  • UNC-Pembroke Vendor Readiness Workshop & Purchaser Marketplace
  • NCGrowth and National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development Hire Jessamyn Tracy in New National Partnership
  • NCGrowth Expands in Southwestern NC with Dogwood Health Trust and New Hire Stacy Guffey

Happy Holidays

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of our community, working to build an economy with opportunities for all to prosper. Hoping you have a wonderful holiday season and wishing you the very best in 2023!

  • Mark Little provides expert testimony for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project
  • CREATE Participates in UNC Engagement Week with Four Community Engagement Stories
  • NCGrowth Analyst Sam Wilkes honored with Thomas A. and Yolanda Kaye Stith Leadership Award
  • Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Series – Capital Ecosystems: Seeding Smaller and Regional Funds to Increase Opportunity
  • SBIR Turns 40: Evaluating Support for Small Business Innovation
  • CREATE’s Nicole Outlaw featured in <em>Substantial Magazine</em> for her work helping businesses in Eastern Carolina
  • SmartUp Client Marvin Ross of Peculiar Pig Farm featured in <em>The New York Times</em>
  • Kellye Whitaker awarded the MLK Unsung Hero Award
  • Research Highlight: Assessment of the SBIR and STTR Programs at NIH
  • NCGrowth and Historic Princeville Work to Identify Market Opportunities for Newly Acquired 53-Acre Parcel
  • Creating new partnerships in South Carolina – SCACED
  • Mount Olive Region Economic Development Project Wraps Up!
  • NCGROWTH Analyst Jaelon Talley Explores NC Media Landscape
  • CREATE Receives Support Through Z Smith Reynolds Foundation State-Level Systemic Change Strategy
  • Success Story: Craston Artis Highlighted by UNC Kenan Flagler
  • New Case Study Updates Live on Homegrown Tools
  • CREATE Welcomes Inaugural Strategic Council
  • CREATE Executive Director Panelist on Carolina Business Review
  • NCGROWTH Receives NC USDA Grant
  • Business Client Highlight: SS Hamilton Farms – Green Pond, SC
  • Kellye Whitaker Recognized as a Woodland Community Advocate by The Center for Heirs Property Preservation
  • 2021 Year in Review
  • We are looking for a dynamic PROGRAM MANAGER to join the CREATE and NCGrowth team!
  • Happy Holidays from Our Team!
  • CREATE Receives $2M Grant from Truist Foundation to Rebuild, Fortify Local Economies Across & Beyond the Carolina
  • Economic Development: New Housing and Economic Resilience Assessment for Boone, NC
  • South Carolina: Meet SmartUp’s New Client Bowman Vineyard
  • Research: Maryann Feldman Presents to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology
  • Creating an Asset Map for Hickory Nut Gorge’s Outdoor Recreation Strategic Plan
  • Freedom Air HVAC to use Virtual Reality Technology in it's HVAC Technician Certification Course
  • The Glam Boutique Hosts Vendor Expo and Fashion Show
  • Conference on Emergence Co-Hosted by CREATE & Academy of Management's TIM
  • NCGROWTH Presents Economic Development Project to Gates County Commissioners
  • Biden’s Build Back Better: A Brighter Future for Black Families?
  • NCGROWTH Conducts Market and Competitor Analysis for Battery Xchange
  • Meet NCGROWTH-SmartUp's New Client, SweetgrassRoots
  • CREATE ED Mark Little Selected to be in E Pluribus Unum’s Inaugural Cohort of Policy Scholars Tasked with Addressing Systemic Racism
  • CREATE Awarded USDA Rural Business Development Funding in South Carolina to Support Lowcountry Businesses
  • CREATE & AOM TIM to Host Emergence: Organizations, Markets, Platforms, and Regions Conference on August 26-27
  • NCGROWTH Examines Feasibility of Creating a “Rural Village center” on Church Land with Salem United Methodist of Bostic, NC
  • Business Highlight: NCGROWTH is Working with Pembroke-based Engineering Firm