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Part III: The Start Up and Co-Working Scene in North Carolina

July 19, 2018

In the final post of this three-part series (Part I and Part II can be found here and here), the CED blog will explore the economic impact of startups on North Carolina’s economy and recent trends. If Amazon were to choose the Triangle for its HQ2, it is almost hard to imagine the impact it would ha … Continued

Part II: The Start Up and Co-Working Scene in North Carolina

June 7, 2018

Part I of this three-part series covered the co-working concept and what additional resources business incubators can offer.  Now in part II, the CED blog will take a deep dive into three of North Carolina’s business incubators, specifically HQ Raleigh, Launch Chapel Hill, and American Underground i … Continued

Part I: The Start Up and Co-Working Scene in North Carolina

May 10, 2018

Hearing talk of “angel investors” looking for “unicorn companies” by grown adults sitting in a circle cross-legged on a polished concrete floor might not seem like business as usual, but this new way of doing business is quickly gaining traction. The startup community in North Carolina appears to be … Continued

Retail Incubators and Main Street Revitalization: Part II

October 4, 2016

In Part I of this post, the CED blog introduced retail incubators and a program-based model that provides financial, educational and networking support for retail start-ups transitioning to brick-and-mortar stores. In Part II, CED examines the space-based model. Space-based retail incubators allow r … Continued

Retail Incubators and Main Street Revitalization: Part 1

August 18, 2016

Launching a retail business in a downtown storefront is a capital and knowledge intensive endeavor. Equally, Main Streets across North Carolina and the country are struggling to retain and attract vendors, with each new empty window display threatening the economic health of the street as a whole. I … Continued

What Works in Business Incubation? Part II

January 3, 2012

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. This is a continuation of the blog post from December 6, 2011, which examined some of the elements of successful business incubation strategies. As discussed in the previous post, there are some common practices and characteristics that tend … Continued

What Works in Business Incubation?

December 6, 2011

Jonathan Morgan is a School of Government faculty member. This is the first in a series of blog posts focused on the topic of “What Works in Economic Development.”[1] Upcoming posts will discuss the latest information regarding what we know about the effectiveness of various economic development str … Continued

Defining Economic Development for Communities Served by the Lumber River Council of Governments

June 9, 2010

Lindsay Moriarty is a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill pursuing dual masters’ degrees in Health Behavior and Health Education and City and Regional Planning.  She is currently working with the Lumber River Council of Governments through the Carolina Economic Revitalization Corps (CERC). It takes … Continued