UNC campuses have launched a number of efforts focused on strengthening the economic development infrastructure in the state beyond the bounds of the University, as a public service to North Carolina and consistent with the goals of UNC Tomorrow.
North Carolina A&T
Inception Micro Angel Fund
NC A&T has partnered with the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to create the Inception Micro Angel Fund, an early stage investment fund designed to address the growing gap in start up funding needs for high potential companies in North Carolina.
East Carolina University
ECU Connect is an online resource center for communities and organizations in eastern North Carolina. Individuals or organizations can request assistance from East Carolina University (ECU) through the ECU Connect online portal. This service is offered to the public free of charge.
Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Targeted Business Services in Low-Wealth Communities
Each of the 10 Regional Service Centers of the SBTDC is identifying at least one low-wealth county in their service area for intensified levels of service
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A sustainable partnership has been forged between the university, the community, and local government that has allowed students to gain valuable hands-on experience in designing and building homes for deserving families in the city’s Glenwood neighborhood.
NCSU and NCA&T
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service
The Resource Center for Entrepreneurship in Value-Added and Alternative Agriculture provides information and resources to help NCSU and NC A&T cooperative extension faculty help farm families develop profitable value-added and alternative agricultural enterprises and diversify agricultural operations.