Each month we release the Creating Prosperity newsletter, in which we highlight some of the great things happening across the CREATE team, from the innovative interventions of NCGrowth and SmartUp, to the ground breaking research of the Create Prosperity Research Lab, to the stories of communities successfully improving their economies on Homegrown Tools. To sign up for our newsletter, please subscribe.

Creating Prosperity – September 2021

September 30, 2021

  • 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

Creating Prosperity – August 2021

August 31, 2021

  • 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

Creating Prosperity – July 2021

July 28, 2021

  • 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

Creating Prosperity – June 2021

June 28, 2021

  • Congratulations to Carolyn Fryberger & Jessica Wilkinson for Winning Awards for Professional Excellence!
  • Rise & Fall of Big Tech? CREATE Faculty Director Examines Rise of Monopoly Power to Possible Breakup
  • Hamilton Veterans Community Village Partners with NCGROWTH
  • CREATE Receives CARES Act Funding to CREATE Economic Resilience through Anchor Institutions

Creating Prosperity – May 2021

May 27, 2021

  • CREATE Celebrates Graduating Analysts
  • Webinar on Fairness in Justice: Use of Machine Learning in Pre-trial Detention hosted by Rethinc Labs
  • Black Communities Conference co-chairs recognized by UNC Provost with Engaged Partnership Award
  • Webinar: Black Placemaking for the Culture
  • South Carolina’s One Region Roadmap Holds its First Opening Workshop

Creating Prosperity – April 2021

April 28, 2021

  • Research Highlight: After the IPO – Entrepreneur's Transition to Philanthropy
  • Black Communities Conference 2021 Overview
  • Belmont NC Recognized For Covid Recovery Efforts
  • NCGrowth's Blueway Guide Launch
  • Eastern North Carolina Entrepreneurial Promise is accepting applications for its first cohort
  • SmartUp South Carolina Client Highlight: Hard Hat Transportation

Creating Prosperity – March 2021

March 24, 2021

  • Black Communities Conference 2021: Week 1 Overview
  • Rice Magazine Profiles CREATE ED Mark Little in “The Changemaker”
  • Kenan Insight: Robots, Remote Work and Regional Inequality
  • Research Highlight: Applying Engineering Systems Thinking to Benefit Public Policy
  • Past NCGrowth Business Client Bakers’ Southern Traditions Peanuts Featured in North Carolina Field & Family Magazine
  • New COVID Response Case Studies Added to Homegrown Tools
  • Smartup Program Manager Kellye Whitaker Announced as New Board Member for Palmetto Goodwill Excel Center

February 2021 Creating Prosperity Newsletter

February 24, 2021

  • Covid ended a decade-long economic expansion in North Carolina. Now what?
  • SmartUp Business Highlight: Saillant Language Consulting
  • Webinar series Wrap-up: Keys to economic recovery from Covid-19
  • CREATE Executive Director Mark Little Featured in PBS NC's Black Issues forum
  • Research Highlight: More Industrial Policy
  • Regional Inequality Conference Releases Conference Proceedings

January 2021 Creating Prosperity Newsletter

January 22, 2021

  • Tackling the Housing Crisis Brewing in America's Native Communities
  • NCGrowth-SmartUp Hosts Showcase Featuring Elizabeth City
  • Research Highlight: Policy and Ecosystem Evolution
  • Black Communities 2021 Conference Dates Announced!
  • SmartUp Business Highlight: Freedom Heating and Air Conditioning
  • NCGrowth Community Highlight: Mitchell County/li>