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December 08, 2017

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Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Director Greg Brown Honored at CNBC Disruptor 50 Event

November 15, 2017

Greg Brown, director of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, was honored today as part of CNBC’s Disruptor 50 event at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco. More

Governor Roy Cooper Joins Top State Officials, Policymakers and Private Capital Leaders for Inaugural North Carolina Investment Forum

November 10, 2017

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper urged private capital investors to work with government policymakers to bolster investment in the state's economy. His remarks were part of a keynote address to attendees of the first-ever North Carolina Investment Forum, held Wednesday, November 1, at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

President’s Announcement Coincides with Kenan Institute Roundtable on Opioid Epidemic

October 26, 2017

This afternoon, President Trump is expected to formally declare the nation’s opioid abuse epidemic a public health emergency – just as proceedings get underway at the Kenan Center at an expert roundtable discussion on the same topic. More

Latest Research

Aging as an Engine of Innovation, Business Development, and Job Creation in North Carolina

October 27, 2017

North Carolina is one of the nation’s most rapidly growing states. Since 2000, the state’s population has increased 25% or by nearly 2 million. Older adults—both long term residents who are aging in place and recent newcomer retirees—have played a major role in the state’s growth. Over the past 15 years, the older adult population (65 and older) has increased 45% or by close to a half million, accounting for one fifth of state’s total growth (Table 1). By 2015, North Carolina’s elderly population had reached 1.4 million or 14% the total population, up from 969,000 or 12% in 2000. In this research brief, we assert that aging can and should be a major engine of innovation, business development, and job creation in North Carolina. More

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