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March 08, 2018

UNC Alternative Investments Conference

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Recent News & Media

Kenan Institute Director Greg Brown Featured on Carolina Business Review

January 03, 2018

Greg Brown joined former NC Secretary of Commerce John Skvarla; Terry Keating, executive vice president of Accord Financial; and show host Chris William for an end-of-year, Carolinas-centric look at tax reform, the urban-rural divide, foreign trade, and economic development, among other topics. The show aired on PBS stations in North and South Carolina in December. More

Responding to Migration Dividends

December 29, 2017

We all know that North Carolina is a migration magnet. But just who’s moving into – and out of – the state? And what’s the impact on North Carolina’s economy and infrastructure? Jim Johnson, director of education, aging and economic development initiatives for the Kenan Institute, and Allan Parnell, vice president of the Cedar Institute for Sustainable Communities in Mebane, NC, go in search of answers. More

Urban Investment Strategies Center

Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Hosts 2018 Investment Outlook Forum

December 21, 2017

On Thursday, December 14, leaders in public finance, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds and investment management convened at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill to discuss 2018 investment challenges and opportunities. The 2018 Investment Outlook forum was sponsored by the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. More

Latest Research

The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy

December 07, 2017

On October 27, 2017 the Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise (Kenan Institute) hosted The Business of Healthcare: Adapting to an Aging Economy at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The conference brought together more than 100 attendees representing the diverse interests and perspectives of health care and elder care organizations, medical and pharmaceutical companies, patient advocacy organizations, government agencies and the academic research sector. More

Conference Proceeding