Michael No Match for Commercial Real Estate Data Alliance (CREDA) Conference
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
“A storm is threat’ning….Gimme, gimme shelter.”
The words of Mick Jagger were probably on the minds of many at the 2018 UNC Real Estate Research Symposium on October 11-12. As the remnants of Hurricane Michael came crashing through the Raleigh-Durham area, participants battled flight delays, cancellations and power outages to get to the Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill.
SmartUp Small Business Assistance Program Kicks Off in Elizabeth City
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Elizabeth City’s newest jobs creation partnership set sail literally and figuratively on Friday, Sept. 28, as two Coast Guard search-and-rescue boats took participants on a brief tour of the city’s harbor before dropping them off for a panel discussion and luncheon at The Center at Arts of the Albemarle.
Those Left Behind: Downtown Durham a Case Study for Questions of Equitable Growth and Prosperity (Part 2)
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
In our last post, we examined the history of how downtown Durham, North Carolina became one of the hottest destinations for people to live, work and play, and how that makeover is raising questions about economic equity, gentrification and displacement. In this post, we take a look at Durham’s future, and how local government and community leaders are working to address the issues surfaced by Durham’s transformation.
Those Left Behind: Downtown Durham a Case Study for Questions of Equitable Growth and Prosperity (Part 1)
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
With an average of 20 new residents a day, Durham, North Carolina is booming. And no wonder. The boarded-up storefronts and abandoned warehouses of decades past have been transformed into trendy eateries and gleaming high-rises. A vibrant cultural scene, a burgeoning commercial district and a reputation for hipness have turned the city’s downtown area into the very picture of urban success.
Kenan Scholars, Mentors Connect at Speed Networking Event
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
As students trickled back onto campus after the Hurricane Florence hiatus, a group of dedicated juniors made its way to Top of the Hill’s Back Bar on Franklin Street on Tuesday evening – not to belly up to the bar, but for a whirlwind round of meeting, greeting and conversation with strangers.
NCGrowth Summer Showcase Highlights Flourishing Sanford Businesses
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
NCGrowth, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute for Private Enterprise, hosted its annual summer showcase in Sanford, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 7.