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

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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

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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

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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

Book on corporate corruption uses new approach to teaching ethics

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October 25, 2017 • Energy Center

Preparing students to deal with ethical issues in the workplace is the goal of “Resisting Corporate Corruption: Cases in Practical Ethics from Enron through the Financial Crisis” by Stephen Arbogast, a professor at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. More

UNC’s Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise to host “Business of Health Care: Adapting to an Aging Economy” conference

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October 23, 2017 • Urban Investment Strategies Center

In just eight years, 20 percent of all North Carolinians will be 65 or older. Nationwide there are now more Americans in the 65-plus age group than at any other time in U.S. history – with those 85 and older the fastest-growing segment. The Frank H. Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise will shine light on the implications of this demographic shift at the "Business of Health Care: Adapting to an Aging Economy conference" on Oct. 27 at the Kenan Center in Chapel Hill. More

Alexa, Make Room for M-Uber

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October 12, 2017 • Center for Digital Enterprise & Innovation

The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an integral part of our day-to-day existence. From music on demand to refrigerators that tell us when we're out of milk, the intersection of data-gathering sensors, cloud computing and mobile access represents a sea change in how we interact with technology. More

To Cybersecurity…and Beyond!

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October 12, 2017 • Center for Digital Enterprise & Innovation

As adults, most of us understand the pitfalls and hazards of being online. But how do we teach our children to take the same caution? One way is to make it fun for them. And researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill are doing just that. More

NCGrowth at the University of North Carolina Wins U.S Economic Development Administration Grant

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October 04, 2017 • NCGrowth

NCGrowth, an affiliated center of the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, has been awarded $1.3 million in new funding as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) 2017 University Center Economic Development Program Competition. More

Industrial incubator pondered for Tabor City

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September 15, 2017 • NCGrowth

Prepared by NCGrowth, an enterprise of the Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a feasibility study analyzes the demand for an industrial incubator in Tabor City, its potential capacity and management, community support, and suggests next steps. More

Kenan Institute Launches Kenan Scholars Board of Mentors

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August 31, 2017

Nonpartisan business policy think tank connects corporate executives, academic researchers and policymakers with next-generation business leadership at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. More