E. Brent Lane

Carolina Center for Competitive Economies

Lane brings three decades of experience in state and regional government and the nonprofit sector integrating programs and personnel to refine and redirect targeted economic development initiatives. His professional expertise and research interests encompass the roles of technological innovation and emergent industry financing in economic competitiveness, venture capital, and research commercialization and entrepreneurial development in a variety of private, public, and university venues.

Lane has created and directed numerous innovative economic ventures, ranging from a seminal seed capital investment fund to the first technology incubator in North Carolina's The Research Triangle Park to the design and launch of the largest community development venture capital fund in the United States.




Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise
Kenan-Flagler Business SchoolThe University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Campus Box 3440, The Kenan Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3440 USA
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