New NC Initiative Aims to Expand Reach of Innovation Economy

September 17, 2015

Five North Carolina communities have been selected to participate in InnovateNC, a two-year economic development initiative centered on sharing knowledge, tools and resources between partner regions. Asheville, Greensboro, Pembroke, Wilmington and the city and county of Wilson were chosen from the 18 applicant regions. The initiative is spearheaded by NC State University’s Institute for Emerging Issues with nine partners and supported by a grant from the Kenan Creative Collaboratory. The selected communities will create local innovation councils and develop tailored local innovation strategies in an effort to expand the benefits of the innovation economy to parts of the state that have not experienced the same boom as the Research Triangle and Charlotte. Find more information at:

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