Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

What We Do

The Urban Investment Strategies Center helps communities and people build pathways to prosperity in the global economy through knowledge, tools and sustainable strategies.

The center offers:

  • Demographic and Economic Impact Studies – Creating knowledge, spotting trends and providing data, information and analysis on the dynamic forces affecting community competitiveness.
  • Sustainable Community Strategy – Helping communities assess their assets and opportunities and develop them through innovative, sustainable strategies.
  • K-12 Education Reform Strategy– Developing model programs and providing professional development and training that prepares students to succeed in the global economy.
  • Social Venturing and Innovation – Teaching government, community and nonprofit leaders to become more entrepreneurial and business-like in their operations and service delivery.