Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
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2010 Census Report
Six Disruptive Demographic Trends: What Census 2010 Will Reveal
A browner, grayer and more culturally diverse population and workforce will dramatically transform the United State’s social, economic and political institutions.

Economic Impact

Immigrant Impact
Demographic and Economic Impacts of International Migration to North Carolina
Immigrants are playing a pivotal role in reshaping the North Carolina demographic and economic landscape, including an overall economic impact of $19.76 billion in 2010.
Harrahs Impact
Assessing the Economic and Non-economic Impact of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, North Carolina
Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in western North Carolina contributes more than $380 million to the local economy and has brought significant economic and social benefit to one of the state’s traditionally depressed regions
African American Impact
The Economic Impact of the African American Population on the State of North Carolina
North Carolina’s growing African American population contributes more than $44.7 billion to the state's economy through its purchases, taxes and labor.
Hispanic Impact
The Economic Impact of the Hispanic Population on the State of North Carolina
North Carolina's rapidly growing Hispanic population contributes more than $9 billion to the state's economy through its purchases, taxes and labor.


Economic Development

Navigate Title Slide
Navigate Your Future: Counties in Motion
Shifting populations, demographic changes and markets, and their impact on North Carolina counties and their economic growth are examined in this Aug 17, 2012 presentation, “Navigate Your Future,” a keynote address by Thomas Stith to the N.C. Association of County Commissioners’ Annual Conference.

Industrial Incentives study
An Evaluation of North Carolina’s Economic Development Incentive Programs
The Center for Competitive Economies study evaluates the state’s financial incentives for businesses and recommends strategies to enhance their value and effectiveness.
Chatham Development Strategic Plan
Chatham County (N.C.) Economic Development Strategic Plan
Chatham County’s strategic location between the Triad and Research Triangle regions of North Carolina positions it as the preferred location for emerging-growth companies.

Energy and Green Economy

Price of Power
Price of Power
A 2012 report to a N.C. General Assembly committee highlights the economic consequences of significantly higher costs many residents in eastern North Carolina pay for electricity compared to the rest of the state and the natio along with ideas for overcoming this obstacle to economic growth.
BioFuels Report
The Business of Biofuels
The Kenan Institute develops a financial modeling tool to help the Biofuels Center of North Carolina evaluate options for converting N.C.-produced crops and biomass into liquid fuel and develop a sustainable biofuels industry.

Logistics and Intelligent Enterprising

THE NCFOODSAFE PROJECT: Building Situational Awareness for Safer Food
The NCFOODSAFE project develops a new informatics tool, the North Carolina Foodborne Events Data Integration and Analysis (NCFEDA), to help state agencies detect and respond quickly and effectively to food-borne disease outbreak.