Home   Archive by category 'News'

Category Archives: News

Past news.


Homegrown Tools tells the story of communities that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation. The tool connects public officials, practitioners, and researchers to successful economic development strategies and inspires communities to leverage their unique assets. Homegrown Tools is managed by NCGrowth, an EDA University Center at UNC Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the UNC School of Government, the NC Rural Center, and
Learn more »

Pembroke rings in new while celebrating its past

An update from Pembroke, a 2016 CPNI town workshop. Title: Pembroke rings in new while celebrating its past Article Published: 3/6/2020 Publication: Robesonian Click here to read the article.

That’s a Wrap for Badin, NC

CPNI just wrapped up the Badin workshop and could not be more pleased with our experience. Such a welcoming and friendly town and the citizens made us feel right at home. Rachel, our NCGrowth Analyst is working on the final report now. After the report is finalized, select CPNI workshop leaders will present the findings and recommendations to Badin.  Click here to read a
Learn more »

Banner Elk Offering Enrichment Classes

Beginning in Spring 2019, the Mayland Enterprise Corporation will be offering enrichment classes in the Mayland classrooms at the Historic Banner Elk School in downtown Banner Elk. Click the link below for a list of upcoming classes. For additional information about each class, including cost and description, please click on the title of the class. The link will take you to EventBrite, an online
Learn more »

An Eye on the Future

Check out the article written by Holly Taylor in the Roanoke-Chowan News Harold on the CPNI & NCGrowth return visit to Murfreesboro. A recommendation trip to present the workshop report was made on February 13, 2019 by workshop team members. https://m.roanoke-chowannewsherald.com/2019/02/27/an-eye-on-the-future/  

Erwin Officials Hear Findings Of Growth Study

As printed in The Daily Record, Dunn. April 11, 2018 http://www.mydailyrecord.com/eedition/erwin-officials-hear-findings-of-growth-study/ By LAURA PATTERSON Of The Record Staff Members of the Erwin Board of Commissioners were given a presentation last week at the regular monthly meeting regarding the NCGrowth and CPNI study. Back in November 2017, the Town of Erwin hosted a two-day workshop with NCGrowth and CPNI (Construction Professionals Network Institute Inc.) which
Learn more »

CPNI 2018 Promo Video

See what we’re about! CPNI has accomplished so much since it was founded by CPN of NC in 2010. We’re still changing and adapting to each new project/town we take on. We’ve done work in over 14 rural towns throughout NC and are proud to showcase some of the projects we’ve done, people we’ve met, and volunteers who have given their time to help
Learn more »

NCGrowth Conducts Workshop in Roseboro with the Construction Professionals Network Institute 5/2017

NCGrowth partnered with the Construction Professionals Network Institute (CPNI) to conduct a two-day economic development workshop in Roseboro, NC, on April 6th and 7th. CPNI is a statewide membership organization of business and professional leaders in the design and construction industry. The organization holds workshops to help communities improve their physical and economic environment, providing recommendations on how the built environment can be leveraged
Learn more »

Windsor Update

One of CPNI’s first completed projects was the Town of Windsor. CPNI was requested by the Town of Windsor, NC to compile a team of experts in development, design and construction to help them evaluate and develop a comprehensive strategy to better utilize existing buildings as part of the NCSTEP Program established by the NC Rural Economic Development Center is May of 2011. On
Learn more »

CPN Gives Back 2014 Siler City

The 2014 CPN Gives Back project was the Siler City “Little Free Library” held on Friday, March 21, 2014. CPN provided “bird house” book boxes located around the city, setting up a network of books that will be freely exchanged among people in the area. CPN members had the opportunity to enjoy art, music, and food at the Siler City Ark Walk, and socialized
Learn more »