Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship http://whqr.org en Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs http://whqr.org/post/cape-fear-regions-largest-employers-share-needs-local-entrepreneurs <p>UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, has unveiled the business sector’s answer to match-making.&nbsp; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:48:30 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53899 at http://whqr.org Cape Fear Region's Largest Employers Share Needs with Local Entrepreneurs UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs http://whqr.org/post/uncw-business-leaders-ask-cape-fear-regions-top-five-employers-reveal-their-needs <p>In the wake of UNCW’s Information Technology Conference and the release of the Garner Report, the question of how to spur economic development in the Cape Fear Region persists. Should leaders be luring outside businesses, developing local industries, or encouraging start-up activity? In answer to this, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, is training local entrepreneurs to identify area business owners’ needs, develop solutions accordingly—and take these ideas to broader, out-of-state markets.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Katie O'Reilly 53621 at http://whqr.org UNCW Business Leaders Ask Cape Fear Region's Top Five Employers to Reveal Their Needs Entrepreneurs key to Cape Fear Region's Growth, Says Economic Development Coach http://whqr.org/post/entrepreneurs-key-cape-fear-regions-growth-says-economic-development-coach <p></p><p>Imagine sitting in a room with the area’s five largest employers on a stage.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 20:20:54 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 41585 at http://whqr.org Entrepreneurs key to Cape Fear Region's Growth, Says Economic Development Coach