"Starting Something: The State of the Entrepreneurial Economy of North Carolina, 1992-2011”
This report aggregates data from 1,823 high-growth companies
founded in North Carolina since 1992 and shows these companies created 40,560 jobs
. Of these firms, 397 have attracted $7.7 billion
in private capital, raised from more than 600 funds, since 1997.
This report is the first to provide a comprehensive look at the role these privately held companies contribute to the overall economy. The study shows that the North Carolina entrepreneurial sector creates jobs that stay in the state. The sector attracts large amounts of diversified capital investment and exhibits unusually stable growth patterns, even during major economic swings.
Presented by CED president Joan Siefert Rose at the CED Annual Meeting on January 25, 2012, the report highlights the Research Triangle as a hotbed of meaningful entrepreneurial activity.
View the presentation as a PDF. You can also read the narrative of the presentation.
Read the official CED Press Release summarizing the findings of the report.
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For CED Members
CED Services Directory -- use to locate local services, from Accounting to Printing to Design to Legal.
Business and Entrepreneur Support Organizations -- use to locate entrepreneurial support organizations that can help you in your niche market segment.
The Entrepreneur's Cheat Sheet -- organizations that participated in CED's Aug. 21st Startup Resource Fair
Refining your business idea? Consider joining FastTrac, one of CED's flagship programs, which helps entrepreneurs and start-ups grow their business in its early stages.
Need feedback on your investor pitch? Consider PitchScrub, a way to help entrepreneurs receive early feedback from actual investors about their pitch.
These are just a few ways to become involved in CED. Please contact Jane Royall for questions about membership and how to engage in CED.
For General Public
See the latest CED News and review our press releases.
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Are you a job-seeker interested in working in the Triangle? Here's an at-a-glance guide to your job-search.
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