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Advocacy | Policy Development | Education | Economic Development

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The Research, Policy & Impact Center, through a collaborative effort with our partners, stakeholders and advisors, serves as a center of knowledge on key areas of interest in economic development and net worth growth of minorities, women and under resourced populations.

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The Institute's Town Hall brings together community stakeholders, partners, small business owners and government officials from national, state and local levels to discuss current information regarding key issues impacting diverse small businesses in North Carolina. Town Hall meetings will also address the current state of diverse small businesses amid the role out of national, state and local funding opportunities.

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Fellows - Advisory Board

William "Samuel Darity, PhD
Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished
Professor of Public Policy

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James Johnson Jr., PhD
William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Director, Urban Investment Strategies Center
UNC Kenan Flagler Business School

Valerie D. Jordan, MBA
The Hunter J. Group, LLC
Owner/Operator
NC DOT Board Member – Division 5

Emil E. Malizia, PhD, FAICP
Research Professor
Department of City & Regional Planning
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Vernease Miller, MHA, JD
Retired University Professor and Dean
Pfeiffer University

Danya C. Perry
Equitable Economic Development, Director
Wake County Economic Development

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Mission

To Strengthen the Asset Base of Diverse Populations Through Policy, Education and Economic Opportunities

Vision

Economic Prosperity for Diverse Populations

Values

 

Trust  I  Excellence I  Innovation I  Collaboration