NCEOC?s Equity Focus Featured in Aspen Institute Profile

The Aspen Institute recently released a report profiling the important work of the North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) and our key role as the first state center supported by the Employee Ownership Expansion Network (EOX).  Wealth inequality and the Silver Tsunami of retiring Baby Boomer business owners are pressing issues in our state. One…

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North Carolina Employee Ownership Center Launches Ambassador Program in Minnesota with Help from $100,000 AllState Foundation Grant

DURHAM, N.C.?The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) is thrilled to announce its receipt of a substantial $100,000 grant from the AllState Foundation, further propelling its mission to champion employee ownership and contribute to closing the racial wealth gap in Minnesota and North Carolina. This grant aims to protect jobs, increase community wealth, and foster…

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We Are Proud to Support America?s SBDC and the 7th Annual #SBDCDay on March 15th

Successful employee ownership conversions require expert guidance in areas such as business law, planning, finance, and management. SBDCs across the country are repositories of such guidance and resources, whether someone is pursuing employee ownership or a traditional ownership plan. As more aging business owners retire during the ongoing ?Silver Tsunami,? SBDCs and employee ownership centers…

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Cohort 1 of our NC Employee Ownership Ambassador Program is in the books!

This past week, we wrapped up the inaugural cohort of our NC Employee Ownership Ambassador Program. Our five participants (pictured above at our hybrid meeting last week) represented economic development, wealth management, business owners, higher education, and Small Business Centers (SBCs). They learned how employee ownership can protect jobs, increase community wealth, and create a…

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NCEOC Hiring an Executive Director!

Job Description: North Carolina Employee Ownership Center Executive Director Overview The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) is on a mission to protect jobs, increase community wealth, and create a more vibrant, inclusive economy through employee ownership. We do this through telling stories, forging partnerships, and providing unbiased information to business owners and their advisors…

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NCEOC’s Employee Ownership Month Celebration is in the books!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for Celebrate & Learn: Employee Ownership in NC! And thank you to our sponsors, The ICA Group and The Industrial Commons, for making this event possible. It was great to bring together partners, friends, and supporters of employee ownership from across North Carolina to celebrate this state’s newest…

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NCEOC & UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute Conduct Research on Employee Ownership as a Mechanism for Reducing the Racial Wealth Gap

The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center (NCEOC) and UNC Charlotte’s Urban Institute, with support from The Gambrell Foundation, conducted research on employee ownership as a mechanism for reducing the racial wealth gap in Mecklenburg County. The Executive summary says that the research found employee ownership “can concurrently address a number of the factors contributing to…

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North Carolina Employee Ownership Center Hires Triad Program Manager

Luke Hoffman hired as NCEOC’s Triad Program Manager Winston-Salem, NC?March 25, 2022 ? The North Carolina Employee Ownership Center is excited to announce that we have hired Luke Hoffman as our Triad Program Manager. He will lead efforts in the Triad in achieving our mission of protecting jobs, bolstering communities, and strengthening businesses through employee…

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