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Carolina Small Business Board Spotlight: Henry McKoy

August 15, 2018 / Chris Bushnell / Board Spotlight

Henry McKoy has an expansive background in business, community and economic development, policy, government, finance, philanthropy and academia. He is currently a faculty member and Director of Entrepreneurship at NC Central University.

McKoy joined Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s board of directors in Fall 2017.

“Carolina Small Business brings both capital and hope to entrepreneurs, businesses and communities that are often overlooked and underappreciated,” McKoy says. “That is a powerful combination.”

Just this month, he earned his PhD in City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning with a focus on Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from UNC Chapel Hill where he studied business as an undergrad. McKoy also holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Management, Policy and Leadership from Duke.

From 2010-2012, McKoy served in the North Carolina Department of Commerce where he was appointed by the governor as assistant secretary. At Commerce he was the top community development official and representative in state government. His division oversaw over half-billion dollars in investments across hundreds of projects throughout NC in areas of infrastructure, housing, and business.