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Theory to Practice: COVID-19’s economic cost is emerging, and it’s worse than we thought. We need to think outside the box to save small businesses.

By Jamie McCall / March 29, 2020

Theory to Practice: Small businesses, economic development, and the black swan of a COVID-19 pandemic.

By Jamie McCall / March 16, 2020

Southern Bank awards $50,000 to Carolina Small Businesses to support small businesses in Eastern North Carolina

By Janice Rojas / March 2, 2020

CSBDF Turns 30: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going

By Kevin Dick / February 21, 2020

CSBDF Releases Report on Economic Impact

By Jamie McCall / February 10, 2020

Piedmont Community College, Carolina Small Business Partner to Expand Access to Capital and Technical Assistance for Small Businesses in Rural NC

By Janice Rojas / January 30, 2020

Kevin Dick Appointed New CEO of Carolina Small Business Development Fund

By Janice Rojas / January 13, 2020

Theory to Practice: Why donate to a CDFI? A look at how loan funds are supported by institutions and individuals –

By Emily Stallings / December 13, 2019

Theory to Practice: There are many policies to promote community and economic development – which ones are used by North Carolina’s cities and counties?

By Jamie McCall / August 7, 2019

Theory to Practice: You’ve heard about the pay gap for women – but what about the entrepreneurship gap?

By Jamie McCall / June 19, 2019

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