A new international economic engine, the Global Opportunities Center, may soon be a part of Greensboro thanks to the hard work of a group from local organizations and a $500,000 award from the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
The idea, a downtown center that will link a variety of resources from local colleges and universities, businesses, non-profits and government organizations to create new international opportunities for students, businesses and community members, was the winning concept in a competition to generate innovative ways to spur economic activity. The recently announced award is part of the SC2 Visioning Challenge Grant received by the city of Greensboro in 2012.
The idea for the Global Opportunities Center came from UNCG’s Office of Research and Economic Development which then led a planning effort with participation from other local colleges and universities, the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center, nonprofit group Boundless Impact, businesses and many more.
Full story at UNCG Now.
By Joe Gallehugh