CED Launches Why NC Campaign

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED), the largest and longest-running entrepreneurial network in the nation, today announced the launch of its “WhyNC” Campaign, which shares stories from entrepreneurs who choose to grow their businesses in North Carolina.  Home to thousands of entrepreneurs, North Carolina boasts a number of tight-knit, supportive communities across the state. CED’s WhyNC Campaign tells the story of why these entrepreneurs actively choose to locate or stay in the state, taking advantage of opportunity, quality of life, a talented workforce, and numerous other Tar Heel offerings.

“We thought it was important to shine a light on our successful entrepreneurs, the welcoming communities they’ve built, and how North Carolina has helped them grow their companies,” said Joan Siefert Rose, CED President & CEO. “We’ve seen a lot of negative attention focused on our state in the past six months.  Many of the founders who shared their stories through WhyNC could have started their businesses anywhere but they chose North Carolina, and we should celebrate that.”

The WhyNC Campaign launches with 22 stories from North Carolina entrepreneurs featured on CED’s website (www.cednc.org/whync). CED will continue to collect stories from entrepreneurs and will add photos, video, and other content to the website in the coming months.

The companies, and their locations, featured in the WhyNC Campaign at launch include:

2ULaundry, Charlotte        

ArchiveSocial, Durham    

Automated Insights, Durham      

Bivarus, Durham    

Creative Allies, Raleigh    

Deference Design, Cary and Apex        

Divvy Investments, Cary  

Elite Innovations, LLC, Wilmington        

ILM Wellness, Wilmington

iScribes Inc., Durham        

MATI Energy, Durham      

Performance Culture, Wilmington

Phononic, Durham

Practichem, Morrisville      

ReverbNation, Durham    

Savii, Inc., Raleigh

Smashing Boxes, Durham

Stealz, Inc., Raleigh

Surgilūm, Wilmington        

The Sixth Flag, Raleigh    

UGoTour, Asheville

Zift Solutions , Durham and Raleigh

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