In the 1950’s, North Carolina’s economy was ranked 49th out of 50 states and too dependent on tobacco, textiles, and furniture. Then a partnership was formed by Duke, UNC, and NC State to turn a pine forest that separated them into the Research Triangle that would leverage their ideas and talent.
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This loan origination & management technology improves efficiency for CDFIs to invest in neighborhoods like SE
This coffee shop employs adults with disabilities - a population twice as likely to experience poverty
This construction trades program trains underemployed women and repairs homes for aging seniors.
This restaurant provides a path to employment for individuals struggling with homelessness through counseling and job training.
Nationally, only 1% of VC-funded startups have black founders. Durham is poised to once again become a hub of minority enterprise, like Parrish Street once was, as the heart of Black Wall Street. Learn more.
This affordable commercial kitchen space provides industry- specific technical assistance.
This software suite increases access to justice for 30M Americans who annually represent themselves in civil court.
This company is closing the wealth gap through tech-enabled wealth concierge, money management, and education.
This multi-million dollar fund is closing the wealth gap by expanding access to capital, networks, and opportunity to African American entrepreneurs.
This staffing agency connects companies with qualified members of the refugee community.
This fast-casual restaurant provides living wage employment to refugees, DACA “Dreamers”, and women in crisis
The YMCA of Beacon Hill
This YMCA location offers a collective vision for Southeast Raleigh.
This ministry works to reduce divorce through marriage education, mentoring, and a wedding venue
Sagamore Institute is Commonwealth's think tank partner providing research and consulting to strengthen the North Carolina market. Please see some of these stories below.
Sagamore has formed an operating partnership with Mission Triangle to deliver biblically-based training and consulting services to strengthen nonprofit business performance.