The H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business
and Economic Services
With a 30-year history on the UNCW campus, the H. David and Diane Swain Center
for Business and Economic Services emphasizes outreach into the private and business
community to meet the needs of North Carolina. Its activities include partnering in projects
with students and faculty, forecasting the economy, and providing training for the region's workforce.
The Center will use the recent Swains' gift as a catalyst for program growth, enhancing the scope
of services it provides to the region.
The Swain Center assists the local and state community with the following:
- professional development programs (both in person and online) for individuals, businesses, and the military. We are the central location on UNCW's campus for providing continuing education to the public.
- aids businesses through organizational development with consultations, assessments, & facilitations.
- enhancing the Center's North Carolina Economic Database, which provides free, online access to an entire portfolio of economic data series covering the eastern portion of North Carolina. In addition to its use by the regional business community, the center hopes to encourage N.C. schools to utilize the database to help future students better understand the state's economic relationships.
- a quarterly Economic Barometer newsletter which provides a snapshot of local, regional and national economic trends. Dr. Woody Hall and Dr. Tom Simpson of the Cameron School of Business collaborate on the newsletter.
- the annual Outlook conference, our region's premier forum for economic activity and forecasts.
- economic feasibility studies for government and private entities; assists with economic and workforce development for the region through research, collaborations and education.
We work with the Swain Center Advisory Board to provide support and feedback in all the programs we provide to the public.
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The Swain Center is a partner in the NC REACH online database of assets within North Carolina higher education and research institutions: http://reachnc.org