Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, recently opened the Eastern Women’s Business Center on campus. The goal of the center is to help women entrepreneurs open and operate new business enterprises in the area.
Located in the university’s K.E. White Center, the Eastern Women’s Business Center will provide individual technical assistance, business coaching, workshops, and group training sessions, and small business lending.
Lenwood Long, president of the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, said he sat down with ECSU Chancellor Thomas Conway and they knew the Women’s Business Center needed to come to the region, and live on the university campus. Long explained that the mission of the center goes hand-in-hand with the mission of the university, to bring opportunity to the region.