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June 23, 2022 | Tom Ballard

UNC’s Director of Economic Development and Innovation Hubs outlines vision, plans

Sheryl Waddell has been named Director of Economic Development and Innovation Hubs for the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

In that role, she will lead the implementation of UNC-Chapel Hill’s economic development strategy centered around innovation, talent, and place by engaging with university and community partners, including corporate, nonprofit and government leaders. Waddell will also lead the innovation hub and innovation district initiative, which will provide innovation spaces to a community of entrepreneurs and industry leaders in the heart of Chapel Hill. The hub is part of the “Carolina Economic Development Strategy,” which is designed to create a downtown innovation district that will retain, attract and grow more innovation-oriented companies and talent in Chapel Hill.

Click here to read an Innovate Carolina-produced article detailing her vision and plans.