Seven colleges and universities working with business to
make Greensboro a national model for collaboration in
knowledge-based economic development. Be a part of it.
Learn, earn and live in Greensboro with Bennett College,
Elon University School of Law, Greensboro College,
Guilford College, Guilford Technical Community College,
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University,
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Elon University.

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About Us

We are a consortium of the business and higher education leaders who are working to further the connections between businesses and our colleges and universities.

Latifa Aboeid in her STEM Early College at NC A&T chemistry classroom, Tuesday, November 3, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C.


Some kids say they want to be a firefighter, an astronaut or a teacher when they grow up.
By fourth grade, Latifa Aboeid knew that she would be a surgeon.
“I go back and forth between neurosurgeon and general surgeon, but I know I’ll go to med school,” she says.
The dream isn’t very far out from reach. At just 17, Latifa has nearly two years of college credits on her transcript, thanks to the STEM Early College at NC A&T, a new tuition-free Guilford County public high school. She is on track to start medical school by age 19.
The early college is academically rigorous, and Latifa’s a top student. She is researching insulin resistance in Type 1 Diabetes in addition to her regular course load.
Our Work

We focus on areas that leverage our academic strengths into success including marketing, common programs, entrepreneurship, and K–12 education.

UNCG Photo by David Wilson - 12/6/05 -  Aerial view of the UNCG campus in the evening during the holiday luminaries display.
Why Greensboro Thrives

We think our appeal as a place to build a life and a livelihood begins with the culture of knowledge, innovation and creativity that is spurred by the seven institutions of higher learning located in Greensboro.

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