Sector: Economic Development + Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship drives the global economy with small and medium-sized enterprises leading growth, at home and abroad.

We know how critical entrepreneurship is to building and sustaining thriving economies. That is why we have a dedicated hub for entrepreneurship – ncTakeOff – that gives our students increased access to experts, mentors, events and opportunities both on-campus and in our community.

Globally, we have developed a diverse suite of economic development and entrepreneurship expertise through engagements with public and private partners across the Americas, in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Our local and global experience has positioned Niagara College as a leader in entrepreneurship training and enabled our involvement in numerous global collaborations to assist entrepreneurs to succeed and economies to grow.

Our services consist of coaching, mentoring, capability building and advising our clients whether they are a start-up, a growing business hoping to enter and flourish in a new global market, or an established business seeking support.

Our Economic Development and Entrepreneurship expertise includes:

  • Small + Medium-sized Enterprise Development
  • Business Incubation + Acceleration
  • Industry-driven Commercialization
  • Global Market Entry + Export
  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Business Planning + Strategy
  • Operational + Organizational Design
  • Financial Management
  • Human Capital Planning


The Power of One (Thousand)

Case Study from Brazil

The cycle of poverty is hard to break. Children drop out of school to help support their families. At the cusp of adulthood, they often head families of their own. Sometimes the family unit breaks down and a woman is left to raise her children on her own. The cycle continues. How did we break this?

Learn More about how NC Global leveraged women’s empowerment as a driver for sustainable economic growth.

Supporting Economic Prosperity in Jamaica’s Ports Development Sector

Case Study from Jamaica

Our client is much better positioned to achieve Jamaica's goal of becoming the fourth most important hub in the global supply and logistics chain, behind Singapore, Dubai and Rotterdam.

Learn more about NC Global in Jamaica.

Enhancing Sustainability within the Mexican Oil and Gas Sector

Case Study from Mexico

The Pacific Alliance Program (PAP) delivers technical assistance to and support skills development for labour forces to secure sustainable employment and self-employment as a poverty reduction strategy, targeting youth, low-skilled men and women and marginalized communities.

Embedding Sustainability As A Regional Economic Driver

Case Study from Colombia

Our partner – a Santander-based post-secondary institution – is situated between a flourishing free trade zone and an established extractive industry. Environmental + Social Governance (ESG) forms part of the social fabric, reflected in the local political context.

Their opportunity is our challenge.

Mulheres Mil Impact Assessment

Case Study from Brazil

NC Global was engaged by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) to execute an impact assessment of the Mulheres Mil Program.

Learn more about how NC Global's recommendation spurred a national movement to enhance opportunities for women's economic empowerment.

ITEC Iguazú Collaboration

Project Preview from Argentina

Creating job opportunities in a growing tourism industry can provide a means to lifting people out of poverty through stable employment. But tourism for social development won’t be sustainable if its environmental impact isn’t considered.

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