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‘Connect Carteret’ Launches Business Incubator Facility

Young business professionals in Carteret County are celebrating the opening of a new entrepreneurial incubator facility in Morehead City.

ConnectCarteretLogoThe group, known as “Connect Carteret – A Young Professionals Network,” was the beneficiary of a $20,000 New Generation Initiative grant that was awarded to the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce in 2014 from the North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center.

“We identified there was a real need in our community to have a working environment for start-up and early-stage businesses – a shared place where young business people could work, conduct research, meet privately with prospective clients or customers and build their businesses,” said Christina Fulcher of Branch Banking & Trust, who is serving as Connect Carteret co-chair.

The incubator, “Kick Start Carteret – A Connect Carteret Project,” is centrally located within the county, occupying a suite of office space on the second level of an accounting firm’s building at 300 N. 35th St., Morehead City.

Grant funds were used to rent the space and outfit it with state-of-the-art technology.

Connect Carteret’s mission is “to make Carteret County a place where young professionals can achieve the same social, academic, cultural and financial goals of larger communities, while maintaining a higher quality of life.”

Connect Carteret offers monthly events for young professionals, alternating between Lunch and Learn professional development sessions and social networking functions.

For more information about Connect Carteret, contact Julie Naegelen at or visit