Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.

What’s New

  • The Southern Documentary Fund is accepting submissions for documentaries made in or about North Carolina.
    July 27, 2014
    The Southern Documentary Fund is proud to announce new filmmaking grants for documentaries made in or about North Carolina, funded with generous support from The Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. We are currently accepting submissions. Applications will be due August 15, 2014. Grant awardees will be announced in late September 2014. The SDF Filmmaking Grants application consists of an ...
  • Aug. 27 workshop offers advice for food businesses
    July 27, 2014
    The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is sponsoring a free workshop, “The Business of Being in Business,” from 8:30 to noon on Aug. 27 at the McKimmon Center. The workshop will address trademarks, sales tax and business structure. “Learning the ins and outs of running a business can be a daunting task,” said ...
  • New NC Sea Grant Funding Opportunity
    July 27, 2014
    North Carolina Sea Grant has a new research funding opportunity to extend topics discussed at the program’s 2014 Research Symposium: Investments and Opportunities in April. The symposium highlighted excellence across the program’s sponsored research and extension efforts. The event also facilitated stakeholder discussions to identify research, extension, applied science investment opportunities, and collaborative partnerships to effectively address ...
  • Grant money available for transient recreational boating facilities
    July 27, 2014
    The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries is accepting proposals for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program for federal fiscal year 2015.   The Boating Infrastructure Grant is a program of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that reimburses up to 75 percent of costs for projects that construct, renovate or maintain tie-up facilities and related amenities for recreational ...
  • How Innovation Districts Are Inspiring New Approaches to Local Economic Development
    July 27, 2014
    Innovation districts are “geographic areas where leading-edge anchor institutions and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, business incubators, and accelerators” and are characterized as physically compact places that offer a mix of housing, office, and retail uses that are connected to technological and transit infrastructure. While Ashbrook featured the Cortext Innovation Community of St. Louis, ...
  • Lowcountry Local First opens co-working space
    July 27, 2014
    Lowcountry Local First, a local-business advocacy nonprofit, has opened co-working space on upper Meeting Street in Charleston. Using part of a $100,000 S.C. Commerce Department innovation grant and support from the city of Charleston, the organization opened Local Works  to provide low-cost commercial space.The 3,000-square-foot facility isn’t focused on any one particular sector; instead, it will complement existing space ...
  • Dayat the Docks 2014 -Talk of the Villages: Local and Underloved
    July 23, 2014
    Day at the Docks 2014 kicks off at 6 p.m. Thursday, September 18 with Talk of the Villages: Local and Underloved at the Hatteras Village Civic Center. The roundtable discussion will explore what it means to eat local, sustainable seafood, and how consumers and the seafood industry can help protect healthy oceans and support vibrant local ...

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