Internationally - Loren Kennedy's impact investment in TechShop is showing impressive traction. Recently, Arizona State University teamed up with TechShop to provide a facility for students to learn how to design and then develop new products in the same location, Ford motor Company teamed with TechShop to "get their engineers out of the building and thinking creatively", and BMW in Munich heard about Ford's initiative and set up a TechShop just outside their engineering center.December 2014
Raleigh - After seven years of volunteer work for Orbit Energy by Loren Kennedy and Dave Bodart (an initiative promising renewable energy from organic waste), Orbit secured $6 million as an equity investment to gain a controlling interest in the first two plants. Those plants are planned for land that is purchased or scheduled to be purchased or leased. The purchase totaled $1.3 million and the 15 year lease was valued at $1.8 million.November 2014
Durham - Loren Kennedy completes a lease in downtown Durham for CalStar Products. The lease at the former bank building at 105 S. Mangum was for the top two floors.May 2014
Raleigh - Loren Kennedy, as Chair of the Carolinas Counselors of Real Estate, along with Hugh Kelly, National Chair of CRE, conducted an event at the North Hills Hilton titled "the 24 Hour City". The panel, which included John Kane, President of Kane Realty and Mitch Silver, outgoing City Economic Development Director, discussed the compelling reasons that mixed use development such as North Hill are an important “smart growth” aspect for cities.January 2014
Raleigh - Loren Kennedy engaged by Evelyn Contre of Springleaf Strategies as strategic advisor.November 2013
Cary - Loren Kennedy and John Lucas of Link Alliance join forces on their first transatlantic transaction. The firm, which asked to remain anonymous, is an established food corporation in Great Britain looking to establish a beachhead in the Carolinas.June 2013
Raleigh - Loren Kennedy joins forces with Jennifer Parser, of Counsel at Poyner & Spruill in her ongoing effort to persuade the state of N.C. to establish an EB-5 Regional Center in Raleigh. Other states have done that and have achieved remarkable success for helping companies in their state.February 2013
Durham - Loren Kennedy was Guest Lecturer at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. He spoke about a variety of factors that should cause middle market companies to pay more attention to economic development incentives that they may qualify for.
Charlotte - Loren Kennedy appeared as a panelist on PBS television on Carolina Business Review. The topic involved economic development and Loren's perspectives include the importance of corporate leaders and public private partnerships. The long-running show is avilable to view onthe air, YouTube, Apple iTunes and the WTVI Charlotte web siteJuly 2012
Raleigh - Kennedy Advisors has signed a strategic partnership with Link-Alliance, LLC, a consultancy aimed at U.K. companies setting up major new operations in the U.S. Link-Alliance helps reduce risks by bringing to bear experts in dealing with everything from cross-cultural issues to product transfers and permits/licenses.Feb - Apr 2012
New York and Houston - Kennedy Advisors signs new alliance agreements with Paradigm Partners and Verto Partners. Paradigm Partners is an international consultancy specializing in state and federal funding incentives, outside of the economic development incentives that Kennedy Advisors works on. Paridigm Partnersis an Inc. 500 Growth Firm. Verto Partners is a management consultancy with experience with premier firms such as Goldman Sachs Capital, GE Capital, JMI Equity and CS First Boston. They provide services ranging from strategy to M&A to Interim Senior Management.November 2011
Charlotte - Kennedy Advisors signs a strategic partnership agreement with Abundant Power in Charlotte. Under the terms of the agreement, KA will provide public finance and site selection services for Abundant Power’s portfolio of clients. Loren Kennedy, Founder and Principal of Kennedy Advisors says, “We are flattered by Abundant’s approaching us with this idea. It makes wonderful sense to align our companies in a way that equates to 1+1 = 3. We are equally delighted to initiate this partnership with an Abundant client based in Virginia.June 2011
Raleigh - Loren Kennedy spoke to the Raleigh Chapter of the National Funding Association. He spoke in part about the world wide prevalence of government economic development incentives and how Americas mid-market companies are by and large not taking advantage of available government financial help.April 2011
Raleigh - Dave Bodart closes on a 15,000 square foot, six year office lease on behalf of Sageworks Inc, a provider of financial analysis of privately held firms.January 2011
New York - Loren Kennedy was the featured speaker at The Capital Roundtable. He spoke on the subject of how medium sized companies and private equity firms are overlooking opportunities for government loans, grants and tax concessions.