University of North Carolina Wilmington
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Swain Center: Executive Education and Economic Development



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The Swain Center partnered with the WilmingtonBiz Expo & Conference to deliver our 2021 Economic Outlook Conference on Oct. 7. Thank you to all who joined us, and special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Bank of America! Learn more about this annual event here.


Read more about the 2021 Conference:
COVID Dominates Overview Of Local, National Economy At Conference Talk by WilmingtonBiz



Innovation & Agility Help Us Excel

We spoke to many leaders to understand today’s new realities and how we can move forward together. In response, we:

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News & Updates

October 8, 2021

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  • Buy your tickets to the Economic Outlook Conference NOW!

August 15, 2021

  • 2021 Economic Outlook Conference Details Announced! Learn more.

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  • The Swain Center moved to a new office location. The office is open to the public beginning August 9.

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  • Excellence in Leadership Series now available. Click on “short videos” below.
  • Our most popular programs are now offered online.
  • The Swain Center Team is working remote and will continue to adapt and support leaders through this time of significant change.


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"If we fail to adapt, we fail to move forward." - John Wooden


Organizations today face challenges more complex than ever before. The Swain Center offers the most relevant, cutting-edge solutions that will help meet our client's objectives and drive organizational excellence.

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The Swain Center will assign a team of experts to help our clients design and deliver:

  • Customized programs and services
  • Support in engaging and re-engaging your team
  • Guidance in developing or strengthening your strategic plan
  • Executive coaching to a leader or team of leaders

Explore Custom Solutions

The Swain Center offers unique, and high-quality, executive coaching for our clients, leaders and alumni. We draw upon highly talented coaches to support organizations and leaders to strengthen their leadership and business skills.

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For more information on our coaching services, please click on the button below.

Explore Coaching Services

The Swain Center provides economic services and insights that are critical for a leader to quickly understand current and future economic trends. Here you can access important announcements, interviews, articles and insights from our regional economist, Dr. Adam Jones as well as from our Economist in Residence, Dr. Thomas Simpson.