Swain Center Mission
The H. David and Diane Swain Center enhances the effectiveness of organizations through economic services, and executive and professional education. The Center’s activities benefit the Cameron School of Business through industry-university connections. UNCW’s values of excellence, integrity, diversity, innovation, and community engagement provide the foundation and philosophy out of which flow the aspirations for the Swain Center.
Executive & Professional Education
For over 30 years the Swain Center has served the business community by connecting our experts with business needs. Our programs reflect the strength of our faculty members in five areas: accounting, finance & economics, marketing, managing & leading, and operations & logistics. Most of our programs are facilitated by UNCW faculty members but we also draw on talented adjunct faculty members and local experts who have significant industry experience.
The center has a long history of providing economic forecasts and impact studies. A regional economist is on our staff. The Economic Outlook Conference, held annually in the fall, is one of our signature events. The year’s upcoming regional and national forecasts are released at the conference and a panel of experts provide local insights.