Over the break, the university officially opened the Entrepreneurship Incubator in downtown Pembroke. A ribbon cutting ceremony featured former congressman Mike McIntyre, Chancellor Cummings, and other local dignitaries. The 17,000 sq. ft facility can house up to 10 start-up businesses, who will get the consultation of professional staff. There are plans to include UNCP student interns and other ways to get students involved. The university purchased and renovated the building with funds from grants, alumni, and other donors.