Partner Developers

Partner Developers

A major driver of the East Carolina Research and Innovation Campus (ECRIC) is the public-private partnerships that fuel innovation, collaboration and engagement across its six districts. Learn more about the developers that are helping ECU fulfill its education, research and service missions across its ECRIC sites.


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Elliott Sidewalk Communities

Based out of Maryland, Elliot Sidewalk Communities builds downtown joy by aligning the interests of municipalities and their university neighbors, creating vibrant Main Street environments that integrate campus life with town life. ESC transforms underused or vacant parcels into a thriving, walkable downtown destination. These transformations attract students and residents alike with unique retail, cultural and hospitality amenities, while creating energy, economic growth and a renewed sense of community.

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Rodgers Builders, Inc.

Launched by B.D. Rodgers at 39 years old in 1963, the Charlotte, N.C., based company is one of the nation’s most respected contractors, known not just for building, but for building enduring relationships. Rodgers Builders, Inc., has led many construction projects in health care, education and mixed-use spaces, including collegiate projects at Appalachian State University, Clemson University, Davidson College, and previously at ECU.

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Daly Seven, Inc.

Wanting to build a legacy for their parents, the seven children of Philip and Frances Daly launched Daly Seven, Inc., in their family’s name in 1979. With a current portfolio of 40 Hilton, Marriott, and InterContinental Hotel Group branded hotels, Daly Seven, Inc., have worked to build a legacy for their children, employees and communities for years to come.