Evaluation helps you make evidence-based decisions regarding program performance and improvement.

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions (IES) offers a broad range of solutions for businesses and organizations searching for sound, efficient and useful answers to questions about programs, policies, projects and services. We also have a variety of tools to help research, determine and address needs or gaps between current conditions and desired outcomes.

We tailor evaluation and assessment-related services to collaboratively address your unique needs and deliver training and technical assistance in planning for evaluation and building your own capacity to perform evaluation and assessments.


IES Evaluation Solutions Group

The Industry Expansion Solutions Evaluation Solutions Group offers over 100 years of combined leadership in evaluating higher education, government and nonprofit settings. Guided by evaluation research and theory and grounded in industry best practices, the Evaluation Solutions Group helps educational institutions, businesses and community organizations improve program performance with training, technical assistance and capacity-building.

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Grant Services

Enlisting the help of trained, experienced grant researchers, writers and managers gives you the advantage you need to secure funding that furthers your mission. We can help your grants program be the best it can be, from initial opportunity identification to research, writing and development, management and third party evaluation.

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Business Assessments

We can help small and medium size businesses identify competitive strengths, but also key gaps in your business or organization so you’ll know what challenges and opportunities you need to focus on first. It allows us to determine where your business is today, where you would like it to be and where there are key areas of opportunity.

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To speak with someone from IES to discuss your unique needs or to receive more information about any of our evaluation or assessment offerings, complete our contact form to email us.