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Certified Development Companies (CDC), Industrial Development Corporations (IDC) and Local and Regional Development Corporations (LDC & RDC), exist to support business development and growth within their community or region. Types of assistance offered include low cost financing, such as the SBA 504 Loan Program, site finding and statistical research.

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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Asheville
Asheville SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Boone
Appalachian State University-Northwestern Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Boone
Region D Development Corp, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Boone
W.A.M.Y. Community Action
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Dr. James Jordan Micro-Loan Contact:...View details

Chapel Hill
Central Carolina Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Charlotte
Business Expansion Funding Corp.
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Charlotte
Centralina Development Corp, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Charlotte
Small Business Administration (SBA) North Carolina District Office
Works to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation....View details

Charlotte
Southern Piedmont SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Cullowhee
Western Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Elizabeth City
Northeastern Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Greensboro
Northeast Piedmont SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Greenville
Eastern Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Hickory
Hickory SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Hickory
Region E Development Corp (REDC)
Region E Development Corporation (REDC) is designated by the United States Small Business Administration as a Certified Development Corporation, serving the entire State of North Carolina. Using...View details

New Bern
Neuse River Development Authority, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Donald T. Stewart...View details

Pembroke
SPembroke SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Raleigh
Capital Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Rocky Mount
Rocky Mount SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Ruther-
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Region C Development Corp, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Waynesville
Smokey Mountain Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Weaverville
Asheville-Buncombe Development Corp
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Wilmington
Southeastern Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Wilmington
Wilmington Industrial Develoment, Inc
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details

Winston-Salem
Northern Piedmont Region SBTDC
The SBTDC's primary focus is providing management counseling to established firms, high-growth companies, and later-stage start-up businesses. SBTDC counselors work with clients to develop a...View details

Winston-Salem
Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings....View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
BusinessFinancing.org
A non-promotional website built to help guide business owners with simple and straight-to-the-point facts about financing....View details

Statewide
Self-Help Ventures Fund
Provides loans from $1,000 to several million. Serves small to medium-sized businesses and nonprofits. Partners with US SBA to offer some loan programs....View details

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