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Albemarle Economic Development Commission
405 East Main Street, Suite 4
Elizabeth City, NC 27907
Elizabeth City Area
Convention & Visitors Bureau
400 South Water Street, Suite 101
Elizabeth City Area
Chamber of Commerce
The City of Elizabeth City
City Operator 252-338-3981
After Hours 252-335-2196
Business Assistance Centers
If you’re interested in starting your own business or improving the one you already have, these business assistance centers have a wealth of information to help your business grow.
College of The Albemarle’s Small Business Center
Business and Industry Services meets the needs of existing and potential businesses and industries in a seven-county service area by offering one-on-one counseling, innovative and industry-specific training opportunities, and professional development programs. (252) 335-0821 Ext. 2231
ECSU’s Small Business & Technology Development Center
SBTDC is an interinstitutional program serving North Carolina's small business community. Elizabeth City State University's SBTDC offers help with technology development and commercialization, high-quality educational programs and services, first-rate publications and business resources, and strong advocacy on behalf of small businesses. (252) 335-3247
Northeastern Workforce Development Board
The Northeastern Workforce Development Board offers Incumbent Workforce (IWG) and On-the-Job-Training (OJT) grants to eligible businesses. IWG allows business to receive up to $25,000 in a year with a $40,000 lifetime maximum to upgrade the skills of current workers. OJT pays 50% of a newly hired employee's salary for up to six months. Area businesses that have taken advantage of IWG include:
- Albemarle Boats
- Bluewater Restoration, Inc.
- Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation
- Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.
- Motions Sensors, Inc.
- Regulator Marine, Inc.
- Swimme & Son Building Contractors, Inc.
- TCOM, L.P.
- Universal Forest Products, Inc.
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River City Community Development Center
River City Community Development Corporation provides comprehensive services for start-ups and existing businesses. Our primary focus is confidential business counseling and technical assistance addressing:
- Business Planning & Development
- Financing & Micro-lending
- Human Resources
- Financial Analysis
- Cash Flow Projections
- Stategic Planning
- Capacity Building
North Carolina Department of Commerce's Business ServiCenter
The Business ServiCenter is your gateway to business information, programs, and resources. It is here to make it easier for you to meet the many challenges and requirements, when you are starting a business in the State of North Carolina. (800) 228-8443 or (919) 715-2864
North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service
IES helps your company deploy latest technologies and best practices in both engineering and business management to increase productivity, efficiency, quality - and profits. (800) 227-0264
Business Link North Carolina
Congratulations on starting your business in North Carolina. The first step is contacting Business Link North Carolina and speaking with one of our Business Counselors. This free service is available by calling 1-800-228-8443 or (919) 807-4280 Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm EST.
BLNC counselors provide:
- One-on-one client consultations
- Customized state license requirements
- Access to hands on assistance for writing your business plan
- Employer and business structure forms
- Funding programs and resources
- Minority programs
- Assistance with government contracting and procurement
- Referrals to Local, State & Federal business services, programs & resources
- A Small Business Ombudsman to work on your behalf to resolve issues with State Government Agencies
Welcome to BLNC and the vast network of resources to help your business start, grow and expand.
North Carolina Military Business Center
The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a collaborative effort between North Carolina business and industry and the North Carolina Community College System. With satellite locations at Craven Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and Wayne Community College, the NCMBC works through the 53 Small Business Centers at the other Community Colleges across the state to provide services. The mission of the Military Business Center is to leverage the presence of the military in North Carolina to promote economic development and quality of life for all. (910) 323-4587