Get the latest information and resources on COVID-19 in North Carolina for North Carolina businesses.

Explore other resources from our partner organizations available to business leaders in North Carolina.


Business Planning and Assistance


Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

EDPNC is a nonprofit public-private partnership that supports the needs of existing businesses, helps small businesses get off the ground and connects exporters to global opportunities.

EDPNC Small Business Advisors

EDPNC Small Business Advisors (formerly known as BLNC) offer resources to owners of businesses through business counselors who can help with licensing matters, business plans, tax information and more.

Small Business and Technology Development Center

The SBTDC provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses.

Training and Recruitment


NC Community Colleges

Our state’s 58 campuses offer high-quality, low-cost educational opportunities, with training programs informed by local businesses and industries and focused on job preparedness.


Help develop the talent your business needs through a combination of on-the-job learning and classes that allow apprentices to gain specialized skills and earn key industry credentials.

NC Careers

Submit an application to be recognized as a top employer in North Carolina and receive a platform for sharing a complimentary profile for your company as well as editorial content and more.

NC Association of Workforce Development Boards

Local Boards work together to plan, coordinate, oversee and deliver workforce solutions in their specific regions, helping businesses and residents alike access programs and services related to economic development.

Grants and Incentives


NC Department of Commerce

The state offers a wide variety of grant programs, tax credits and other incentives to help financially support business in the state, along with assistance to help you through the application process.

Golden LEAF Foundation

Looking to expand your business in a rural area of the state? Golden LEAF may be able to support your effort to develop skilled talent in the area through grant funding.

Intervention Programs and Services


Rapid Response (via NC Commerce)

This early intervention program was made to help businesses and their employees with sensitive matters in times of transition, such as closures, layoffs and natural disasters.

Division of Employment Security

Access everything you need to get an Employer Tax Account Number, manage your company’s taxes and wage reports and more through the state’s administrator of unemployment insurance.