Economic Resources/Business Start-up Info

Following is a list of Business Resources and Partners the Chamber utilizes to help our business community grow and prosper. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

EDPNC (Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina)

The EDPNC provides support and resources for Starting or Growing a Business in NC or Relocating or Expanding a Business in NC.

In addition Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) is a free service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina;

Albemarle Commission’s Economic Development District (EDD)

The Albemarle Commission was formed to assist local governments in the 10 county region to improve the opportunities within the Region, as well as to support local businesses through a regional Revolving Loan Fund. Click here for information on the Revolving Loan Fund program.

Northeastern Workforce Development Board

The NE Workforce Development Board is committed to growing and retaining employment and job opportunities for Northeastern North Carolina.

SBTDC (Small Business Technology Development Center)

The SBTDC is located on the campus of Elizabeth City State University. Committed to helping make your business better, the team assists small & mid-size business make better, more informed decisions, access sources of capital and financing, evaluate and improve your financial performance, obtain quality business and market information, improve leadership skills and employee performance, plan for a better future.

SBC (Small Business Center at College of The Albemarle)

The SBC offers information and assistance to succeed with your small business, including help with marketing, sales, bookkeeping and management. SBC, a state-funded organization and part of the Small Business Center Network, offers free services including confidential one-on-one counseling to help you build a successful business, training and technical assistance with starting your business, business skills seminars, workshops and courses, resource and referral services — your one stop entrepreneur’s shop, a small business library.

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives)

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration)

SBA provides a critical role in providing the 3C’s to businesses – capital, counseling, and contracts. SBA offers 7(a), 504 and specialized loan programs that are made through partnering lenders. The SBA partners with the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC), SCORE, and two SBA Women’s Business Centers to provide technical assistance to businesses in how to start, expand, and strengthen their companies.

Currituck County Economic Development

Larry Lombardi, Economic Development - 252-232-6015

Hyde County Economic Development

Kris Noble, Planning & Economic Development Director - (252) 926-4180



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