You have questions about starting or growing a business. We have answers.

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is ready to assist in virtually all of your business needs. Our Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) division offers free phone consultations to startups, small business owners in need of general support, and entrepreneurs interested in moving to the state. Plus, our Business Services team of eight regional industry managers visits companies each month to provide resources and serve as liaisons in workforce recruitment and training. And, our International Trade Division has helped North Carolina exports increase by more than 40 percent over the past decade.

BLNC is a free resource for anyone seeking to start a small business here.

Each month, we offer one-on-one phone consultations to hundreds of individuals interested in establishing a business start-up, small business owners in need of general support, and small-business entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina.

We help companies statewide to nurture and grow their businesses.

Our team of eight regional industry managers visits a range of companies each month to assess their business needs and provide resources and counseling. This personalized support helps hundreds of businesses statewide each year.

N.C. businesses exported over $30 billion in merchandise in 2015.

The International Trade Division helps North Carolina’s small- and medium-sized businesses enter and expand global markets for their products.