The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s existing industry expansion managers help existing businesses prosper and expand across the state. We visit companies to identify barriers to growth and the resources to overcome them. In addition, we coordinate assistance ranging from finding qualified workers and new local suppliers to navigating international markets and implementing energy-efficient processes.

Business Expansion Support

Businesses preparing to expand can turn to us for personalized assistance to address specific needs or coordination of resources from our varied partners including the state departments of Commerce, Transportation and Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Community College System.

Supply Chain Connections

Our existing industry expansion managers can help companies connect to potential local business partners and suppliers.

Export Assistance and International Trade

Your business can grow and prosper by exporting your product. We’ll connect you to our international trade managers located here and abroad. They help North Carolina businesses identify, enter and expand global markets. They also advise foreign-based firms on how to begin operations in North Carolina.

Market Research and Analysis

We can help companies tap into the data that enables informed decisions about expansions, workforce development and domestic and global markets.  Our research team locates, analyzes and shares data addressing the economy, workforce, markets and more.

Workforce Recruitment and Customized Training

The EDPNC and partners such as NCWorks and the state community college system help businesses find and develop the workforce talent they need to thrive. The state’s comprehensive workforce solutions system includes job fairs, pre-screening of applicants, recruitment and highly customized training programs.

Manufacturing and Process Improvement

We and our partners offer services and deep industry expertise to help your company innovate, work efficiently and contain costs. Our collaboration with research and government organizations, businesses and academic institutions provides companies access to better technologies and business methods.


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