Brief Description: ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
306 W. Harwood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Type of Organization: Farmer support, Agriculture, Local Food Systems
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Kristen Aldrich
PoC Phone: 828-236-1282
Brief Description: Charlotte Regional Partnership is a nonprofit organization comprised of 16 counties dedicated to the planned growth and prosperity of Charlotte region
550 S. Caldwell St., Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202
Type of Organization: Economic Development, Regional Partnership
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Steven Pearse
PoC Phone: 704-347-8942
Brief Description: The Small Business Center at CCC provides workshops, seminars, counseling, information, and referral services for small business owners and operators in Cleveland County.
Le Grand Center, 1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
Type of Organization: Community College, Small Business Center
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Steve Padgett
PoC Phone: 704-669-4146
Brief Description: CCEDP works to actively recruit new industry & create in Cleveland County a healthy and diverse environment for existing, expanding, & new businesses.
1800 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC 28152
Type of Organization: Economic Development
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Kristin Reece
PoC Phone: 704-669-4701
Brief Description: The Cleveland County Government serves the people of Cleveland County, North Carolina.
311 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Type of Organization: County Government
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Brian Epley
PoC Phone: 704-484-4900
Brief Description: At Gardner-Webb we seek to educate men and women to compete effectively in tomorrow’s business world.
110 South Main Street
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Type of Organization: University
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Dr. Van Graham
PoC Phone: (704) 406-2260
Brief Description: The NC Department of Commerce is the state's lead agency for economic, community & workforce development, providing support to launch & grow business.
301 North Wilmington StreetRaleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III
PoC Phone: (919) 814-4600
Brief Description: The N.C. Department of Labor is charged with promoting the "health, safety and general well-being" of more than 4 million workers in the state.
1101 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Cherie Berry
Brief Description: Essentially operating as the North Carolina ‘Agricultural Bank’ NCAFA originates, services, and finances loans in the agricultural sector that would otherwise not be made.
1001 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Type of Organization: Gov Agency
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Chales Walls
PoC Phone: 919-790-3949
Brief Description: Our mission statement: The North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA) was formed as a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, cultivating, sustainably harvesting, and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants. NCNPA's mission is to establish North Carolina as a key global supplier of premium-quality raw materials and plant-based value added products such as natural medicines, organic products, functional foods, and personal care products.
PO Box 8023 Asheville NC 28814
Type of Organization: non-profit organization
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Chuck Blethen
PoC Phone: 828-301-3010
Brief Description: The Cooperative Extension offers educational programs to benefit farmers, rural and urban residents, families, community and civic leaders and youth.
130 S. Post Rd., Suite 1
Shelby, NC 28152
Type of Organization: Agriculture, State Organization
Point of Contact (PoC) Name: Greg Traywick
PoC Phone: 704-482-4365