Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

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
Farmer support, Agriculture, Local Food Systems
Kristen Aldrich
828-236-1282
ArtWorks

ArtWorks

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
400 7th Street SW
Washington DC, DC 20506
Gov Agency
Niki Jacobs
(202) 682-5403
Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels is a member-based angel investor network, investing in startups and early-stage, high-growth companies across the Southeast USA.
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Funding Agency, Angel Investor Organization
Josh Dorfman
BLNC

BLNC

BLNC provides answers to questions about starting or growing a business.
15000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
Business startup counseling
Melanie Underwood
980-256-0497
Carolina Farm Credit Union

Carolina Farm Credit Union

Carolina Farm Credit offers financing for young and experienced farmers, as well as those buying a rural home or running an ag-related business.
1216 Fallston Rd.
Shelby, NC 28150
Loans for land, homes, and living
Brandy Swink
704-482-6321
Center for Craft Creativity and Design

Center for Craft Creativity and Design

CCCD administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, CCCD convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies
 67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Non profit
ANNA HELGESON
828.785.1357
Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship

Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship

To support organizations and initiatives that cultivate high growth entrepreneurial, innovative enterprises and create economic prosperity in the Charlotte region.
220 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Funding
Eli Kahn
704-973-4542
City of Shelby

City of Shelby

Are you planning to open a business in Shelby? Great! The City of Shelby wants to help you prosper in your business ventures. Contact (704 484-6829).
300 S. Washington St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Municipality
704-484-6801
Cleveland Community College -Small Business Center

Cleveland Community College -Small Business Center

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
Community College, Small Business Center
Steve Padgett
704-669-4146
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Kings Mountain

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Kings Mountain

The Cleveland County Chamber's mission is to strengthen business, promote economic development and enhance community vitality.
150 W. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce
Anna Lineberger
(704) 739-4755
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Shelby

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Shelby

The Cleveland County Chamber's mission is to strengthen business, promote economic development and enhance community vitality.
200 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce
Bill Watson
(704) 487-8521
Cleveland County Government

Cleveland County Government

The Cleveland County Government serves the people of Cleveland County, North Carolina.
311 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
County Government
Jeff Richardson
704-484-4900
Cleveland County NCSU Cooperative Extension

Cleveland County NCSU Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and the School of Agriculture at North Carolina A&T State University. We are county agents, professors, scientists and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life in North Carolina.
130 S. Post Rd, Suite 1
Shelby, NC 28152
Deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.
Greg Traywick
704-482-4365
Cleveland County Small Business Investment Grant Program

Cleveland County Small Business Investment Grant Program

The Small Business Grant requires a net increase in taxable value of at least $100,000 for the year following the year of application.
311 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
County Tax
Chris Green
704-484-4845
Foothills Farmers Market

Foothills Farmers Market

FFM values family farms, endorses sustainable food production practices & innovation, & contributes to the health & prosperity of the local community.
126 W. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Agriculture
SHELBY: Angelina Smith KINGS MTN: Nancy Fichter
SHELBY: 704-470-7603 KINGS MTN: 704-600-5397
Gardner Webb University -BS in Entrepreneurship

Gardner Webb University -BS in Entrepreneurship

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
University
Dr. Van Graham
(704) 406-2260
Kings Mountain -Main Street Program

Kings Mountain -Main Street Program

Kings Mountain became recognized as a NC Main Street City in 2009. Our main streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together.
101 W Gold Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Main Street Program, Government Department, Non-Profit
Jan Harris
704-730-2197
Manufacturing Solutions Center

Manufacturing Solutions Center

The Manufacturing Solutions Center is a non-profit in Conover, NC, working to assist with product testing, development, training, & engineering.
301 Conover Station SE
Conover, NC 28613
Entrepreneur support
Linda York
828-327-7000
Mauney Memorial Library

Mauney Memorial Library

As a vital and innovative centerpiece in Kings Mountain, Mauney Library provides resources to our citizens in creating and achieving a bright future.
100 S. Piedmont Avenue
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Public Library
Heather Sanford
704-734-4495
NC Department of Commerce

NC Department of Commerce

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
Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III
(919) 814-4600
NC Department of Labor

NC Department of Labor

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
Cherie Berry
NC Dept Agriculture

NC Dept Agriculture

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
Gov Agency
Chales Walls
919-790-3949
NC IDEA

NC IDEA

NC IDEA serves as a catalyst for young, high-growth, technology companies. NC IDEA provides small grants to high-tech start up companies in NC.
201 West Main Street
Durham, NC 27701
NC Grant Program
Andrea Cook
919-941-5600
NC Military Business Center

NC Military Business Center

The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Business development entity of the NC Community College System
Fran Perez-Wilhite
704-806-6858
NCSU Cooperative Extension Office

NCSU Cooperative Extension Office

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
Agriculture, State Organization
Greg Traywick
704-482-4365
NCSU Industrial Extension Service

NCSU Industrial Extension Service

IES helps improve, promote, & connect industry to the world-class research of NC State in manufacturing, healthcare, & government service sectors.
1005 Capability Drive, Suite 200, Research III
Raleigh, NC 27606
NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Phil Mintz
919.515.2358
Shelby -Office of City Clerk

Shelby -Office of City Clerk

Contact the Office of the City Clerk for Peddlers Licenses and Special Events Permits.
300 South Washington Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Municipality, City Clerk
Bernadette Parduski
704-484-6801
Shelby -Planning & Development Office

Shelby -Planning & Development Office

The City of Shelby is a full service municipality and we want to help you prosper in your business venture.
315 South Lafayette Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Municipality, Planning & Development Office
Walter Scharer
704 484-6829
Uptown Shelby Main Street Program

Uptown Shelby Main Street Program

Uptown Shelby’s tree-lined streets invite locals and visitors alike to a variety of independent businesses and top-notch attractions.
211 South Trade Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Main Street Program, Government Department, Non-Profit
Audrey Whetton
(704) 484-3100
USDA Business Loans

USDA Business Loans

USDA Business & Industry Loan Guarantee program bolsters the existing private credit structure through the guaranteeing of loans for rural businesses
Guaranteed loans for small businesses.
Bill Tew
919-776-4331 X112

USDA Rural Development

USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service offers programs to support business development and job training opportunities for rural residents.
4405 Bland Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Rural economic development loans and grant programs.
Mel Ellis
919-873-2000