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
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 Kings Mountain

City of Kings Mountain

The City of Kings Mountain has a manager/council form of government. City Council is the policy making and legislative body of the city government.
101 W. Gold Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Municipality
(704) 734-0333
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
City Startup Labs Charlotte

City Startup Labs Charlotte

City Startup Labs entrepreneurs move through modules on conditioning, entrepreneurial mindset, critical-thinking, team-building, & business planning.
PORTAL Building, 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd
Charlotte, NC 28233
Netwrok
Henry Rock
(704) 807-3000
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 -Tax Administration

Cleveland County -Tax Administration

Cleveland County Tax Administration Office Collection addresses property taxes, special assessments, and beer/wine permits.
311 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Municipality, Tax Administration
Necole Richard
704-484-4843
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 Economic Development Partnership

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership

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
Economic Development
Kristin Reece
704-669-4701
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
Brian Epley
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 $50,000 for the year following the year of application.
311 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
County Tax
Chris Green
704-484-4845
CLT Joules

CLT Joules

Not-for-profit accelerator providing entrepreneurs with key connections and tools to develop successful clean energy companies
204C PORTAL Building, UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28233
Networking
Bob Irvin
 (704) 458-4188
IMAF Charlotte

IMAF Charlotte

IMAF-Charlotte's strength lies in its members – a group of highly successful men and women, residing or having interest in the greater Charlotte Region.  The membership represents a variety of professional experiences and include those having direct experience in high growth industries and technologies.
719 Angelica Circle
Cary, NC 27518
Seed-stage angel capital fund
N/A
N/A
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
Kings Mountain -Planning Department

Kings Mountain -Planning Department

The Planning Department administers and implements programs that involve land uses in the city or the extraterritorial land use jurisdiction area.
101 W Gold Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Planning and Economic Development Department, Government Department
Steve Killian
704-734-4595
Matchforce

Matchforce

The portal supports the NCMBC's goals to retain federal revenues and create jobs by: expanding government contracting with NC companies; integrating transitioning military and military family members into the state workforce; and recruiting additional defense-related industries to North Carolina.
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Supports the NCMBC's goals to retain federal revenues and create jobs
(Online web-based)
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National Endowment of the Arts

National Endowment of the Arts

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
Non profit
Niki Jacobs
(202) 682-5403
NC DENR -Recycling Business Assistance Center

NC DENR -Recycling Business Assistance Center

The NC DENR Recycling Business Assistance Center provides resources and information on recycling business development assistance.
610 East Center Ave., Suite 301, Mooresville, NC 28115
Recycling/environmental
Marcia Allocco
704-235-2107
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
Queen City FinTech Charlotte

Queen City FinTech Charlotte

Providing world class mentorship and capital to fintech startups from around the globe; all in the heart of financial services hub Charlotte, NC.
222 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Funding
Dan Roselli
(980) 505-7455
Rev Tech Labs

Rev Tech Labs

The three-month program focuses on early-stage mobile, software and web companies. RevTech Labs provides free work space, mentorship and programming all geared toward revolutionary technology startups.
222 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Networking
Dan Roselli
(980) 505-7455
SCORE

SCORE

Workshops and events are offered to entrepreneurs. Webinars and mentoring offer support to start-up businesses.
6302 Fairview Rd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
Free one on one mentoring to business owners and entrepreneurs.
VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS
704-344-6576
South Carolina Angel Network/Upstate Angels

South Carolina Angel Network/Upstate Angels

investment sourcing, regional syndication, angel group development, and investor education
Early stage capital formation in South Carolina.
(Online web-based)
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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