Public/private nonprofits.


North Carolina Biotechnology Center

919-541-9366 *

The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1981 as the United States' first statewide initiative in biotechnology. The center's primary focus is to strengthen the biotechnology research capabilities of the state's universities; assist biotechnology business development; educate the public about the science, issues and application of biotechnology; encourage collaborations among the state's universities, industry and government; and strengthen North Carolina's national and international leadership in biotechnology.

Regional offices: Piedmont Triad 336-725-6672 (Winston-Salem)

Eastern N.C. 252-328-9981 (Greenville) Southeastern N.C. 910-763-5747 (Wilmington)

Greater Charlotte 704-687-8563 (Charlotte) Western N.C. 828-290-1432 (Candler)

N.C. Rural Economic Development Center

919-250-4314 *

The Rural Center's mission is to develop, promote and implement economic development strategies that improve the quality of life of North Carolinians in the state's 85 rural counties, with a special focus on individuals with low to moderate incomes and communities with limited resources. Key programs include capital access and microenterprise funding initiatives, entrepreneur and youth business counseling and a leadership development institute.

Council for Entrepreneurial Development

919-549-7500 *

The CEO provides education, mentoring and capital formation resources to new and existing high-growth entrepreneurs through annual conferences, forums, workshops and programs on entrepreneurial management and finance.

Veteran's Business Outreach Center

910-672-2683 *

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VB0C) Program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. Located at Fayetteville State University, the VBOC serves all of North Carolina.

North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development

919-956-8889 *

NCIMED--the only organization of its kind in the country--offers 30 years of experience helping clients harness the power of diversity to achieve business and economic objectives. They bring deep industry knowledge of how to help business owners turn...

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