State agencies.


N.C. Department of Commerce

919-814-4600 *

The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state's lead agency for economic, community and workforce development. NCDOC works with local, regional, national and international organizations to fulfill its mission to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians. The department provides local communities with grants and planning services to spur infrastructure development and economic growth and administers the state's economic incentive programs. NCDOC ialso is responsible for recruiting companies to the state, helping existing North Carolina companies expand, encouraging business startups, enabling companies to export and marketing North Carolina as a business and visitor destination. The department also publishes data, statistics, information and reports for citizens and policymakers interested in the state's economy.

N.C. State University's Industry Expansion Solutions

800-227-0264 *

Industry Expansion Solutions, an outreach and extension organization affiliated with the N.C. State College of Engineering, was established in 1955 to help North Carolina industries grow and prosper. IES' tailored solutions, university and community connections, and engineering know-how can help companies stay abreast of the latest technologies and best practices in engineering and business management. Its mission is to help business owners increase productivity, efficiency, safety and quality, with expertise in lean enterprise and quality initiatives such as ISO management systems and Six Sigma, environmental and energy concerns, and safety and health management.

N.C. Division of Employment Security

919-707-1150 *

The N.C. Division of Employment Security oversees state and federal unemployment tax collections and payment of unemployment insurance benefits. Business owners can use the Employment Security website to file their Quarterly Tax and Wage Reports, apply for an unemployment insurance tax account number and make tax payments.

N.C. Secretary of State's Office Corporations Division

919-807-2225 *

The Corporations Division is responsible for the examination, custody and maintenance of the legal documents filed by more than 400,000 corporations, limited partnerships and limited liability companies. The office ensures uniform compliance with the statutes governing the creation of business entities, records the information...

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