Business Resources

Contact information has been listed below for organizations that may be of benefit to you and your business. Please visit our "Helpful Phone Numbers" page for contact information on various community organizations that might also be of benefit.


Some of the information below has been obtained from the following organizations' websites.

BBB of Eastern North Carolina

5540 Munford Rd., Ste. 130, Raleigh, NC 27612-2655

919-277-4222 Phone

919-277-4221 Fax


Central Carolina Community College

764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC  27312

919-542-6495    1-800-682-8353

502 W. Third Street, Siler City, NC  27344


Mark Hall, Acting Provost

Dr. T. Eston "Bud" Marchant, III, CCCC President

Chatham County
12 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

919-545-8300 P

919-542-8272 F

Charlie Horne, County Manager

Renee Paschal, Assistant County Manager


Chatham County Economic Development Corporation

118 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 


Kyle Touchstone, President

Jamie Vaughn, Vice President

Ben Townsend, Business Services Manager

Alyssa Kisthardt, Communication Specialist 

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency for Chatham County. The EDC is a 501(c)3 economic development non-profit that provides support to businesses with relocation and expansion plans and markets Chatham County as the preferred location for emerging growth companies.


Chatham County NC Cooperative Extension

45 South Street Pittsboro NC 27312

919-542-8202 P

919-542-8246 F

Sam Groce, Director


Cooperative Extension is a part of a nationwide educational system which involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state land-grant university system and county government.  Extension programs often enhance the work of other government and nonprofit agencies which join together to improve the quality of life for county residents.  North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides a broad range of educational programs that are of benefit to farmers, rural and urban residents, community leaders, homemakers, parents and youth.

Chatham County Planning Department

12 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

919-545-8204 P

919-542-8272 F

Jason Sullivan, Planning Director

Chatham County Small Business Center

CCCC Campus, Building 1, Room 209

764 West Street, Pittsboro, 27312

(919) 545-8013   

Jonathan Spoon, Small Business Center Coordinator

Free business counseling and training

Excellent resource for those interested in starting a business or already in business


Employment Security Commission

205 Chatham Square, Siler City , NC 27344 


Jobs Line: 800.768.5627

1909 Lee Avenue, Sanford , NC 27330 



Good Work Raleigh

P.O. Box 6013, Raleigh, NC  27628


John Parker, Executive Director


Trains, coaches, guides, and supports potential and start-up entrepreneurs, business owners, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs to be self-reliant, entrepreneurial, and collaborative.


North Carolina Department of Commerce

301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058




The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state's leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national and international companies. The department’s mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians. The mission is carried out by serving existing business and industry, including providing international trade assistance; recruiting new jobs and domestic and foreign investment; encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation; marketing North Carolina and its brand; supporting workforce development; strengthening communities; and promoting tourism, film and sports development. The Department also provides data, statistics, information and reports for state government and agencies, which regulate commerce in the state.


Pittsboro Business Association

P.O. Box 107, Pittsboro NC 27312


1st Sunday Contact, Ira Planner

Kitty Mecham

Greg Lewis


Membership organization dedicated to supporting the businesses in Pittsboro through promotions, beautification and advertising organizations.


Pittsboro Planning Department

Town Hall, 635 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

919-542-4621, ext. 34

919-542-8272 F

Stuart Bass, Planning Director{FF5B2EDF-6CFB-4080-BF82-FEC091D9A5D8}

Research Triangle Regional Partnership

RDU International Airport, NC 27623-0756
1000 Trade Dr., Suite 124


The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) is a business-driven, public-private partnership dedicated to keeping the 13-county Research Triangle Region economically competitive through business, government and educational collaboration.


RTRP comprises economic development agencies across the region, who work with the N.C. Department of Commerce and a wide range of partners to market the 13-county region for new investment and direct strategic efforts to ensure the region remains economically competitive.



104 South Estes Drive, Ste. 102, Chapel Hill, NC 27514


Larry Ross


SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA. SCORE Chapel Hill is one of 389 chapters nationwide. Both working and retired executive and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors.


Self Help

301 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701




Self-Help is a community development lender, credit union, and real estate developer that works with individuals, organizations and communities traditionally underserved by conventional markets. The funds that support our work come from deposits, grants, and other investments made by individuals and institutions across the U.S.


Siler City Merchants Association

208 E. Raleigh Street  Siler City, NC  27344



A group or retail businesses in and around Siler City working together to build the best business climate possible.


Siler City Planning Department

311 N. Second Avenue, Siler City, NC


Jack Meadows, Town Planner


Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)

5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600,Raleigh, NC  27601-1348

919-715-7272    800-258-0862

Ron Ilinitch, Regional Director


Helping North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984.  Most SBTDC services are free of charge.  SBTDC specialists provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses throughout North Carolina.