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
Central Carolina Community College
764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
502 W. Third Street, Siler City, NC 27344
Mark Hall, Acting Provost
Dr. T. Eston "Bud" Marchant, III, CCCC President
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
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 Small Business Center
CCCC Campus, Building 1, Room 209
764 West Street, Pittsboro, 27312
Jonathan Spoon, Small Business Center Coordinator
Free business counseling and training
Excellent resource for those interested in starting a business or already in business
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.
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
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.
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.
Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600,Raleigh, NC 27601-1348
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.