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

info@raleigh.bbb.org

complaints@raleigh.bbb.org

business@raleigh.bbb.org


 

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

919-742-2715

Mark Hall, Acting Provost

mhall188@cccc.edu

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

tmarc489@cccc.edu

www.cccc.edu



Chatham County
12 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312

919-545-8300 P

919-542-8272 F

Charlie Horne, County Manager

charlie.horne@chathamnc.org

Renee Paschal, Assistant County Manager

renee.paschal@chathamnc.org

www.chathamnc.org


 

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation

118 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312 

919-542-8274  

Dianne Reid, President  

dreid@chathamedc.org

Jamie Vaughn, Vice President

JVaughn@chathamedc.org

Ben Townsend, Business Services Manager

btownsend@chathamedc.org

Alyssa Byrd, Communication Specialist
abyrd@chathamedc.org

www.chathamedc.org 


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

sam.groce@chathamnc.org

http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/

 

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

jason.sullivan@chathamnc.org

www.chathamnc.org



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

jspoo035@cccc.edu

www.chathamsbc.com


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 

919-742-7454 

Jobs Line: 800.768.5627

esc.jobs.silercity@ncesc.gov

1909 Lee Avenue, Sanford , NC 27330 

919-775-.2241 

esc.jobs.sanford@ncesc.gov


 

Good Work Raleigh

P.O. Box 6013, Raleigh, NC  27628

919-682-8473

John Parker, Executive Director

johnp@goodwork.org

www.goodwork.org

 

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

919-807-4280

800-228-8443

info@nccommerce.com

http://www.nccommerce.com/

 

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

919-533-6336

1st Sunday Contact, Ira Planner

ira@nchopsandrootsfest.com

Kitty Mecham

Greg Lewis

downtown.pittsboro@gmail.com

www.enjoypittsboro.com

 

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

swbass@pittsboronc.gov

http://pittsboronc.gov/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC={FF5B2EDF-6CFB-4080-BF82-FEC091D9A5D8}



Research Triangle Regional Partnership

RDU International Airport, NC 27623-0756
1000 Trade Dr., Suite 124
919-840-7372
rtrp@researchtriangle.org

www.researchtriangle.org

 

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.


 

SCORE

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

919-968-6894

Larry Ross

lawrence.ross@scorevolunteer.org

http://www.scorechapelhill.org

 

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

919-956-4400

800-476-7428

centralinfo@self-help.org

https://www.self-help.org/business-and-nonprofit-loans/loan-products-1/chatham-county-loan-fund

 

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

919-742-4033

zoannscma10@yahoo.com

www.silercitymerchants.org

 

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

919-742-2323

Jack Meadows, Town Planner

jack.meadows@embarqmail.com

www.silercity.org

 

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

rIlinitch@sbtdc.org

www.sbtdc.org

 

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.