time to thank our sponsors.
(Small Business and Technology Development Center)
The North Carolina Small Business and Technology
Development Center (SBTDC) helps small business owners (and
those interested in starting a business) meet the challenges of
today's business environment, manage that ever-changing world,
and plan for the future of their business. We do this by
providing management counseling and educational services to
small and mid-sized businesses throughout North Carolina from
offices across the state — each affiliated with a
college or university. Our mission is to help North Carolina
businesses grow and create new jobs within the state. Most of
our services are free of charge, and all SBTDC services are
The Marine Trades Services is an
industry-specific program of the SBTDC.
Energy is a major utility with nearly 3 million customers,
serving multiple states in the Southeastern USA. Through
its subsidiaries, Progress provides electricity and natural
gas to a large area of North Carolina. Additionally, Progress
provides electricity to areas of South Carolina and Florida.
Progress Energy partners with existing business and industrial
customers to ensure their service needs are met. Through
their Economic Development Department, Progress works
aggressively with prospective new business customers to
assist them in their site search.
the nation's 20th largest utility, Progress Energy has the
technical resources to address unique challenges that their
customers may experience. Progress is committed to growing
the economic well being of the service area and
improving the quality of life for the people in the
communities that they serve.
Brunswick, Carteret-Craven, Four County, and Jones-Onslow
– are Electric
Cooperatives servicing coastal North
Carolina that offer a variety of assistance
for new and expanding business in the marine
trade field. These
services include location assistance, financial
incentives through zero interest loans, available buildings and
sites and special ED rate design and analysis. Additional help
is available in
the form of: Power quality analysis, emergency power
services, lighting services, and bill consolidation. We are
proud of our role in Economic Development and the employment
is offered to the citizens of our areas; we believe our
service is second to none.
of North Carolina, Inc. connects you to a lot more than power.
Our economic developers, along with our municipal personnel, will
provide a range of services designed to facilitate new and
expanding industry development. Marketing support, power and
rate consultants, economic data, location information and
skilled staff are resources ready to help attract and retain
will soon become evident that with ElectriCities, you're
connecting to powerful local resources. ElectriCities and its 99
Municipal Public Power System communities offer a single point
of contact for all of your utility needs as well as zoning,
permitting and site planning requirements. Most of our
communities offer a low cost utility package that includes
reliable electric service along with adequate water and
wastewater treatment. A few of our larger communities also
provide natural gas service.
needs doing, you'll find a commitment from ElectriCities as your
single point-of-contact to get the job done. "
Duke Power, we’ve been helping the Piedmont region of North
and South Carolina grow since 1904. As Duke Energy's franchised
electric utility, we're committed to providing your business
with a continuous flow of service and expertise -– to respond
quickly to new opportunities and to help you bring higher
quality, greater production and increased efficiencies to your
business. As you begin to locate or expand your plant or
facility in the Carolinas, we invite you to look to us for
expert guidance and customized services.
material found in this website is based on work supported by the
US Small Business Administration (SBA). Any opinions, findings,
conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.