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North Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations

North Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

North Carolina Governor
Roy Cooper

  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Population (2015 Est.): 10,042,802
  • Largest Cities (2015): Charlotte, 827,097; Raleigh, 451,066; Greensboro, 285,342; Durham, 257,636; Winston-Salem, 241,218
  • Targeted Industries: Agribusiness & Food Processing, Business & Financial Services, Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals, Truck & Heavy Equipment, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Information & Communication Technology
  • Key Incentives: Job Development Investment Grants, One North Carolina Fund, Sales & Use Tax Discounts, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), Public Infrastructure Programs, Transportation Programs, Building Reuse Grants, Data Center Incentives
  • GDP (All Industry 2015): $499.4 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce


For the latest North Carolina incentives, click this link.

Winston-Salem Business Inc.

Robert Leak, Jr.
1080 West Fourth Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
P: 336-723-8955
[email protected]

Located in Forsyth County in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Winston-Salem is well suited for business relocation and expansion. Winston-Salem offers a diverse demographic make-up, strong labor force, competitive tax rates and an excellent school system.

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State Listings

  • Carolina Center for Competitive Economics

    Brent Lane
    Executive Director
    The Kenan Center, CB# 3440
    Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3400
    P: 919-962-8871
    [email protected]
  • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

    Tiffany McNeill
    Client Services Manager
    15000 Weston Parkway
    Cary, NC 27513
    P: 919-447-7741
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina Economic Developers Association

    John Peterson
    Executive Director
    1201 Edwards Mill Road, First Floor
    Raleigh, NC 27607
    P: 919-882-1961
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative

    W.A. "Tony" Hayes
    4904 Professional Court, Suite 100
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    P: 919-232-9414
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

    Patrick Woodie
    Acting President
    4021 Carya Drive
    Raleigh, NC 27610
    P: 919-250-4314
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina State Ports Authority

    Jimmy Yokeley
    Director, Community Economic Development (Business Development Dept.)
    P.O. Box 9002
    Wilmington, NC 28402-9002
    P: 910-343-6325
    [email protected]


Utility Listings

  • AT&T

    Venessa Harrison
    President, AT&T North Carolina
    150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 800
    Raleigh, NC 27601
    P: 704-417-7622
    [email protected]
  • Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp.

    Alan Merck
    Director of Key Accounts & Business Development
    1216 Blowing Rock Boulevard
    Lenoir, NC 28645-0112
    P: 828-759-8979
    [email protected]
  • Duke Energy

    Stuart Heishman
    Vice President, Economic & Business Development
    526 South Church Street (EC03ZD)
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    P: 704-382-7195
    [email protected]
  • ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

    Brenda Daniels
    Manager, Economic Development
    1427 Meadow Wood Boulevard
    Raleigh, NC 27604
    P: 919-760-6363
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

    Eddie Miller
    Vice President of member services and community development
    3400 Sumner Blvd.
    Raleigh, NC 27616
    P: 919-875-3049
    [email protected]


Regional Listings

  • Carolinas Gateway Partnership

    John R. Gessaman
    President & CEO
    427 Falls Road
    Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4808
    P: 252-442-0114
    [email protected]
  • Caswell County Regional Economic Development Commission

    Cori Lindsay
    Economic Developer
    144 Court Square, P.O. Box 98
    Yanceyville, NC 27379
    P: 336-694-4013
    [email protected]
  • Centralina Council of Governments

    Mike Manis
    Community & Economic Development Director
    525 North Tryon Street, 12th Floor
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    P: 704-348-2720
    [email protected]
  • Charlotte Regional Partnership

    David Swenson, CEcD
    Senior Vice President, Economic Development Services
    550 South Caldwell Street, Suite 760
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    P: 704-347-8942
    [email protected]
  • Greater Fayetteville Chamber

    Darsweil Rogers
    Interim President & CEO
    159 Maxwell Street
    Fayetteville, NC 28301
    P: 910-433-6761
    [email protected]
  • Lake Norman Regional Economic Development Corporation

    Ryan McDaniels
    Executive Director
    10115 Kincey Avenue, Suite 148
    Huntersville, NC 28078
    P: 704-992-2300
    [email protected]
  • North Carolina's Southeast

    Joe Melvin
    Director of Business Development
    707 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 2556
    Elizabethtown, NC 28337
    P: 800-787-1333
    [email protected]
  • Piedmont Triad Partnership

    David M. Powell
    President & CEO
    416 Gallimore Dairy Road, Suite M
    Greensboro, NC 27409
    P: 336-369-2208
    [email protected]
  • Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

    Anna Penner
    Director, Business Development
    12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park
    Durham, NC 27709
    P: 919-549-8181
    [email protected]
  • Research Triangle Regional Partnership

    Debbie Lilly, CEcD
    VP, Business Development
    RDU Center, 1000 Trade Drive, Suite 124 (P.O. Box 80756)
    RDU International Airport, NC 27623
    P: 919-334-4072
    [email protected]
  • RowanWorks (Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission)

    Scott Shelton
    Interim Executive Director
    204 East Innes Street, Suite 220
    Salisbury, NC 28144
    P: 704-637-5526
    [email protected]
  • Statesville Regional Development

    C. Michael Smith
    Executive Director
    116 North Center Street, Suite 101
    Statesville, NC 28677
    P: 704-871-1142, ext. 202
    [email protected]


County Listings

  • Ashe County Economic Development

    Cory Osborne
    Assistant Director of Economic Development
    150 Government Circle, Suite 2500
    Jefferson, NC 28640
    P: 336-846-5535
    [email protected]
  • Asheville-Buncombe Economic Development Coalition

    Ben Teague
    Senior VP/Executive Director
    36 Montford Avenue
    Asheville, NC 28801
    P: 828-258-6130
    [email protected]
  • Beaufort County Economic Development Commission

    Robert "Bob" Heuts
    Executive Director
    705 Page Road
    Washington, NC 27889
    P: 252-946-3970
    [email protected]
  • Burke Development, Inc. (BDI)

    Scott Darnell
    President & Executive Director
    2128 South Sterling Street, Suite 150
    Morganton, NC 28655
    P: 828-764-9370
    [email protected]
  • Carteret Economic Development Council

    Greg Lewis
    Interim Executive Director
    Commerce Development Center, 3615 Arendell Street
    Morehead City, NC 28557
    P: 252-222-6122
    [email protected]
  • Catawba County Economic Development Corporation

    Julie Pruett
    Director, Business Recruitment
    1960-B 13th Avenue Drive SE, P.O. Box 3388
    Hickory, NC 28603
    P: 828-267-1564
    [email protected]
  • Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce

    Bill Watson
    200 South Lafayette Street
    Shelby, NC 28150
    P: 704-487-8521
    [email protected]
  • Duplin County Economic Development Corporation

    James Wolfe
    Executive Director
    260 Airport Road
    Kenansville, NC 28349-0929
    P: 910-296-2180
    [email protected]
  • Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County

    Deborah Murray
    Executive Director
    1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, P.O. Box 2888
    Lenoir, NC 28645
    P: 828-728-0768
    [email protected]
  • Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)

    Robert Van Geons
    President & CEO
    2723 Fort Bragg Road, Suite 108
    Fayetteville, NC 28305
    P: 910-678-7644
    [email protected]
  • Gaston County Economic Development Commission

    Donny Hicks
    Executive Director
    620 North Main Street, P.O. Box 2339
    Belmont, NC 28012
    P: 704-825-4046
    [email protected]
  • Harnett County Economic Development Commission

    Tommy Burns
    County Manager
    102 East Front Street
    Lillington, NC 27546
    P: 910-893-7555
    [email protected]
  • Haywood County Economic Development Commission

    Mark B Clasby
    Executive Director
    144 Industrial Park Dr.
    Waynesville, NC 28786
    P: 828-456-3737
    [email protected]
  • Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

    Andrew T. Tate
    President & CEO
    330 North King Street
    Hendersonville, NC 28792
    P: 828-692-6373
    [email protected]
  • Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development

    Sheila Pierce
    Executive Director
    1099 Gum Branch Road
    Jacksonville, NC 28540
    P: 910-347-3141, ext. 228
    [email protected]
  • Lee County Economic Development

    Jane Wesley
    Administrative Assistant
    5825 Clyde Rhyne Drive, P.O. Box 1968
    Sanford, NC 27331-1968
    P: 919-774-8439
    [email protected]
  • Lincoln Economic Development Association

    Cliff Brumfield
    Executive Director
    502 East Main Street
    Lincolnton, NC 28092
    P: 704-732-1511, ext. 4
    [email protected]
  • Orange County Economic Development

    Steve Brantley
    131 West Margaret Lane
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
    P: 919-245-2326
    [email protected]
  • Person County Economic Development

    Stuart C. Gilbert
    304 South Morgan Street
    Roxboro, NC 27573
    P: 336-597-1752
    [email protected]
  • Rutherford County Economic Development Commission

    Tom Johnson, CEcD, HLM
    Interim Director
    142 East Main Street, Suite 100
    Forest City, NC 28043
    P: 828-287-6200
    [email protected]
  • Stanly County Economic Development Commission

    Andy Lucas
    County Manager
    1000 North First Street, Suite 11
    Albemarle, NC 28001
    P: 704-986-3682
    [email protected]
  • Stokes County Economic Development

    Alan Wood
    1014 Main Street
    Danbury, NC 27016
    P: 336-593-2496
    [email protected]
  • Surry County Economic Development Partnership, Inc.

    Todd Tucker
    1218 State Street, P.O. Box 7128
    Mount Airy, NC 27030
    P: 336-401-9900
    [email protected]
  • Wake County Economic Development (WCED)

    Adrienne Cole
    Executive Director
    800 South Salisbury Street, P.O. Box 2978
    Raleigh, NC 27602-2978
    P: 919-664-7041
    [email protected]
  • Wilkes Economic Development Corporation

    Jeff Garstka, CEcD
    213 Ninth Street
    North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
    P: 336-838-1501
    [email protected]


City Listings

  • Cary Chamber of Commerce

    Kyle Greer
    Vice President, Economic Development
    307 North Academy Street
    Cary, NC 27513
    P: 919-467-1016
    [email protected]
  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

    Jeffrey L. Edge, CEcD
    Senior Vice President, Economic Development
    330 South Tryon Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    P: 704-378-1307
    [email protected]
  • Charlotte Economic Development Committee

    Ron Kimble
    Deputy City Manager
    600 East 4th Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202
    P: 704-336-7600
    [email protected]
  • Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development

    Grace Dzidzienyo
    Senior Manager, Economic Development
    807 East Main Street, Suite 5-100
    Durham, NC 27701
    P: 919-560-4965, ext. 15206
    [email protected]
  • Monroe Economic Development

    R. Christopher Plate
    3900 Paul J. Helms Drive
    Monroe, NC 28110
    P: 704-282-5780
    [email protected]
  • Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation

    Russ Rogerson
    Executive Director
    151 East Iredell Avenue
    Mooresville, NC 28115
    P: 704-664-6922
    [email protected]
  • Raleigh Economic Development

    James Sauls
    Economic Development Manager
    One Exchange Plaza, Suite 707
    Raleigh, NC 27602
    P: 919-996-2707
    [email protected]
  • The Greensboro Partnership

    Brent Christensen
    President & CEO
    342 North Elm Street
    Greensboro, NC 27401
    P: 336-387-8303
    [email protected]
  • Town of Holly Springs

    Jenny Mizelle, CEcD
    Economic Development Director
    128 South Main Street, P.O. Box 8
    Holly Springs, NC 27540
    P: 919-557-3906
    [email protected]
  • Winston-Salem Business Inc.

    Robert Leak, Jr.
    1080 West Fourth Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27101
    P: 336-723-8955
    [email protected]