North Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations
North Carolina Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

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North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

North Carolina Governor
Roy Cooper

  • Capital: Raleigh
  • Population (2018 Est.): 10,383,620
  • Largest Cities (2018): Charlotte, 872,498; Raleigh, 469,298; Greensboro, 294,722; Durham, 274,291; Winston-Salem, 246,328
  • Targeted Industries: Biotech & Pharmaceuticals, Automotive, Aerospace & Defense, Agribusiness & Food Processing, Business & Financial Services, Information & Communication Technology, Truck & Heavy Equipment
  • Key Incentives: Job Development Investment Grants, One North Carolina Fund, Sales & Use Tax Exemptions, Public Infrastructure & Transportation Programs, Building Reuse Grants, Workforce Development & Customized Training Programs, Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ), Data Center Incentives, 2.5% Corporate Income Tax, Single Sales Factor Apportionment
  • GDP (All Industry 2018): $563.7 billion*

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

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ElectriCities of North Carolina, Inc.

Brenda Daniels
Manager, Economic & Community Development
1427 Meadow Wood Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27604
919-760-6363
[email protected]
www.electricities.com

Prequalified, shovel-ready ElectriCities Smart Sites are a smart choice for businesses ready to grow now. Faster construction, less risk and their locations in North Carolina’s public power cities and towns provide benefits beyond the state’s top-rated business climate.

ElectriCities of North Carolina

Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

Kevin J. Baker
Executive Director
1000A Ted Johnson Parkway
Greensboro, NC 27409
336-665-5600
[email protected]
www.landatpti.com

Located in the heart of North Carolina, with more than 1,000 acres available, the Piedmont Triad International Airport is at the “Center of an Aerospace Transformation”.

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State Listings

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina


EDPNC Client Services
15000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513
919-447-7744
[email protected]
www.edpnc.com

North Carolina Biotechnology Center

Bill Bullock
Senior Vice President of Economic Development & Statewide Operations
15 T.W. Alexander Drive, P.O. Box 13547
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3547
919-541-9366
[email protected]
www.ncbiotech.org

North Carolina Department of Commerce

Susan Fleetwood
Executive Director of Economic Development
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-1058
919-814-4600
s[email protected]
www.nccommerce.com

North Carolina Economic Development Association

Lawrence Bivins
Managing Director, Policy & Public Affairs
P.O. Box 30934
Raleigh, NC 27622
888-246-2332
[email protected]
www.nceda.org

North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.

Patrick Woodie
President & CEO
4021 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-250-4314
[email protected]
www.ncruralcenter.org

North Carolina State Ports Authority

Laura G. Blair
Vice President of Administration & External Affairs
2202 Burnett Boulevard
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-1621
[email protected]
www.ncports.com


Utility Listings

AT&T North Carolina

Trey Rabon
President
150 Fayetteville Street, Suite 800
Raleigh, NC 27601
919-835-1448
[email protected]
northcarolina.att.com

Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp.

Jason Lingle
Director of Innovative Energy Solutions
1216 Blowing Rock Boulevard
Lenoir, NC 28645-0112
828-759-8979
[email protected]
www.blueridgeemc.com/economic-development

Duke Energy

John Geib
Lead, Economic Development
526 South Church Street (EC03ZD)
Charlotte, NC 28202
336-632-3832
[email protected]
locationdukeenergy.com

North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives

Eddie Miller
Vice President of Member Services & Community Development
3400 Sumner Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27616
919-875-3049
[email protected]
www.ncelectriccooperatives.com


Regional Listings

Carolinas Gateway Partnership

Norris Tolson
President & CEO
427 Falls Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804-4808
252-442-6120
[email protected]
www.econdev.org

Caswell County Office of Economic Development

Cori Lindsay
Economic Developer
339 Wall Street
Yanceyville, NC 27379
336-694-4013
[email protected]
www.caswellcountync.gov

Centralina Council of Governments

Mike Manis
Community & Economic Development Director
525 North Tryon Street, 12th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-348-2720
[email protected]
www.centralina.org

Greater Fayetteville Chamber

Christine Michaels
President & CEO
159 Maxwell Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-433-6761
[email protected]
www.faybiz.com

Greenville – Eastern North Carolina Alliance

Steve Weathers
President & CEO
P.O. Box 1714
Greenville, NC 27835
252-751-6018
[email protected]
www.encalliance.com

Lake Norman Economic Development

Ryan McDaniels
Executive Director
8600 Sum Furr Road, Suite 100
Huntersville, NC 28078
980-389-4458
[email protected]
www.lnedc.com

NCEast Alliance

Vann Rogerson
Interim President & CEO
119 West Water Street
Edenton, NC 27932
252-689-6496
[email protected]
nceast.org

North Carolina's Southeast

Joe Melvin
Director of Business Development
707 West Broad Street, P.O. Box 2556
Elizabethtown, NC 28337
800-787-1333
[email protected]
www.ncse.org

Piedmont Triad Partnership

Stan Kelly
President & CEO
416 Gallimore Dairy Road, Suite M
Greensboro, NC 27409
336-668-4556
[email protected]
www.piedmonttriadnc.com

Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina

Scott Levitan
President & CEO
12 Davis Drive, Research Triangle Park
Durham, NC 27709
919-549-8181
[email protected]
www.rtp.org

Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Ryan Combs
Executive Director
2626 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 170
Raleigh, NC 27608
919-670-2819
[email protected]
www.researchtriangle.org

Rowan Economic Development Council

Rodney A. Crider, CCE, CEcD
President & CEO
204 East Innes Street, Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144
704-637-5526
[email protected]
www.rowanedc.com

Statesville Regional Development

Russ Rogerson
Executive Director
116 North Center Street
Statesville, NC 28677
704-871-0062, ext. 202
[email protected]
www.statesvilleregion.com

Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments (UCPCOG)

Robert Hiett
Executive Director
121 West Nash Street
Wilson, NC 27893
252-234-5952
[email protected]
www.ucpcog.org


County Listings

Ashe County Economic Development

Cathy Poe Barr, MBA
Director
150 Government Circle, Suite 2500
Jefferson, NC 28640
336-846-5535
[email protected]
www.ashencedc.com

Asheville-Buncombe County Economic Development Coalition

Ryan Regan
Director of Business Development
36 Montford Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
828-258-6130
[email protected]
www.ashevillechamber.org

Beaufort County Economic Development

Martyn Johnson
Director
705 Page Road
Washington, NC 27889
252-946-3970
[email protected]
www.beaufortedc.com

Brunswick Business & Industry Development

William S. “Bill” Early
Executive Director
1175 Turlington Avenue, Suite 202
Leland, NC 28451
910-408-1603
[email protected]
www.brunswickbid.com

Burke Development, Inc. (BDI)

Alan Wood
President & CEO
2128 South Sterling Street, Suite 150
Morganton, NC 28655
828-764-9372
[email protected]com
www.burkedevinc.com

Cabarrus Economic Development Corporation

Page Castrodale
Executive Director
57 Union Street South
Concord, NC 28025
704-703-1725
[email protected]
www.cabarrusedc.com

Camden Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

Charlie Bauman
Economic Developer
330 East Highway 158
Camden, NC 27921
252-338-6363, ext. 103
[email protected]
www.camdencountync.gov

Carteret County Economic Development

Don Kirkman
Director
3615 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
252-222-6121
[email protected]
crystalcoasted.com

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation

Julie Pruett
Director, Business Recruitment
1960-B 13th Avenue Drive SE, P.O. Box 3388
Hickory, NC 28603
828-267-1564
[email protected]
www.catawbaedc.org

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation

Alyssa Byrd
President
964 East Street
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8278
[email protected]
www.chathamedc.org

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership (CCEDP)

Kristin Reese
Executive Director
LeGrand Center, 1800 East Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
704-669-4701
[email protected]
www.ccedp.com

Duplin County Economic Development Corporation

Greg Eloshway
Executive Director
260 Airport Road
Kenansville, NC 28349-0929
910-296-2180
[email protected]
www.duplinedc.com

Economic Development Commission of Caldwell County

Deborah Murray
Executive Director
1909 Hickory Boulevard SE, P.O. Box 2888
Lenoir, NC 28645
828-728-0768
[email protected]
www.caldwelledc.org

Fayetteville Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)

Robert Van Geons
President & CEO
201 Hay Street, Suite 401A
Fayetteville, NC 28301
910-500-6464
[email protected]
www.fayedc.com

Franklin County Economic Development Commission

Richie Duncan
Economic Development Director
228 Park Avenue
Youngsville, NC 27596
919-554-1863
[email protected]
www.franklincountync.us/services/edc

Gaston County Economic Development Commission

Donny Hicks
Executive Director
620 North Main Street, P.O. Box 2339
Belmont, NC 28012
704-825-4046
[email protected]
www.gaston.org

Granville County Economic Development Commission

Harry Mills
Economic Development Director
310 Williamsboro Street, P.O. Box 26
Oxford, NC 27565
919-693-5911
[email protected]
www.granvillecounty.org/businesses/economic-development/

Greater Winston-Salem, Inc.

Mark Owens
President & CEO
411 West Fourth Street, Suite 211
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-728-9226
[email protected]
www.winstonsalem.com

Harnett County Economic Development

Debbie Taylor, CEcD
Marketing & Business Recruitment Manager
200 Alexander Drive
Lillington, NC 27546
910-814-6891
[email protected]
www.harnettedc.org

Haywood Economic Development Council

CeCe Hipps, CCE, IOM
Haywood Chamber President
28 Walnut Street, Suite 4
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-3021
[email protected]
www.haywoodedc.org

Henderson County Partnership for Economic Development

Brittany K. J. Brady
President
330 North King Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
828-243-4399
[email protected]
www.gohendersoncountync.org

Henderson-Vance County Economic Development Commission

Benny Finch
Interim Director
326 South Garnet Street
Henderson, NC 27536
252-492-2094
[email protected]
vancecountyedc.com

Jacksonville Onslow Economic Development

Mark Sutherland
Executive Director
1099 Gum Branch Road
Jacksonville, NC 28540
910-939-7023
[email protected]
www.joednc.com

Johnston County Economic Development Office

Chris Johnson
Economic Development Director
3149 Swift Creek Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
919-205-1232
[email protected]
www.jcnced.com

Lincoln Economic Development Association

Cliff Brumfield
Executive Director
502 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
704-732-1511, ext. 4
[email protected]
www.lincolneda.org

McDowell Economic Development Association, Inc. (MEDA)

Chuck Abernathy
Executive Director
Universal Building, 634 College Drive
Marion, NC 28752
828-652-9391
[email protected]
www.mcdowellgov.com

Monroe-Union County Economic Development

R. Christopher Platé
Director
3509 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
704-282-5780
[email protected]
www.developmonroe.com

Nash County

Andy Hagy
Economic Development Director
120 West Washington Street
Nashville, NC 27856
252-462-2737
[email protected]
selectnashnc.com

Orange County Economic Development

Steve Brantley
Director
131 West Margaret Lane
Hillsborough, NC 27278
919-245-2326
[email protected]
www.co.orange.nc.us

Pamlico County Office of Economic Development

Beth Bucksot
Director
Pamlico County Courthouse, 202 Main Street
Bayboro, NC 28515
252-745-3081
[email protected]
www.pamlicocounty.org

Person County Economic Development Commission

Sherry Wilborn
Economic Development Director
303 South Morgan Street
Roxboro, NC 27573
336-597-1752
[email protected]
www.personcountyedc.com

Pitt County Development Commission

Kelly Andrews
Executive Director
111 South Washington Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-902-2075
[email protected]
www.locateincarolina.com

Richmond County Economic Development

Martie Butler
Management Analyst/Economic Developer
1401 Fayetteville Road, P.O. Box 504
Rockingham, NC 28380
910-997-8190
[email protected]
www.richmondnced.com

Rutherford County Economic Development Commission

Tom Johnson, CEcD, HLM
President
142 East Main Street, Suite 100
Forest City, NC 28043
828-287-6200
[email protected]
www.rutherfordncedc.com

Sanford Area Growth Alliance

Bob Joyce
Economic Development Executive Director
115 Chatham Street
Sanford, NC 27330
919-774-8439
[email protected]
www.growsanfordnc.com

Stanly County Economic Development Commission

Candice Boyd Lowder
Director
1000 North First Street, Suite 11
Albemarle, NC 28001
704-986-3682
[email protected]
www.stanlyedc.org

Stokes County Economic Development

Will Carter
Director
1014 Main Street
Danbury, NC 27016
336-593-2497
[email protected]
www.stokesedc.com

Surry County Economic Development Partnership, Inc.

Todd Tucker
President
1218 State Street, P.O. Box 7128
Mount Airy, NC 27030
336-401-9900
[email protected]
www.surryedp.com

Wake County Economic Development (WCED)

Michael Haley
Executive Director
800 South Salisbury Street, P.O. Box 2978
Raleigh, NC 27602-2978
919-664-7042
[email protected]
www.raleigh-wake.org

Warren County Economic Development Commission

Stacy Woodhouse
Economic Development Director
501 US Highway 158 Business E
Warrenton, NC 27589
252-257-3114
[email protected]
www.warrencountync.org

Wilkes Economic Development Corporation

LeeAnn Nixon
President
213 Ninth Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
336-838-1501
[email protected]
www.wilkesedc.com


City Listings

Cary Chamber of Commerce

Mark Lawson
VP of Economic Development
307 North Academy Street
Cary, NC 27513
919-467-1016
[email protected]
www.carychamber.com

Charlotte Economic Development

Kevin Dick
Director
600 East Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704-336-3380
[email protected]
www.charlottenc.gov

City of Raleigh

Veronica Creech
Director, Office of Economic Development
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 727
Raleigh, NC 27602
919-996-2707
[email protected]
www.raleigh4u.com

Durham Office of Economic & Workforce Development

Andre Pettigrew
Director
807 East Main Street, Suite 5-100
Durham, NC 27701
919-560-4965
[email protected]
www.durhamnc.gov

Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce

Geoff Durham
President & CEO
300 West Morgan Street, Suite 1400
Durham, NC 27701
919-328-8700
[email protected]
durhamchamber.org

Greensboro Chamber of Commerce

David Ramsey
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
111 West February One Place
Greensboro, NC 27401
336-387-8310
[email protected]
www.greensboro.org

High Point Economic Development Corporation

Sandy Vernon Dunbeck
Interim President
High Point Municipal Building, 211 South Hami​lton Street, Suite 200
High Point, NC 27260
336-883-3116
[email protected]
highpo​intnc.gov

Mooresville South Iredell Economic Development Corporation

Matthew Pierce
Business Development Manager
500 South Main Street, Suite 449
Mooresville, NC 28115
704-663-1898, ext. 6
[email protected]
www.edcmooresville.org

Town of Chapel Hill Economic Development

Dwight Bassett
Economic Development Officer
405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-969-5010
[email protected]
www.townofchapelhill.org

Town of Holly Springs

Irena Krstanovic
Economic Development Director
128 South Main Street, P.O. Box 8
Holly Springs, NC 27540
919-557-3923
[email protected]
www.hollyspringsnc.us

Wilson Economic Development Council

Jennifer Lantz
Executive Director
219 Barnes Street
Wilson, NC 27893
252-237-1115
[email protected]
www.wilsonedc.com