The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) provides resources to support existing NC companies in expanding and recruiting new businesses to the state through three primary forums:

  • Through a network of eight Regional Industry Managers located in Prosperity Zones across the state, the EDPNC identifies industry needs and facilitates connections between the firm and the applicable entity with the resources available to meet their growth and expansion plans.
  • Through the Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) division, the EDPNC provides consulting services to small businesses around the state to reduce the burden to formation and expansion of a company by clarifying North Carolina business requirements related to permitting, licensing, and taxes.
  • Additionally, the EDPNC’s International Trade Division, through their network of offices in North Carolina, Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Europe, offers firms assistance in identifying new distributors or agents and market research on international markets to meet their exporting goals.

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