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North Carolina Business Resources: Web Resources

Web Resources

Business Information:
This site is “the gateway to government services,” sponsored by Governor Mike Easley and the North Carolina State Government.  Visitors can choose form links to a wide variety of state government services or search the site for specific information. 

The Triangle Business Journal:
This page offers the latest electronic edition of the Triangle Business Journal.  The site contains, among other sites, links to the Dow Jones, MSNBC, and local financial issues.  Visitors can view business news by market or industry and search for past articles dating back to 1996. 

Business North Carolina:
This is the electronic version of the magazine, which is published monthly.  Headings include features, departments, resources, and archives.  The archives contain articles dating back to 2001.  Users can also subscribe to the printed version of the magazine from this site.

Charlotte Regional Partnership:
The Charlotte Regional Partnership is an economic development organization with a focus on the Charlotte and the surrounding area.  Film, regional communities, activities and events, and news are several of the links provided along with an interactive map of the region.  A general search can be performed of the site's content as well.

Economic Data Sources for North Carolina:
This site, maintained by the North Carolina State Data Center, serves as an easy to navigate gateway to census information about the state.

Economic Profiles. North Carolina / Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond:
This site serves as the home page for the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Recent data is divided into the District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.  The site also includes educational links for both teachers and students.  The Federal Reserve, in cooperation with the U.S. Treasury,  engages in many economic activities including setting monetary policy, regulating member institutions, and analyzing regional economic data.

Employment Security Commission of North Carolina:
This is the home page for the Commission.  It provides links to job related resources for both businesses and individuals and includes links to information on the current job market and employment trends.

International Trade Division:
Part of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, this group seeks to assist North Carolina businesses in conducting trade within the global marketplace.  In addition to statistical information on international business, the site also includes links to information about services they provide such as counseling and referrals, education and training, and export financing.

North Carolina Business History:
This site features a capsule history of business in North Carolina from the Colonial Era to today.  It contains information on a wide variety of businesses, including agriculture, textile mills, mining, transportation, and banking.

North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry:
This group serves as the state Chamber of Commerce for North Carolina.  The group seeks to "safeguard the state's favorable business climate, by improving educational opportunities for everyone and by maintaining a clean, healthy environment."  The site includes links to NCCBI news, publications, and membership information.

North Carolina Department of Commerce:

This is the home page for the Department, which is the state's "lead agency for economic, community, and workforce development" through regulation of commerce in North Carolina. The site serves as a gateway to a plethora of state economic information, including links for businesses, vacationers, and those seeking employment.

North Carolina Economic Development Information System:
This site, sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Commerce, offers economic information for the state by county, region, and industry.  Also included are links to economics related research papers on North Carolina and a collection of commerce related maps.

North Carolina Film Office:
This is the home page for the North Carolina Film Office, an agency of the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development.  The group's mission is to promote the state as a filming location and to serve as an aggregator of information that serves television and film makers from both inside and outside the state. The site offers information on financial incentives and benefits, the latest news, and resources on upcoming industry events.

North Carolina Global Transpark:
The Transpark seeks to serve businesses in North Carolina by connecting them with international commerce through "integration of varied transportation systems supported by the best technology, including on-site training and high-speed communications."  The site offers links to GTP news, work sites, and training information.

North Carolina Ports:
This site, sponsored by the North Carolina State Ports Authority promotes the ports of Wilmington and Morehead City.  In addition to information for businesses, the site includes sailing schedules, news, and educational links.

North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center, Inc.:
This is the site of the non-profit dedicated to socio-economic development in rural North Carolina.  The site offers many links to information on their efforts to rejuvenate rural areas including rural policy initiatives, capacity building programs, and a collection of research and information tools.

North Carolina Small Business and Technology Development Center:
This organization helps entrepreneurs and small business owners build for their future by assisting them in developing solid plans for future growth. Center services are provided free of charge.  The site offers links to the Center's various services including management counseling, export financial services, and government procurement.

North Carolina Tourism:
The tourism page is sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. The site provides links to information not only for those planning a visit to the state, but those involved in the North Carolina tourism industry.

Piedmont Triad Partnership:
The Partnership's goal is the promotion of the region to both national and international businesses.  The site invites interested businesses to explore North Carolina and to investigate possibilities of expansion or relocation to the region. The site includes links to information on the region pertinent to businesses such as descriptions of infrastructure, transportation costs, and available work force.

Rural Routes:
This is the online version of the newsletter distributed by the Rural North Carolina Development Center (see the entry above for more info on the center).  Interested persons can sign up at this site to receive a hardcopy of the newsletter or they may download both current and back issues in pdf format.