Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
306 W. Harwood St.
Asheville, NC 28801
Farmer support, Agriculture, Local Food Systems
Kristen Aldrich
828-236-1282
ArtWorks

ArtWorks

The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.
400 7th Street SW
Washington DC, DC 20506
Gov Agency
Niki Jacobs
(202) 682-5403
Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels

Asheville Angels is a member-based angel investor network, investing in startups and early-stage, high-growth companies across the Southeast USA.
36 Montford Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Funding Agency, Angel Investor Organization
Josh Dorfman
Center for Craft Creativity and Design

Center for Craft Creativity and Design

CCCD administers three national award programs: the Craft Research Fund Program for independent and graduate scholars, the Windgate Fellowship Award Program for emerging craft artists graduating from universities, and the Windgate Museum Internship Program for craft-focused curatorial internships within museums. Additionally, CCCD convenes national meetings, curates exhibitions, programs lectures and workshops, and sponsors international residencies
 67 Broadway Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Non profit
ANNA HELGESON
828.785.1357
Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship

Charlotte Regional Fund for Entrepreneurship

To support organizations and initiatives that cultivate high growth entrepreneurial, innovative enterprises and create economic prosperity in the Charlotte region.
220 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Funding
Eli Kahn
704-973-4542
Charlotte Regional Partnership

Charlotte Regional Partnership

Charlotte Regional Partnership is a nonprofit organization comprised of 16 counties dedicated to the planned growth and prosperity of Charlotte region
550 S. Caldwell St., Suite 760
Charlotte, NC 28202
Economic Development, Regional Partnership
Steven Pearse
704-347-8942
City Startup Labs Charlotte

City Startup Labs Charlotte

City Startup Labs entrepreneurs move through modules on conditioning, entrepreneurial mindset, critical-thinking, team-building, & business planning.
PORTAL Building, 9319 Robert D. Snyder Rd
Charlotte, NC 28233
Netwrok
Henry Rock
(704) 807-3000
Cleveland Community College -Small Business Center

Cleveland Community College -Small Business Center

The Small Business Center at CCC provides workshops, seminars, counseling, information, and referral services for small business owners and operators in Cleveland County.
Le Grand Center, 1800 E. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28152
Community College, Small Business Center
Steve Padgett
704-669-4146
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Kings Mountain

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Kings Mountain

The Cleveland County Chamber's mission is to strengthen business, promote economic development and enhance community vitality.
150 W. Mountain St.
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce
Anna Lineberger
(704) 739-4755
Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Shelby

Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce -Shelby

The Cleveland County Chamber's mission is to strengthen business, promote economic development and enhance community vitality.
200 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Non-Profit, Chamber of Commerce
Bill Watson
(704) 487-8521
Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership

CCEDP works to actively recruit new industry & create in Cleveland County a healthy and diverse environment for existing, expanding, & new businesses.
1800 E. Marion St
Shelby, NC 28152
Economic Development
Kristin Reece
704-669-4701
Cleveland County NCSU Cooperative Extension

Cleveland County NCSU Cooperative Extension

Cooperative Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolina State University and the School of Agriculture at North Carolina A&T State University. We are county agents, professors, scientists and volunteers working together to improve the quality of life in North Carolina.
130 S. Post Rd, Suite 1
Shelby, NC 28152
Deliver education and technology that enrich the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians.
Greg Traywick
704-482-4365
CLT Joules

CLT Joules

Not-for-profit accelerator providing entrepreneurs with key connections and tools to develop successful clean energy companies
204C PORTAL Building, UNC Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28233
Networking
Bob Irvin
 (704) 458-4188
Entrepreneurs Organization Charlotte

Entrepreneurs Organization Charlotte

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 12,000+ influential business owners with 160 chapters in 50 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond.
NA
Charlotte, NC
Network
John Bly
Foothills Farmers Market

Foothills Farmers Market

FFM values family farms, endorses sustainable food production practices & innovation, & contributes to the health & prosperity of the local community.
126 W. Marion Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Agriculture
SHELBY: Angelina Smith KINGS MTN: Nancy Fichter
SHELBY: 704-470-7603 KINGS MTN: 704-600-5397
IMAF Charlotte

IMAF Charlotte

IMAF-Charlotte's strength lies in its members – a group of highly successful men and women, residing or having interest in the greater Charlotte Region.  The membership represents a variety of professional experiences and include those having direct experience in high growth industries and technologies.
719 Angelica Circle
Cary, NC 27518
Seed-stage angel capital fund
N/A
N/A
Kings Mountain -Main Street Program

Kings Mountain -Main Street Program

Kings Mountain became recognized as a NC Main Street City in 2009. Our main streets are the places of shared memory where people still come together.
101 W Gold Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Main Street Program, Government Department, Non-Profit
Jan Harris
704-730-2197
Manufacturing Solutions Center

Manufacturing Solutions Center

The Manufacturing Solutions Center is a non-profit in Conover, NC, working to assist with product testing, development, training, & engineering.
301 Conover Station SE
Conover, NC 28613
Entrepreneur support
Linda York
828-327-7000
Mauney Memorial Library

Mauney Memorial Library

As a vital and innovative centerpiece in Kings Mountain, Mauney Library provides resources to our citizens in creating and achieving a bright future.
100 S. Piedmont Avenue
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Public Library
Heather Sanford
704-734-4495
NC Department of Commerce

NC Department of Commerce

The NC Department of Commerce is the state's lead agency for economic, community & workforce development, providing support to launch & grow business.
301 North Wilmington StreetRaleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058
Secretary of Commerce John E. Skvarla, III
(919) 814-4600
NC Natural Products Association

NC Natural Products Association

Our mission statement: The North Carolina Natural Products Association (NCNPA) was formed as a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to conserving, cultivating, sustainably harvesting, and processing North Carolina grown medicinal plants. NCNPA's mission is to establish North Carolina as a key global supplier of premium-quality raw materials and plant-based value added products such as natural medicines, organic products, functional foods, and personal care products.
PO Box 8023 Asheville NC 28814
non-profit organization
Chuck Blethen
828-301-3010
NCSU Cooperative Extension Office

NCSU Cooperative Extension Office

The Cooperative Extension offers educational programs to benefit farmers, rural and urban residents, families, community and civic leaders and youth.
130 S. Post Rd., Suite 1
Shelby, NC 28152
Agriculture, State Organization
Greg Traywick
704-482-4365
NCSU Industrial Extension Service

NCSU Industrial Extension Service

IES helps improve, promote, & connect industry to the world-class research of NC State in manufacturing, healthcare, & government service sectors.
1005 Capability Drive, Suite 200, Research III
Raleigh, NC 27606
NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
Phil Mintz
919.515.2358
Queen City FinTech Charlotte

Queen City FinTech Charlotte

Providing world class mentorship and capital to fintech startups from around the globe; all in the heart of financial services hub Charlotte, NC.
222 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Funding
Dan Roselli
(980) 505-7455
Rev Tech Labs

Rev Tech Labs

The three-month program focuses on early-stage mobile, software and web companies. RevTech Labs provides free work space, mentorship and programming all geared toward revolutionary technology startups.
222 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
Networking
Dan Roselli
(980) 505-7455
SCORE

SCORE

Workshops and events are offered to entrepreneurs. Webinars and mentoring offer support to start-up businesses.
6302 Fairview Rd, Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
Free one on one mentoring to business owners and entrepreneurs.
VOLUNTEER COUNSELORS
704-344-6576

Small Business and Technology Development Center

The SBTDC has helped NC businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small businesses.
1990 Main Ave. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Provider of management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses
Byron Hicks
828-345-1110
South Carolina Angel Network/Upstate Angels

South Carolina Angel Network/Upstate Angels

investment sourcing, regional syndication, angel group development, and investor education
Early stage capital formation in South Carolina.
(Online web-based)
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Spangler Branch Library

Spangler Branch Library

It's the mission of the Cleveland County Library System to offer access to a comprehensive collection of materials, in a safe & welcoming environment.
112 Piedmont Drive Lawndale, NC 28090
Public Library
Debbie Page
704-538-7005
Uptown Shelby Main Street Program

Uptown Shelby Main Street Program

Uptown Shelby’s tree-lined streets invite locals and visitors alike to a variety of independent businesses and top-notch attractions.
211 South Trade Street
Shelby, NC 28150
Main Street Program, Government Department, Non-Profit
Audrey Whetton
(704) 484-3100