Small Business Assistance in Currituck

Business AssistanceCurrituck County Economic Development Department
The ideal way to start or improve your business is to contact the County Economic Development office.  Director Peter Bishop will provide you the needed resources and information to propel your business forward, no matter what size or stage of development.  Contact him today via email at or via phone at (252) 232-6015

Currituck Chamber of Commerce
The Currituck Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit, membership organization representing over 350 businesses in northeast North Carolina and southeast Virginia.  The Chamber promotes growth and developments of our members and acts as a resource for businesses in the area.  Click here to visit the Currituck Chamber of Commerce website.

College of The Albemarle's Small Business Center
Business and Industry Services meets the needs of existing and potential businesses and industries in a seven-county service area by offering one-on-one counseling, innovative and industry-specific training opportunities, and professional development programs.  Contact Ginger O'Neal, COA-SBC Director, (252) 335-0821 Ext. 2231 or via email at

Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
SBTDC is an inter-institutional program serving North Carolina's small business community.  The SBTDC offers help with technology development and commercialization, high-quality educational programs and services, first-rate publications and business resources, and strong advocacy on behalf of small businesses.  Contact Michael Twiddy in the Elizabeth City office at (252) 335-3247 or via email at

Northeastern Workforce Development Board
The Northeastern Workforce Development Board offers incumbent Workforce and On-the-job-Training (OJT) grants to eligible businesses.  IWG allows business to receive up to $25,000 in a year with a $40,000 lifetime maximum to upgrade the skills of current workers.  OJT pays 50% of a newly hired employee's salary for up to six months.  Area businesses that have taken advantage of IWG include:
  • Albemarle Boats
  • Bluewater Restoration, Inc.
  • Hockmeyer Equipment Corporation
  • Hoffer Flow Controls, Inc.
  • Motion Sensors, Inc.
  • Regulator Marine, Inc.
  • Swimme & Son Building Contractors, Inc.
  • TCOM, L.P.
  • Universal Forest Products, Inc.
To ensure that the skills of our region's workforce meet the needs of local businesses, NWDB works closely with other business-assistance agencies, such as the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and North Carolina State University's Industrial Extension Service, and with approved training providers including the College of the Albemarle.

For more information, contact, David Whitmer, Business Services Representative at (252) 426-5753 Ext. 231 or via email at

North Carolina Department of Commerce's Business ServiCenter
The Business ServiCenter is your gateway to business information, programs, and resources.  It is here to make it easier for you to meet the many challenges and requirements, when you are starting a business in the State of North Carolina.  (800) 228-8443 or (919) 715-2864

North Carolina State University Industrial Extension Service
IES helps your company deploy latest technologies and best practices in both engineering and business management to increase productivity, efficiency, quality - and profits.  (800) 227-0264

North Carolina Military Business Center
The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a collaborative effort between North Carolina business and industry and the North Carolina Community College System.  With satellite locations at Craven Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College and Wayne Community College, the NCMBC works through the 53 Small Business Centers at the other Community Colleges across the state to provide services.  The mission of the Military Business Center is to leverage the presence of the military in North Carolina to promote economic development and quality of life for all.  (910) 323-4587

NC Procurement Technical Assistance Center
NC PTAC helps businesses obtain contracts by providing comprehensive assistance in selling products and services to local, state and federal government entities.  In program year 2004, the NC PTAC assisted businesses in securing $1.1 billion in contract awards.  Click here to view the PTAC Action Plan

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Business Organizations/Associations: Training/Employment