Business Resources

The Nash County Economic Development office is committed to helping existing businesses and budding entrepreneurs grow and thrive in Nash County by connecting you with the resources you need to succeed. There are many free and low cost resources available to those wishing to start and grow a business. These professional organizations can assist business owners navigate the challenges that come along with owning a business. 

NC Department of Commerce
919-733-4151

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC)
919-447-7777

NC Small Business and Technology Development Center
919-715-7272

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC)
1-800-228-8443

Small Business Center at Nash Community College
The Small Business Center (SBC) at Nash Community College provides free confidential counseling services to all new and existing businesses within Nash County. They are available as needed and offer many continuing education courses about creating and sustaining a small business. The SBC is a great local resource with access to many contacts specific to the local area.
Theresa Peaden, Director
252-451-8233
522 N. Old Carriage Road
Rocky Mount NC 27804

Upper Coastal Plan Business Development Center
"Think big, start small, act now; make your dream a reality!" The Upper Coastal Plan Business Development Center (UCPCOG) offers a unique business incubator that acts as not only a place to do business but a process offering assistance with incorporation, start-up capital, marketing, research, seminars, networking opportunities and more to get your business off the ground.
121 W. Nash St
Wilson NC 27894
252-234-5900
oabrams@ucpcog.org

SCORE
Rocky Mount chapter conseling takes place as the Braswell Memorial Library
727 N. Grace St.
Rocky Mount NC 27804
252-442-1951

NC Rural Center
919-250-4314

Rocky Mount Travel and Tourism (Nash County)
100 Coastline St. Suite 313
Rocky Mount NC 27804
252-972-5080

North Carolina Historically Underutilized Businesses "HUB" (minority and women-owned businesses)
252-807-2330
huboffice.doa@doa.nc.gov

WorkCompLab
Thinking of starting a business? Learn more about the steps and process it takes to create a successful business with this comprehensive guide. WorkCompLab educates small business owners on workers' compensation policies and plans to you can ensure both you and your employees are protected.

Business Networking Resources:

Rocky Mount Chamber of Commerce
100 Coastline St.
Rocky Mount NC 27804
252-446-0323

Nashville Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1003
Nashville NC 27856
252-459-4050
nashvillencchamber@gmail.com

Spring Hope Chamber of Commerce
112 W. Railroad Street
Spring Hope NC 27882
252-478-1919

Bailey Chamber of Commerce
6270 Main St.
Bailey NC 27808
252-235-6270

Financing Resources
Small Business Administration
Slow Money NC
USDA Rural Development
North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
Downtown Rocky Mount Development Grants
Downtown Nashville Development Grants