Business Retention and Expansion

Martin County understands the importance of retaining and expanding existing business. Research has shown that existing businesses represent 70% – 80% of new investment and job creation in a community. The EDC is committed to being an excellent resource for our existing companies in order to aid in retention and expansion projects. If you have questions, please call our office at (252) 789-4904 or email us at jsemple@martincountyedc.com

Also, be sure to visit the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina’s website, BLNC, dedicated to providing information about business resources: https://edpnc.com/start-or-grow-a-business/start-a-business/

Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) is a free resource for anyone seeking to start a small business in the state. They offer one-on-one phone consultations to hundreds of individuals interested in establishing a business start-up, small business owners in need of general support, and small-business entrepreneurs interested in moving to North Carolina.

BLNC’s team of business counselors offers straightforward, easy-to-understand guidance in both English and Spanish on topics including regulatory requirements, licensing stipulations, small-business training and more.

To get started with a BLNC business counselor, call toll free at (800) 228-8443 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.