Information is a key to good business decisions. We have compiled an alphabetical list of resources to provide you with a starting point for your manufacturing business research activities.


Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) |
Contact BLNC at 1-800-228-8443 or for state license requirements and resource information to start or grow your business.


Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) |
Oversees the state of North Carolina’s efforts in business and job recruitment and retention, international trade, and tourism, film and sports development.

Emergency Preparedness Documents


Manufactured in North Carolina (MNC) |
A searchable database that offers North Carolina manufacturers a FREE way to expand visibility and reach potential customers.


Manufacturing Solutions Center |
A training, testing, hosiery, 3D rapid prototyping, furniture testing and training center to help manufacturers increase sales and create or retain jobs.


National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) |
NIIMBL is working to enable more  efficient  and  flexible manufacturing  capabilities for existing and emerging biopharmaceutical products and develop  a  world-leading  biopharmaceutical  manufacturing  workforce. Interested in learning more? Contact KeAnne Hoeg, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, Manager, Market Research and Reporting.  Email: | Phone: 919-513-4538


MNC Network |
The MNC Network (formerly known as mfgNC Connections) is a knowledge management and business-to-business hub for North Carolina’s vibrant manufacturing base. It creates and maintains local, statewide and national channels for interactive learning and profitable engagement.


North Carolina Award for Excellence (NCAfE) |
NCAfE is the top North Carolina state recognition award presented to an organization that has demonstrated the highest level of performance excellence by applying the principles of the Baldrige Excellence Framework.


N.C. A&T Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept. |
Works with local manufacturers around topics including: process improvement, ergonomics, in-plant logistics and layout.


NC Department of Commerce
North Carolina’s lead agency for economic, community and workforce development.


NC Rural Databank |
Statistical information on North Carolina’s rural counties.


NC State Industry Expansion Solutions |
Supports North Carolina business in the workplace – in the office or on the factory floor.


NCWorks Customized Training Program |
Provides education, training and support services for new, expanding and existing business and industry in North Carolina through a network of 58 community colleges, serving all 100 counties of the state.


Polymers Center of Excellence |
Provides technical assistance to the polymers processing industry by assisting in the development of emerging technologies and facilitating their economic development, while working to save the environment.


REACH NC is a Web portal that enables users to search, browse and find thousands of experts and assets within University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) helps North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs. They provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses.


Top Contributors to County GDP – (SSTI) |
This edition from The State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) of Useful Stats examines the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ first full release of county-level gross domestic product (GDP) data. Specifically, this analysis considers total county GDP in 2018 and the contributions to each county’s GDP by industry..