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.


Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII) |
CESMII is working to spur advances in smart sensors and digital process controls that can radically improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing. Read the solution brief. Interested in learning more? Contact Dr. Evelyn Brown, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, Director, Extension Research & Development. Email: | Phone: 919-515-9559


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


mfgNC Connections |
mfgNC Connections (formerly known as MMIR) 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.


Power America |
Helping to accelerate the adoption of advanced semiconductor components made with silicon carbide and gallium nitride into a wide range of products and systems. 10 reasons to get involved. Interested in learning more? Contact Kevin Grayson, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions, Assistant Director of Technology Management. Email: | Phone: 704-751-9661


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.