Economic Development

Small Business Development

In the new global economy where industrial recruitment is fiercely competitive, Edgecombe County leaders realize the importance of growing our own jobs through entrepreneurship and small business development. Our goal is to create a culture that is supportive of entrepreneurship and will allow small business to start and expand.  

Why Small Business Development?

Small business accounts for nearly half of North Carolina’s workforce (96% of businesses have 100 or fewer employees, 77% have fewer than 10 employees). Businesses with fewer than 50 employees in North Carolina's rural counties created 26,760 new jobs between 1998 & 2002.

Half of all fortune 500 companies started from a home-based small business and 60% started with less than $50,000 in start-up investment. Small Business

For a list of small businesses in the County, go the Tarboro Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce website.

If you want more small business information or if you are an entrepreneur and want help with starting a business, contact:

The Small Business & Technology Development Center

  • (919) 715-7272
Edgecombe Community College Small Business Center

  • (252) 823-5166 ext. 220
NC Rural Center

  • (919) 250-4314
Rocky Mount Edgecombe CDC Business Development and Resource Center

  • (252) 442-8364
Rocky Mount Chamber

  • (252) 446-0323
Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber

  • (252) 823-7241
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