Existing Business Resources

Our team is committed to helping existing and emerging industries grow in Chatham County. There are many resources that can help businesses overcome challenges and take advantages of opportunities. To learn more and schedule a one-on-one visit, contact EDC vice president Jamie Vaughn at jvaughn@chathamedc.org.

Access to Capital & Incentives

  • State of North Carolina incentives and grants
  • Chatham County incentives
  • Chatham Loan Fund
  • Slow Money NC
  • USDA Rural Development grants and loans
  • Town of Siler City small business Revolving Loan Fund
  • North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center loans

Business Strengthening Partners & Programs

  • Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
  • North Carolina Department of Commerce
  • NC State Industry Expansion Solutions
  • NC Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership
  • Business Link North Carolina
  • Chatham Small Business Center
  • Siler City STEP for Small Business Program

Job Training & Workforce Resources

  • Central Carolina Community College Industry Services
  • Chatham County Career Center
  • NCWorks
  • Incumbent Workers Grant
  • Triangle South Workforce Development Board

Business Networking

  • Chatham Chamber of Commerce
  • Siler City Merchants Association
  • Pittsboro Business Association
  • Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Young Professionals Networking
  • Wake Up Wednesday