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With a Main Library Uptown and 19 branches conveniently located throughout Mecklenburg County, the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library strives to be a catalyst for community betterment. It’s a place where neighbors can share ideas and develop solutions to community challenges and where volunteers and donors are eager to contribute to a literate, informed community that is working and thriving. Find them online at www.cmlibrary.org.
As job creators and generators of local economic development, small businesses are the economic engines of communities across the state. This is why Carolina Small Business Development Fund has stepped in to fill the lending gap left by major banks that have tightened lending criteria and pulled out of many underserved communities across the state. Since 2010, their program has invested $32.7 million in funding 458 small business loans. They’ve also created and retained 1,018 jobs in communities throughout North Carolina! Learn more about Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s contributions to economic development.
CMBCC helps member companies thrive by advocating on behalf of the black business community at local and state government levels. Visit them online to learn more about CMBCC and join today.
By supporting women entrepreneurs economically, socially and politically, NAWBO Charlotte provides resources to help strengthen the wealth of local businesses and promote economic development within our community. Learn more about how NAWBO supports and propels women-owned businesses!
Queen City Forward is a non-profit organization that purposefully encourages, enables and scales high-impact social ventures and socially driven entrepreneurs. Learn more about Queen City Forward!
The Charlotte Chamber is committed to increasing Charlotte’s competitive advantage by connecting, innovating and growing opportunity for all who do business in Charlotte. Learn more about becoming a member of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
Charlotte a great place to live and work, and the City of Charlotte is committed to making it even better. Their Economic Development Department offers a variety of programs and services, making the City available to help entrepreneurs find the tools and resources they need so start and grow a successful business!
With Charlotte Works, workforce development is economic development. Through partnerships with education, trade association, community and economic development leaders, this organization focuses on market-responsive resources to help guide entrepreneurs through the decision-making process. Learn more about how Charlotte Works helps to develop Charlotte’s economy one small business at a time by visiting them online at http://www.charlotteworks.com/.