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The Numbers

Almost 85 percent of employer businesses in North Carolina have fewer than 20 employees, accounting for 23 percent of all employment within the state.

Carolina Small Business has funded 1,068 loans, totaling $70.7 million, which have in turn helped create or retain 4,566 jobs in the region.

We know this work is vital because our research shows, empirically and objectively, the importance of small businesses.

What that Means for NC

Small “Main Street” businesses—shops, restaurants, service providers, and others—are the economic engines of healthy communities.

They create entrepreneurial networks, improve local quality of life, and revitalize distressed communities.

Neighborhoods with robust small firm ecosystems create a business environment that is desired and sought out by larger companies.

Regions at a Glance

North West 13 Loans $1.2 Million 22 Jobs
Piedmont Triad 58 Loans $4.2 Million 157 Jobs
North Central 313 Loans $20.5 Million 1295 Jobs
North East 70 Loans $4.9 Million 241 Jobs
South East 72 Loans $7.0 Million 322 Jobs
Sandhills 60 Loans $7.7 Million 288 Jobs
South West 352 Loans $14.9 Million 1970 Jobs
Western 116 Loans $9.7 Million 246 Jobs

Research Program

Our work is shaped by evidence-based and apolitical research highlighting why small businesses are the foundation of economic development.

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Success Stories

One of the most rewarding things about working at the Carolina Small Business Development Fund is being able to see people realize their dreams.

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Programa Empresarial Latino

Nuestra misión es proporcionar servicios de préstamos, asistencia técnica y herramientas de gestión empresarial a los empresarios hispanos y la comunidad latina en Carolina del Norte; en especial a aquellos que están social o económicamente en desventaja o desatendidos.

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