Starting Your Business in Edenton and Chowan County
Starting a business can be complex. We can help.
Nationally recognized brands, award-winning companies, and internationally known manufacturers, all do business in Edenton and Chowan County. Learn how we are able to attract and maintain such a diverse and exciting mix of industries.
An abundance of resources
We have the resources and connections to simplify the process and help you make the best decisions for your business future. Edenton and Chowan County is a great place to put down roots and grow your business from the ground up. The Edenton-Chowan Partnership and the Economic Development Partnership of NC are here to help connect you with resources that will guide you through the process so you can launch your business.
Start Your Business In North Carolina
EDPNC Small Business Advisors is a free service for anyone seeking to start a small business in North Carolina. They work in partnership with the N.C. Department of Commerce and offer consultations and general support to entrepreneurs interested in doing business in North Carolina. Resource Checklist for starting your business:
National Institute of Minority Economic Development
This institute features the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina and includes information on developing minority-owned businesses and minority buying power and economic impact in NC. NCIMED may be reached at (919) 956-8889.
U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides materials and support for small business owners on taxes and other issues. Resources that include online classes, newsletters, etc. are also available. They also provide information on lending institutions in North Carolina. Contact The SBA at (800) 827-5722.
Find the perfect Location in Chowan county
Locate the perfect site for your business in Edenton and Chowan County. Shovel-ready lots are available at the Edenton-Chowan Airport Industrial Park and other locations throughout Edenton and Chowan County. Search here for available Industrial Sites.
Downtown Edenton Sites
Downtown Edenton is thriving. Anchored by decades-old businesses, both visitors and residents flock to downtown Edenton to eat, shop, and spend time. It is the perfect time to join this thriving community.
Obtain Your Business License
Ensure compliance for seeking the correct business license(s) for your business. There are almost 950 regulatory, state-issued and occupational licenses and permits: 319 occupational licenses, 498 business licenses, and 80 business/occupational licenses.
Employer Reporting Requirements
Business reporting can be compliated and confusing. Learn more about how to register as an employer, unemployment insurance and worker’s compensation insurance.