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State Government and State Resources
The North Carolina Government Portal, the people's gateway to government services
Licenses, permits and other regulations.
North Carolina's largest business group that serves as the state chamber of commerce
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is an educational partnership helping
people put research-based knowledge to work for economic prosperity,
environmental stewardship and an improved quality of life.
Statistics, forms and Laws.
The NC Department of Commerce provides services and programs dedicated to economic growth and development, for both business and individuals, in North Carolina.
Labor links, Statistics, Rules and Regulations.
North Carolina General Assembly
North Carolina Government Directory
North Carolina Industrial Commission
LINC is a web resource for NC statistical data with more than 1,300 data items from state and federal agencies. Historical data and projections
are shown from the 1960s to 2030 including state, county, municipality, township, tract, block group, and block coverage. The site includes
definitions and help screens and the capability to produce customized reports.
Business license information found at the North Carolina Department of Commerce web site.
The State Data Center provides computerized links to information and assistance with using and interpreting data. Through the on-line database, data users find access
to the most frequently requested data items for sub state areas. Access to many other data sources and data-finding guides is provided by the State Data Center
The State Demographics unit is primarily responsible for producing population estimates and projections. The annual estimates of the population of North Carolina
counties and municipalities are used in the distribution of state shared revenues to
local governments. It is also involved in data dissemination.
Here you will find a variety of facts and figures related to the state of the economy in North Carolina.
Property Tax Rates and Latest Year of Revaluation for North Carolina Counties and Municipalities.
This is an agency directory for North Carolina State Government. This list
includes all state agencies known to have information on the Internet.
The North Carolina District SBA Office provides assistance to help you develop your business.
This is the homepage of the North Carolina Association of County Commissioners and provides a
variety of information relevant to North Carolina's 100 counties.
Links to Chambers of Commerce throughout North Carolina and
List of North Carolina cities, towns, and villages web sites with corresponding county. The list contains websites that provide information on local and regional government; civic organizations; education resources; visitors'
bureaus; tourism and relocation services; and commercial services.
Federal Government and National Resources
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency of the Department of Commerce.
BEA seeks to strengthen the understanding of the U. S. economy and its competitive
position by providing the most accurate and relevant Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and economic accounts
data in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the
federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. Data are
compiled by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin
Islands. In cooperation with and under contract to the BLS, states provide
impartial, timely, accurate and relevant data that serve as key economic indicators
for the health of the nation.
Assists employers with immigration related employment issues.
A Free online database for employers to check the work authorization status of new hires with the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration.
Programs, benefits, services.
Your gateway to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies
A comprehensive central access point for searching, locating, ordering and
acquiring government and business information.
Internal Revenue Service
By identifying and describing the key components of modern occupations,
O*NET supplies the nation with up-dated information critical
to the effective training, education, counseling and employment
Social Security Administration
The Simplified Tax and Wage Reporting System (STAWRS) is a joint
effort among the Department of Labor, Department of the Treasury,
Internal Revenue Service, Small Business Administration and
Social Security Administration, established to reduce the tax
and wage reporting burden of the employers through improving
the current reporting processes.
As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve sets monetary policy, supervises and regulates member financial institutions and provides an array of
financial services. In the Fifth District, we contribute to the formulation of national monetary policy, gather and analyze regional economic data, and
supervise and regulate financial institutions headquartered here. We also process currency, check and electronic payments for banks, and provide financial
services to the U.S. Treasury.
NASWA is an organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws, employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor
market information and other programs and services provided through publicly funded state workforce systems. This site provides links to Labor Market
Information programs in all states including North Carolina.
The Census serves as a vital statistical database that tells us who we are and where
we are going as a nation.
Employer information regarding H-2a, rules and regulations, etc.
The Department of Commerce promotes job creation, economic growth, sustainable
development and improved living standards for all Americans by working in
partnership with business, universities, communities and workers.
Responsible for the administration and enforcement
of federal statutes covering a variety of workplace activities, including
protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights;
promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment
insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective
bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.
Programs, benefits, services.
Adult and Aging Services
This website provides up-to-date information about programs and services across North Carolina for families, seniors, youths and everyone in-between.
It is a collaborative effort of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and many other government and non-profit information and
referral stakeholders across North Carolina.
Working closely with Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers, the
Division supports the independence and dignity of impaired older persons through
such home and community services as in-home aide care, congregate and home-delivered
meals, transportation, adult day care, housing and home improvement, and respite for
Starting point to access an extensive network of experts who can help your business succeed, whether your company is on the Fortune 500 list - or in its start-up phase.
CareGuide is a care management company dedicated to helping people at every stage
of the aging process lead more comfortable, secure and independent lives.
Building a stronger social and economic future for North Carolina by promoting high quality early childhood experiences.
Smart Start is a public-private early childhood initiative to help ALL
North Carolina children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.
Its unique, comprehensive approach allows communities to make
decisions and plans that are specific to the needs of young children and families.
Education and Training
Oversees the chartering and operation of the state's JobLink One-Stop Career Centers and administration of the federal Workforce Investment Act. These centers combine a variety
of state and local agencies in one location to provide job seekers and businesses with information, recruitment and placement, and training opportunities. The Division also
staffs the Commission on Workforce Development.
Helping you stay informed about our changing health care system
Protects the public health, fosters self-reliance and helps the vulnerable.
Programs and services aimed toward protecting and improving the health of
the people who live and work in North Carolina.Provides information on free or low cost health insurance programs for children and teens.
Check benefits, eligibility requirements and download an application form.
Mission is to empower individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve
their maximum potential through services provided by competent and caring
North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Division
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Helping you stay informed about our changing health care system.
The United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of
all Americans and providing essential human services, especially
for those who are least able to help themselves.
U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Online health information
Find a lawyer, learn about the law, know your legal options.
North Carolina consumers can find helpful information about various types of
insurance coverages, file complaints on-line, and obtain copies of Department
of Insurance publications.
Consumer Protection, Citizen's Rights, Legal Resources, Law Enforcement, and more.
Encourages the creation, growth and expansion of minority-owned
businesses in the United States.
Contact information for Business Opportunity Specialists in the NCMEDS.
U.S. Census surveys of on business owners' race, ethnicity, and gender.
Gives small, small disadvantaged, and women-owned businesses,
Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other minority
institutions maximum opportunity to participate in government
contracting and grant activities.
Small Business Resources
An inter-institutional program of The University of North Carolina.
Promotes ownership and economic recovery in your business.
Community Colleges with Small Business Centers.
Sponsored by the NC Community College System. To find out how
the network can work for you, call (919) 733-7051, or write
200 W. Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27603-1337
SCORE is a group of volunteers sponsored by the Small Business Administration.
Transportation and Housing
Helps families to achieve economic independence with incomes above the federal
poverty level. Families get help in finding a job or housing or any
number of services that lead to independence.
North Carolina Office of Economic Opportunity
Free Housing Financial Services and Mortgage Payment Assistance Provided In These Wake County Communities: Apex, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, and Zebulon and all other unincorporated areas of Wake County