Employer Requirements and Information
State Withholding Taxes
Certain taxes must be withheld from employee wages and remitted to the appropriate agency. These include state and federal income taxes and FICA (Social Security). The state of North Carolina requires that every new employer complete and file with the North Carolina Department of Revenue an application for a North Carolina withholding identification number.
To register with the state of North Carolina, you must complete an Application for Withholding Identification Number (Form NC-BR) and submit it to:
North Carolina Department of Revenue
PO Box 25000
Raleigh, NC 27640-0640
877.252.3052  
www.dor.state.nc.us

Unemployment Insurance Tax
Generally, a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation is required to provide unemployment insurance coverage for its employees if the business has one or more employees for 20 or more weeks in a calendar year, or pays $1,500 in wages during a calendar quarter. You may also be liable for unemployment insurance tax if you acquire all or part of a business already subject to the Unemployment Insurance Tax. Employer contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Tax are paid to and administered by the North Carolina Employment Security Commission. To determine the extent of your obligation, contact your local Job Service Center or:
North Carolina Department of Commerce 
Division of Employment Security 
700 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605
919.707.1150  
www.ncesc.com

Workers’ Compensation
The Workers’ Compensation Act requires that any employer who employs three or more employees provide workers’ compensation coverage. The act provides employees with compensation for the loss of earning capacity from accidents, injuries, deaths, or occupational diseases arising in the course of employment. Any sole proprietor or partner of a business whose employees are eligible for benefits may also be covered as an employee. The proprietor or partner must be actively engaged in the operation of the business, and the insurer must be notified that he/she has elected to be included. For further information concerning workers’ compensation, contact:
North Carolina Industrial Commission
430 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
919.807.2501  
800.688.8349  
www.ic.nc.gov

New Hire Reporting Guide
Federal and state law requires employers to report newly hired and rehired employees in North Carolina to the North Carolina State Directory of New Hires. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services website contains information about reporting new hires, including reporting online and other reporting options.
North Carolina Directory of New Hires
PO Box 90369
East Point, GA 30364-0369
888.514.4568  
www.ncnewhires.com

Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Labor administers and implements the Occupational Safety and Health Act of North Carolina, which applies to most private employers in the state. OSHA safety and health standards protect workers from unsafe and unhealthy working conditions. The Labor Department offers free services that can help employers bring their businesses into full compliance with OSHA standards. For information regarding OSHA requirements, contact:
North Carolina Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Division
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
919.807.2900  
www.nclabor.com

Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act
The U.S. Department of Labor administers and enforces the federal OSHA rules designed to protect workers from workplace hazards and ensure they go home healthy every day. Enforcement is a high priority at the federal level, and OSHA tracks the injury and illness records of about 80,000 workplaces in high-hazard industries to identify trends, pinpoint problems, and target inspections. For information regarding compliance with federal standards, contact:
U.S. Department of Labor – Raleigh Area Office
4407 Bland Road, Suite 210
Raleigh, NC 27609
919-790-8096  
www.osha.gov

Employment Eligibility Verification
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires employers to verify employment eligibility of anyone hired after Nov. 6, 1986 by completing and retaining a one-page Employment Eligibility Form (Form I-9). This form must be presented for inspection to officers of the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service or the U.S. Department of Labor upon request. The law does not require that Form I-9 be completed for:
       1.     Persons hired before Nov. 7, 1986;
2.     Persons hired after Nov. 6, 1986, who left your employment before June 1, 1987;
3.     Persons you employ for domestic work in a private home on an intermittent or sporadic basis;
4.     Persons who provide labor to you who are employed by a contractor providing contract services (e.g. employee leasing); or
5.     Persons who are independent contractors.
A Handbook for Employers and Instructions for Completing Form I-9 (M-274) is available to download on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website. Additional information is available by calling the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services National Customer Service Center at 800.375.5283   . This toll-free call center can connect you to live assistance in English and Spanish during office hours. The NCSC can answer most questions—although they cannot provide information about the status of your case over the telephone.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
301 Roycroft Drive
Durham, NC 27703
919.998.5800   end_of_the_skype_highlight
www.uscis.gov

U.S. Department of Labor 
Raleigh District Office, Wage and Hour Division 
Somerset Bank Building 
4407 Bland Road, Suite 260
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.790.2741  
www.dol.gov

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Greenville  Area Office
301 N. Main Street
Greenville, NC 29601-9916
1.800.669.4000  
www.eeoc.gov
General information on equal employment
Workforce Development
Region Q Workforce Development Board
The mission of the Region Q Workforce Development Board is to inform local area businesses of the many “No-Cost” services for new and existing businesses, and to promote continuous and purposeful communication with the local area WDB. Communications can be accomplished by e-mail, direct employer contact, US mail, telephone or fax. We are committed to helping business owners find answers to the difficult and challenging questions.
Region Q Workforce Development Board
Business Services
252-495-1821 
http://www.regionqwdb.org/

North Carolina Builder Institute
The North Carolina Builder Institute was developed by the North Carolina Home Builders Association to assist industry professionals stay on the cutting edge. NCBI seeks to enhance technical and professional knowledge in the areas of new technology, business strategies, marketing techniques, effective management, and changing consumer demands. To provide recognition for those who strive for continued growth and development in the home building industry; to provide continuing education and professional development programs that are both accessible and affordable to members. More than 50 courses are offered via nine different tracks to build an educational experience to meet specific needs.
North Carolina Home Builders Association
5580 Centerview Drive, Suite 415
Raleigh, NC 27606
1.800.662.7129  
www.nchba.org

North Carolina Department of Labor
The North Carolina Department of Labor provides free assistance to employers, especially those in smaller businesses, to help them reach their goal of achieving a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. Experienced and professional safety, industrial hygiene, and ergonomics consultants can help you identify safety and health hazards in your business or industry, advise you on how to reduce or eliminate those hazards, and assess your safety and health program. The goal is to help businesses meet current OSHA job safety and health regulations and develop an ongoing, effective safety and health management program. The Department of Labor provides employees with a confidential, comprehensive written report containing its findings and recommendations. The employer’s obligation in accepting these services is to correct all hazards identified by the consultant within a reasonable period.
Consultative Services Bureau
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
919.807.2905  
800.NC.LABOR  
www.nclabor.com

North Carolina Department of Labor Apprenticeship and Training Bureau
Apprenticeship, by virtue of its success in preparing skilled workers, helps North Carolina compete more effectively in the global economy and contributes to the state’s economic development. Apprenticeship is a voluntary system of employee training. It combines on-the-job training with technical instruction. The program currently recognizes and provides training programs for more than 800 occupations. North Carolina’s apprenticeship program serves a diverse population, including women, minorities, youth, and dislocated workers. The Apprenticeship and Training Bureau provides free assistance to the apprentice and certifies the training program and newly trained graduate.
Apprenticeship and Training Bureau
1101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1101
919.733.7533  
800.NC.LABOR  
www.nclabor.com/appren/appindex.htm
STRIVE
STRIVE is a nationally recognized workforce initiative committed to individual and community empowerment through employment. STRIVE believes that every individual deserves an opportunity to lead a fulfilling, self-sufficient life and that the key to achieving this is gainful employment and career advancement.
North Carolina STRIVE
600 W 3rd St, Greenville, NC 27834
252-752-9774

www.strivenc.org


Financial Programs
City of Greenville Facade Grant Program
The City of Greenville’s Facade Grant Program helps businesses and property owners in the Center City Redevelopment area upgrade and improve their building’s exterior appearance.
Office of Economic Development 
201 W. Fifth Street 
Greenville, NC 27835
252-329-4111 
www.invest.greenvillenc.gov

City of Greenville Small Business Plan Competition
The Small Business Plan Competition provides incentives to small business owners and other entrepreneurs to create or expand businesses within the Center City and the West Greenville Redevelopment Areas.
Office of Economic Development 
201 W. Fifth Street 
Greenville, NC 27835
252-329-4111 
www.greenvillenc.gov/economicdevelopment

Energy Improvement Loan Program
The Energy Division of the North Carolina Department of Administration, in conjunction with the Commerce Finance Center, administers this low-cost loan program. It provides funds for the implementation of eligible energy conservation/efficiency measures by industrial or commercial firms. The minimum loan amount is $100,000, with a maximum total loan indebtedness of $500,000 for a single business at any given time. Interest charged is between 3.75 percent and 5 percent, tied to average rates for 90-day Treasury bills.
Energy Improvement Loan Program
State Energy Office
1830-A Tillery Place
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.733.2230  
www.energync.net

North Carolina Department of Commerce Tax Credit for Growing Businesses/Article 3J Tax Credits
In January 2007, the North Carolina General Assembly passed this tax credit program to replace the William S. Lee Quality Jobs and Expansion Act. This tax credit program provides three types of tax credits to eligible taxpayers that undertake certain activities in North Carolina. These activities include: the creation of jobs, investing in business property, or investing in real property. These credits may be used to offset up to 50 percent of the taxpayer’s state income and/or franchise tax liability, and unused credits may be carried forward for up to five years. (Note: These are general guidelines. Please contact the Department of Commerce for specific details.)


Technology Development Tax Credit
The Technology Development Tax Credit is a 1.25 – 3.25 percent tax credit allowed to small businesses and is determined by county tier and research expenses. Businesses with North Carolina university research expenses for the taxable year are allowed a tax credit of 20 percent of those expenses.

North Carolina Department of Commerce
301 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27601-1058
919.733.4151  
www.nccommerce.com

For specific details on these incentives, contact the NC Department of Commerce or NC Department of Revenue at:
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Corporate Tax Division
501 N. Wilmington St.
Raleigh, NC 27604
919.733.8510  
http://www.dor.state.nc.us/taxes/corporate/

Work Opportunity Tax Credit/Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit is a federal tax credit program available to all private-sector employers who hire new employees from nine “targeted” groups, which have historically experienced high rates of unemployment and have had difficulty in securing employment due to a variety of employment barriers. Due to the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, this tax credit program now includes the Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit.
The consolidated WOTC for hiring most target group members can be as much as $2,400 for each new adult hire, $1,200 for each new summer youth hire, $4,800 for each new disabled veteran hire, and $9,000 for each new long-term TANF recipient hired over a two-year period. The exact amount of net savings depends upon each employer’s tax bracket plus the amount of qualified wages paid. Participation in the WOTC requires specific documentation from employers and certain retention periods from employees.
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Division of Employment Security
700 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605
1.888.737.0259  – Customer Service
919.707.1150  – Tax information
www.ncesc.com
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
1.877.872.5627  
www.doleta.gov/business/incentives/opptax/

Taxes
Specific tax liability for each type of business is different. You should consult your attorney and accountant regarding comprehensive tax planning to fit your business activity.
Taxation for small businesses may be simple or complex, depending on the size and business structure. North Carolina state taxes include Sales and Use Tax, Withholding Taxes, Privilege License Tax, Unemployment Insurance Tax, Franchise and Income Tax, county and city property taxes, and federal taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service will assemble and forward a tax information kit that fits your particular business situation. The kit includes forms and publications that apply to federal taxes only. To obtain this information, contact the IRS at 800.829.4933   or through www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html and request:
·         A Small Business Resource Guide CD (Publication 3207), or contact 800.829.3676   800.829.3676 FREE  
·         Tax Guide for Small Business (Publication 334)
·         Employer’s Tax Guide (Publication 15)
·         Understanding Your EIN (Publication 1635)
Federal Taxes
Internal Revenue Service
Taxpayer Assistance Center
4405 Bland Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
919.850.1100  
www.irs.gov
Provides face-to-face tax assistance, distributes forms, and assigns employer tax number.
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Taxpayer Service Center
4701 Atlantic Ave., Suite 118
Raleigh, NC 27604
1.877.252.3052  
www.dornc.com
Provides information, forms, and instructions for North Carolina state taxes. 
North Carolina Employment Security Commission
700 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27605
1.888.737.0259  
www.ncesc.com
Provides unemployment insurance tax registration and information.

Pitt County Revenue Department
111 S. Washington St
Greenville, NC 27834
252-830-1935 
http://tax.pittcountync.gov
Assesses and bills property taxes for Pitt County and its municipalities


Entrepreneurial Assistance
City of Greenville Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises
It is the intent of the city of Greenville to promote and encourage the use of minority and women-owned business enterprises while maintaining the integrity of sound financial practices and supporting the growth and development of such businesses.
Financial Services Department
Public Works Building
1500 Beatty Street
Raleigh, NC 27834
252-329-4862 
http://www.greenvillenc.gov/departments/financial_services_dept/information/default.aspx?id=5958
 
LaunchBox Digital
LaunchBox Digital is an investment firm with the mission of helping entrepreneurs maximize their chance of success by providing early-stage funding, advice, and connections. The company focuses mainly on assisting companies within the technology and digital media field.
LaunchBox Digital
www.launchboxdigital.com

NC IDEA
NC IDEA is a nonprofit organization created to assist young technology companies with high-growth potential in securing resources necessary for commercial success. The organization focuses on providing support to companies in information technology, medical diagnostics and devices, material sciences, and green technologies by providing early-stage grant funding and mentorship.

NC IDEA
334 Blackwell St., Suite B-015
Durham, NC 27701
919.941.5600  
www.ncidea.org


North Carolina Chinese Business Association
North Carolina Chinese Business Association, founded in 2005, is a nonprofit and educational business organization that promotes cooperation between North Carolina and China. NCCBA furthers entrepreneurial and corporate development primarily in the science and technology field through networking opportunities, speakers series, and educational seminars.
North Carolina Chinese Business Association
7424 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 204
Raleigh, NC 27607
919.345.6294  
www.nc-cba.org

North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
The North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development is a statewide nonprofit organization representing the interest of underdeveloped and underutilized sectors of the state's economic base. The Institute's working philosophy is that information and business development are critical to wealth creation and to building the asset base among low-wealth sectors of the population. By using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and interdependent strategy, the Institute strives to increase productive outcomes for groups with limited resources. The Institute's technical support, research, and information activities are structured to foster business, community, and educational/leadership development.
 
NCMBDA Business Center
900 S. Wilmington St., Suite 201-202
Raleigh, NC 27601
919.838.9950  
www.ncimed.com

East Carolina SCORE (Service Corps Of Retired Executives)
East Carolina SCORE is dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and encouraging the formation, growth, and success of small business by providing free counseling and low cost educational workshops to start-ups and small businesses.
 
East Carolina SCORE
1385 John Small Avenue
Suite
Washington, NC 27889
252-974-1848 

Small Business and Technology Development Center
Organized as an inter-institutional program of the University of North Carolina System, Small Business and Technology Development Center is the primary organization through which the state of North Carolina provides counseling and technical assistance to entrepreneurs as well as medium-size businesses facilitating technology development and commercialization.
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Willis Building
300 East First Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-737-1385 
http://www.sbtdc.org/offices/ecu/
 
Small Business Center  at Pitt Community College
The Small Business Center is designed to meet the training needs of the area’s small business owners, managers, and other personnel, as well as entrepreneurs planning to start a small business.
Small Business Center
3107 S. Memorial Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
252-493-7625 
http://www.pittcc.edu/continuing-education/programs/small-business-center/

TiE Carolinas
TiE Carolinas is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to foster and support entrepreneurship in the Carolinas. This organization is chartered by entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and senior professionals with roots or interest in the Indus region, with the explicit goal to benefit entrepreneurs.
TiE Carolinas
8311 Brier Creek Parkway, Suite 105 – 220
Raleigh, NC 27617
919.827.0233  
http://carolinas.tie.org/



Women in BIO
Established in 2001, Women in BIO seeks to help women within life sciences industries attain career and leadership goals, as well as to further entrepreneurial endeavors in the field. The organization conducts professional development programs, workshops, and seminars and organizes networking opportunities with other industry professionals.

Women Presidents’ Organization
The Women Presidents’ Organization is a 20-member nonprofit group for women who own and operate their own multimillion dollar companies. The organization provides structured and confidential peer advisory sessions in order to share best practices and accelerate the growth of member businesses.
Women Presidents Organization
www.womenpresidentsorg.com 

Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is a partnership program between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center’s mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women of North Carolina through entrepreneurship.
Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
114 W. Parrish St.
PO Box 1331
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889  
www.ncimed.com/wbc


Economic and Community Development
City of Greenville Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development promotes and supports the City's economic development goals and strategies and it assists with urban revitalization programs.
 
City of Greenville Office of Economic Development
201 W. Fifth Street
Greenville, NC 27835
www.greenvillenc.gov/economicdevelopment
252-329-4111

North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
By using a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and interdependent strategy, the institute strives to increase productive outcomes for groups with limited resources. The institute’s technical support, research, and information activities are structured to foster business, community, and educational/leadership development.
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
114 W. Parrish St.
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889  
www.ncimed.com

North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center
North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center is a partnership program between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency. The center provides technical and financial assistance to existing and emerging minority businesses across North Carolina.
North Carolina Minority Business Enterprise Center
114 W. Parrish St.
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889  
www.mbec-nc.com

Pitt County Development Commission
The Pitt County Development Commission recruits new industry and supports existing industry in Pitt County. Its mission is to promote job growth, diversify the County's economy, and expand the local tax base.
Pitt County Development Commission
111 S. Washington Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-758-1989 
http://www.pittcountync.gov/depts/idc/
Uptown Greenville
Uptown Greenville is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization established to develop plans and implement actions necessary to revitalize and to ensure continued growth to the Uptown Business District of Greenville, North Carolina.
Uptown Greenville
301 Evans Street Ste 101
Greenville, NC 27858
www.uptowngreenville.com
252-561-8400

Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
The Women’s Business Center of North Carolina is a partnership program between the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center’s mission is to promote economic self-sufficiency for all women of North Carolina through entrepreneurship.
Women’s Business Center of North Carolina
114 W. Parrish St.
PO Box 1331
Durham, NC 27701
919.956.8889  
www.ncimed.com/wbc
 


Business Support Organizations
Numerous unique resource organizations are located within the Greenville area to serve local businesses and support their growth and success. The resources in the area serve everything from the high-tech research and development companies to the entrepreneurial start-up venture.   

Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology
The Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology is a nonprofit organization established in 2009 that fosters economic growth through support for the nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine industries. COIN offers an array of programs to address client needs such as early-stage funding, preclinical testing, regulatory guidance, technology scouting, business intelligence, industry partnering, and commercialization services.
Center of Innovation for Nanobiotechnology
303 S. Roxboro St., Suite 30
Durham, NC 27701
http://www.nanobiotech.org/

Drug Discovery Center of Innovation
The goal of the Drug Discovery Center of Innovation is to be a primary enabler for discovering and developing new candidate drugs for disease serving as a key bridge between industry and academia to translate discoveries into effective medicines.The DDCOI will provide the opportunity for academicians and bio/pharmaceutical companies to utilize the DDCOI to outsource their early stage drug discovery and development work and to access a business intelligence portal to gain information on new drug discovery targets and technologies.
Drug Discovery Center of Innovation
PO Box 13032
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.314.8341  
www.ddcoi.org 

The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences
The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences is an independent, nonprofit coalition of universities, foundations, government agencies, and private sector businesses engaged in environmental risk assessment and biomedical sciences research and development. The goals of The Hamner Institute are to facilitate development of new and safer medicines, guard public health and safety, and to contribute to the economic growth of North Carolina and the nation. The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences operates two flagship institutes—The Institute for Chemical Safety Sciences and the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences. Both institutes are working with key government agencies and industry partners to develop cutting-edge approaches that will transform the way toxicity testing is performed. The end result of these changes will be faster, more cost-effective testing, better predictive tools for evaluating the safety of pharmaceuticals and environmental chemicals, and accelerated development of new products. Four Centers of Excellence in preclinical safety and efficacy, genomic biology and bioinformatics, computational and dose response modeling, and human health assessment support the two institutes in their goals. As a health effects research institute, The Hamner is ideally located in Research Triangle Park, which is also home to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and major facilities of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences is a new entity that exists outside of the boundaries of the traditional university, yet facilitates joint appointments with Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina public universities. Through collaborative initiatives that strengthen the outcomes of the research investment, The Hamner offers all of the intellectual, collegial, and scientific benefits of a leading research university. 

The Hamner Institute for Health Sciences
6 Davis Drive
PO Box 12137
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2137
919.558.1200  
www.thehamner.org
Ibiliti
Ibiliti has an exclusive focus on North Carolina's advanced medical technologies sector which includes companies developing medical devices, diagnostics, medical imaging, and health care software. Ibiliti is a nonprofit organization that is committed to building and expanding a network of intellectual, human, and financial resources that advanced medical technology companies can tap into in order to quickly and successfully navigate the commercialization and development process.
Ibiliti
4505 Emperor Blvd., Suite 220
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.782.1991  
www.ibiliti-nc.com

International Society of Automation
Founded in 1945, The International Society of Automation is a leading, global, nonprofit organization that is setting the standard for automation by helping more than 30,000 worldwide members and other professionals solve difficult technical problems, while enhancing their leadership and personal career capabilities. Based in Research Triangle Park, ISA develops standards; certifies industry professionals; provides education and training; publishes books and technical articles; and hosts the largest conference and exhibition for automation professionals in the Western Hemisphere.
International Society of Automation  
67 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.549.8411  
www.isa.org  

Licensing Executives Society
Licensing Executives Society is a professional organization with 12,000 members in more than 80 countries that is focused on facilitating intellectual property commerce. Members have access to publications and resources, which provide the latest developments in the IP business community, as well as networking opportunities and professional development.
Licensing Executives Society
www.lesusacanada.org


Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation
The Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation will serve as the focal point of North Carolina's Marine Biotechnology to the world. The intent of this center is to bring together marine biotechnologically based services and innovation, create markets where none exist, and contribute to the educational, economic, and social development of the state of North Carolina and its residents through marine biotechnology.
Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.541.9366  
www.ncbiotech.org

MCNC
MCNC, a nonprofit organization, has been committed to building partnerships among academic, research, government, and business communities for more than a quarter of a century. These partnerships enable and advance education, innovation, and economic development throughout North Carolina by delivering the world’s foremost information technology services through the North Carolina Research and Education Network. Currently, MCNC is teaming with North Carolina education, government, and business communities to develop and implement a plan to provide network services to every K-12 school and community college in North Carolina.
MCNC
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Multimedia Technologies Services
600 Moye Blvd., 2E-96
Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-3237 
www.mcnc.org
 
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association exclusively represents and serves U.S. manufacturers of original equipment and replacement parts, service tools and equipment, and chemicals for automobiles and trucks. MEMA provides its members with market research, industry and regulatory information, government representation, financial services, and electronic data services.
Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association
10 Laboratory Drive
PO Box 13966
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3966
919.549.4800  
www.mema.org


National Association of Women Business Owners
The National Association of Women Business Owners provides support to women entrepreneurs in social, economic, and political arenas. NAWBO focuses on promoting economic development, creating innovation and effective change, building strategic alliances, and influencing public policy.
National Association of Women Business Owners
www.nawbo-raleigh.org


National Humanities Center
The National Humanities Center is the only major independent American institute for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Outstanding scholars from across the United States and more than 30 other nations have been awarded fellowships for advanced study at the National Humanities Center. The center annually admits 40 fellows, who represent a broad range of ages, disciplines and home institutions. The National Humanities Center is located in Research Triangle Park on the campus of the Triangle Universities Center for Advanced Studies, Inc.
National Humanities Center
7 T.W. Alexander Drive
PO Box 12256
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2256
919.549.0661  
nationalhumanitiescenter.org

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences conducts biomedical research on the effects of chemical, physical, and biological environmental agents on human health and well-being.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
111 T.W. Alexander Drive
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.541.3345  
www.niehs.nih.gov

NCBIO
NCBIO is North Carolinas state-level affiliate of the national Biotechnology Industry Organization. Together, the two groups advocate federal, state, and local public policies designed to help the bioscience industry fulfill its extraordinary promise as a source of economic opportunity and improved quality of life. NCBIO serves the third largest state biotechnology cluster in the nation, comprising more than 150 companies and 18,000 employees.
NCBIO
PO Box 14354
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
919.281.8960  http://ncbioscience.net/ 

North Carolina Biotechnology Center
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is a private, nonprofit corporation established in 1981 as the United States’ first statewide initiative in biotechnology. The center’s primary focus is to strengthen the biotechnology research capabilities of the state’s universities; assist biotechnology business development; educate the public about the science, issues, and application of biotechnology; encourage collaborations among the state’s universities, industry, and government; and strengthen North Carolina’s national and international leadership in biotechnology.
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
15 T.W. Alexander Drive
PO Box 13547
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3547
919.541.9366  
www.ncbiotech.org

Office of Information Technology Services
The Office of Information Technology Services provides much of the information technology used by state agencies, local governments, and educational institutions across North Carolina. ITS services include hosting, network and video services, telecommunications, and enterprise services, such as NCMail and iWise.
Office of Information Technology Services
PO Box 17209
Raleigh, NC 27619-7209
919.754.6100  
www.its.nc.gov

North Carolina Technology Association
The North Carolina Technology Association is the premier statewide leadership organization that represents the technology industry. Membership consists of top-tier leaders among technology companies, professional service firms, community organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies. NCTA helps its members grow regionally and compete globally by actively connecting business decision-makers, educating government officials on issues relevant to the technology industry, and providing invaluable educational and executive networking events. NCTA has remained a trusted resource for more than a decade with the access and ability to influence locally and impact globally.
North Carolina Technology Association
4020 Westchase Blvd., Suite 350
Raleigh, NC 27607
919.856.0393  
www.nctechnology.org
 

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Sigma Xi is the honor society of research scientists and engineers. It is an international, multidisciplinary society whose programs and activities promote the health of the scientific enterprise, reward excellence in scientific research, and encourage a sense of companionship and cooperation among scientists in all fields. Scientists and engineers are elected to Sigma Xi based on their research potential or achievements. The society includes nearly 60,000 active members. More than 200 Nobel Prize-winning members are commemorated in the Hall of Honor at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park. Sigma Xi has more than 500 chapters in North America and around the world at colleges and universities, industrial research centers, and government laboratories. The society endeavors to encourage support of original work across the spectrum of science and technology and to promote an appreciation within society at large for the role research has played in human progress.
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
600 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834
Gree, NC 27709
252-744-2265 
800.243.6534
www.sigmaxi.org

Small Business and Technology Development Center
Organized as an inter-institutional program of the University of North Carolina System, Small Business and Technology Development Center is the primary organization through which the state of North Carolina provides counseling and technical assistance to entrepreneurs as well as medium-size businesses facilitating technology development and commercialization.
Small Business and Technology Development Center
Willis Building
300 East First Street
Greenville, NC 27858
252-737-1385 
http://www.sbtdc.org/offices/ecu/