State of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

SBTDC State of Small Business

The annual State of Small Business and Entrepreneurship report presents facts and opinions about small business in North Carolina. The report includes a look at the economic outlook and trends, NC small business facts, and business rankings for the State.

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SBA Partnerships Mean Access to Capital for North Carolina Small Businesses
Lynn Douthett, US Small Business Administrator, NC District Office

Continued Economic Recovery Brings Growth Opportunities for North Carolina’s Small Businesses
Scott Daugherty, State Director, NC SBTDC

Economic Outlook Trends

North Carolina on Track with Nation’s Growth

Dr. James Kleckley, Director, ECU Bureau of Business Research

Mid-Size Business and Economic Impact
Kevin McConnaghy, SBTDC, State Program Director, Strategy & Growth Services

NC Small Business Facts

  • Small Business Employment in North Carolina
  • North Carolina Exports
  • Survival Rates of Establishments in North Carolina
  • Lending
  • Firms and Employment in NC by Industry Size and Firm Size
  • Employment Size of Enterprise for All NC Industries
  • Demographics of All North Carolina Businesses
  • Job Creation by Firm Size
  • NC Business Rankings


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