State of Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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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North Carolina’s Business Support Resources
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

Steady Growth in North Carolina

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

Business Survival: How Getting Help, Helps
Mari Howe, SBTDC, Senior Research Analyst

NC Small Business Facts

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


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