Financial Resources and Incentives

The Craven County Economic Development office works to help businesses identify funding and financing opportunities offered through the state of North Carolina.
  • The State of North Carolina offers a variety of financial resources in the forms of grants and loans for small businesses and entrepreneurs. You can access them at thrivenc.com/smallbusiness.
  • The North Carolina Department of Commerce Office of Science & Technology offers grant programs for STEM industries.
  • The Golden Leaf Foundation is helping transform formerly tobacco-dependent economies through grants in agriculture, economic development, and workforce preparedness, as well as educational assistance.