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Workforce Development Boards

Centralina Workforce Development Board
(704) 348-2717

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Workforce Development Board
(704) 336-3952

Western Piedmont Workforce Development Board
(828) 485-4218

Region C Workforce Development Board
(828) 287-0262

 

Gaston County Workforce Development Board
(704) 862-7931

Catawba Workforce Investment Area
(803) 327-9041

Pee Dee Workforce Investment Area
(843) 669-3138

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Council of Governments

Centralina Council of Governments
525 N. Tryon St., 12th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 372-2416

Western Piedmont Council of Governments
P.O. Box 9026, 736 Fourth St. SW
Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 322-9191

  Isothermal Planning & Development Commission
111 West Court St.
Rutherfordton, NC 28139
(828) 287-2281

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Labor Market Information

N.C. Labor Market Information
(919) 733-2936
  S.C. Labor Market Information
(803) 737-2660


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Business Development Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration
6302 Fairview Rd., Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 344-6563 (local office)

Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
8701 Mallard Creek Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28262-9705
(704) 548-1090

Packard Place - Innovation. Entrepreneurship. Community
Contact: Adam Hill
222 South Church Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 248-5660

 

North Carolina Rural Economic Development Center
4021 Carya Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27610
(919) 250-4325

Charlotte U.S. Export Assistance Center
(704) 333-4886

Foreign Trade Zone Administrator
(704) 347-8942

Charlotte World Trade Association
Contact: Sarah Peeler
9904 Clarke's View Pl. NW
Concord, NC 28027
(704) 968-3166
 

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Local Economic Development Contacts

Alexander County
Alexander County Economic Development
David Icenhour
621 Liledoun Road
Taylorsville, NC 28681
(828) 632-1161
dicenhour@alexandercountync.gov

Cabarrus County
Cabarrus Economic Development
Margie Bukowski
3003 Dale Earnhardt Blvd
Kannapolis, NC 28083
(980) 224-2210
mbukowski@cabarrus.biz

Catawba County
Catawba County Economic Development Corporation
Scott Millar
P.O. Box 3388
Hickory, NC 28603
(828) 267-1564
smillar@catawbacountync.gov

Cleveland County
Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership
Kristin Fletcher
200 South Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
(704) 487-8521
Kristin@ccedp.org

Gaston County
Gaston County Economic Development Commission
Donny Hicks, CEcD CCIM
P.O. Box 2339
Gastonia, NC 28053
(704) 825-4046
donny.hicks@gastongov.com

Iredell County – City
Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation
Robert J. Carney, Jr.
151 E. Iredell Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
(704) 664-6922
robby@edcmooresville.org

Statesville Regional Development
Michael Smith
115 E. Front Street
Statesville, NC 28677
(704) 871-0062
Mike@StatesvilleRegion.com

Lincoln County
Lincoln Economic Development Association
Cliff Brumfield
502 East Main Street
Lincolnton, NC 28092
(704) 732-1511
cliff@lincolneda.org

 

Mecklenburg County
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Edge
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 378-1307
jedge@charlottechamber.com

Rowan County
RowanWorks

Robert Van Geons
204 East Innes Street
Suite 220
Salisbury, NC 28144
(704) 637-5526
Robert@rowanworks.com

Stanly County
Stanly County Economic Development Commission
Paul Stratos
1000 North First Street, Suite 11
Albemarle, NC 28001
(704) 986-3682
pstratos@stanlyedc.org

Union County
Monroe-Union County Economic Development

Chris Platé
P.O. Box 69
Monroe, NC 28111-0069
(704) 282-5780
cplate@monroenc.org

Chester County
Chester County Economic Development
Karlisa Parker
3200 Commerce Dr., Suite B
Richburg, SC 29729
(803) 377-1216
kparker@choosechester.com

Chesterfield County
Chesterfield County Economic Development Board
Kim Burch
P.O. Box 192
Chesterfield, SC 29709
(843) 623-6500
kburchatccc@shtc.net

Lancaster County
Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation
Keith Tunnell
210 W. Gay St.
P.O. Box 973
Lancaster, SC 29721
(803) 285-9471
keith.tunnell@lancastersc-edc.com

York County
York County Economic Development Board
David Swenson
1830 Second Baxter Crossing
Fort Mill, SC 29708
(803) 802-4300
david.swenson@yorkcountygov.com

State of North Carolina
N.C. Department of Commerce

Uconda Dunn
Charlotte, NC
(704) 547-5736
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International Business Organizations

African Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Chris A. Ogunrinde
P.O. Box 546, Midwood Station
Charlotte, NC 28299-5466
(704) 374-0916
acc@africanchamber.org

Arab Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Malek Jandali
1410 Market Square Drive
Suite F-1
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 281-0254
info@arab-americanchamber.org

British American Business Council of NC
Contact: R. Scott Mercer
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
(704) 687-7761
rscott.mercer@marsh.com

Brazil Carolinas Network
Contact: George Karski
Charlotte, NC
(407) 234-4690

Carolinas Asian American Chamber
of Commerce

Contact: Dr. John Chen
1339 Baxter Street, Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 332-5656
johnc217@aol.com

Charlotte Taiwanese American Association
1025 Thornsby Ln.
Matthews, NC 28105
(704) 807-8143
service@charlottetaiwan.org

European-American Business Forum
Contact: Sarah Peeler
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 968-3166
sarahpeeler@eabf.info

 

French-American Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Laure Dasse
P.O. Box 12328
Charlotte, NC 28220
(704) 225-3910
info@faccnc.com

German-American Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Dr. Christian Kissinger
1220-A Mount Holly-Huntersville Rd.
Huntersville, NC 28078
(704) 465-5998
gaccnc@gaccsouth.com
 

International House
Contact: Denise Cumbee Long
322 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 333-8099
dlong@ihclt.org

Latin American Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Astrid Chirinos
1112 Charlottetowne Ave.
Suite 205
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704) 343-2525
lacccharlotte@gmail.com

Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Thomas Swanson
P.O. Box 18443
Raleigh, NC 27619-8443
(919) 412-4229           
admin@saccofnc.org

World Affairs Council of Charlotte
Contact:  L.J. Stambuk
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
(704) 687-7760
lstambuk@worldaffairscouncil.org

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International Cultural Organizations

Alemannia Society of Charlotte
Contact: Brigitte Hartenstein
P.O. Box 12652
Charlotte, NC 28220
(704) 823-0322
BHartenstein@steagllc.com

Alliance Française de Charlotte
Contact:  Virginie Stewart
Charlotte, NC
(704) 321-5528
info@afclt.org

American Turkish Association of North Carolina
P.O. Box 38832
Charlotte, NC 28278
info@CharlotteTurks.org

Austrian Cultural Society of Charlotte
Contact: Hans Plotseneder
6810 Alanbrook Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
(704) 998-6157
hansplots@aol.com

AustroAmerican Council of North & South Carolina
Contact: Robert Friedl
250 N. Main Street
Mount Holly, NC 28120
(704) 827-7246
auskonclt@aol.com

Friends of Scandinavia
Contact: Seppo Laaksonen
6528 Highwood Place
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 552-6067

German-American Club of Charlotte
Contact: Angie Adams
P.O. Box 470421
Charlotte, NC 28247
(704) 458-6396
angieadams@kwcharlotte.com

Irish Society of Charlotte
Contact: Susan Traynor
155 Cabell Way
Charlotte, NC 28211
(704) 708-6489
info@irishsocietyofcharlotte.org

 

Japan-America Society of Charlotte
Contact: Maria Domoto, Director
105 W. Morehead Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 332-3800
jasc@bellsouth.net

Japanese Association in Charlotte
Contact: Yuki Ishiguri
C/o International House
322 Hawthorne Lane
Charlotte, NC 27204
(704) 333-2775
jacharlotte@bellsouth.net
nihonjinkai03@ctc.net

Korean Association of Charlotte
Contact: Sunglae Kim, President
919 S. McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
(704)  591-4872
kimdeerkim@yahoo.co.kr

Latin American Women's Association
7810 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy
Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 552-1003
lawa@lawanc.org

Suomi-Finland Club of Charlotte
Contact: Seppo Laaksonen
6528 Highwood Place
Charlotte, NC 28210
(704) 552-6067
pirsep@earthlink.net

South Africans in Charlotte
Diane Stewart
5675 Providence Glen Road
Charlotte, NC 28270
(704) 844-1064
info@southafricansincharlotte.org

Swiss Society of Charlotte

Contact: Walter Hess, President
PO Box 5152
Mooresville, NC 28117
(704) 664-2267
mailtowally@gmail.com

Honorary Consuls:
Honorary Consul, Ralph Daetwyler, Estonia - (704) 659-7484
Honorary Consul, Laura Meyer Wellman, France - (704) 973-4532
Honorary Consul, Kurt Waldhausen, Germany - (704) 372-2172
Honorary Consul, Steven Kropp, Guatemala - (704) 333-5958
Honorary Consul, Dr. John Young, Ireland - (704) 529-1364
Honorary Consul, Dr. Claudio Carpano, Italy - (704) 373-1505
Honorary Vice Consul, Patrick Cvetko Brown, Mexico - (704) 394-2192
Honorary Consul, Florin Pindic Blaj, Moldova - (828) 396-2220
Honorary Consul, Gilberto Bergman, Nicaragua - (704) 537-1230
Honorary Consul, Heinz Roth, Switzerland - (704) 292-1041
Honorary Consul, Michael Teden, OBE, United Kingdom - (704) 332-0002

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