IndustryFIRST Economic Allies and Partners
Pitt County and our economic allies are dedicated to providing local industries with the business support services they need to grow and expand. Allow our office to help put you in contact with the right service provider for your industry.
Pitt County Development Commission (PCDC)
(252) 902-2075, www.LocateInCarolina.com
The primary goal of the Pitt County Industrial Expansion and Retention program is to help retain and grow nearly 100 existing manufacturing firms located within Pitt County.
Business & Industry Services, Pitt Community College
(252) 493-7216, www.pittcc.edu/continuing-education/business-and-industry-services/
Helps businesses maintain their competitive edge through customized training and development services.
Business Link North Carolina
(800) 228-8443, http://blnc.gov/
A service of the Economic Development Partnership of NC and provides access to an extensive network of experts that can help businesses succeed.
Center for Innovation in Technology and Engineering (CITE), East Carolina University
(252) 328-9600, www.ecu.edu/cs-tecs/cite.cfm
CITE provides a cost effective alternative for specialized industrial training and project implementation.
Office of Innovation and Economic Development, East Carolina University
(252) 737-1380, www.ecu.edu/oeied
ECU’s Economic Development Office draws upon the expertise of faculty, students, and professional staff to assist in the economic development of the state’s easternmost 40 counties.
Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce
(252) 752-4101, www.greenvillenc.org
A volunteer organization of business, professional, industrial, and community leaders working together to create and maintain an economically strong county.
Greenville Pitt County Convention and Visitors Bureau
(252) 329-4200, www.visitgreenvillenc.com
Makes meeting planning execution and assistance their top priority.
Greenville Utilities Commission (GUC)
(252) 752-7166, www.GUC.com
Helps companies get the most out of their energy dollars by providing cost-saving energy programs.
Industrial Extension Service (IES)
(252) 643-1086, www.ies.ncsu.edu
Helps companies stay abreast of the latest technologies and best practices in both engineering and business management.
(252) 355-9067, www.regionqwdb.org/PittNCW.htm
Provides citizens and employers with the highest quality of customer focused and user-friendly career planning, training, and placement services.
NC Biotechnology Center
(252) 328-9981, www.ncbiotech.org
The world’s first government-sponsored organization dedicated to developing the biotechnology industry.
NC Department of Commerce-Business Development
(919) 733-4151, www.nccommerce.com
Offers an extensive collection of resources and services to support and enhance your business.
North Carolina Division of Employment Security
(252) 355-9067, www.ncesc.com
Provides employment services, unemployment insurance, and labor market information to the State’s workers, employers, and the public.
NC Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at ECU
(252) 737-1385, http://www.sbtdc.org/offices/ecu/
Services focus on management counseling, addressing issues including financing, marketing, human resources, operations, business planning, and feasibility assessment.
NC Community College System BioNetwork
Outreach requests: (252) 757-3519, www.ncbionetwork.org
A statewide initiative that connects community colleges across North Carolina, providing specialized training, curricula and equipment, to develop a world-class workforce for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries.
NC Department of Environmental Quality
(252) 946-6481, http://protal.ncdenr.org/web/washington-regional-office
Assist small businesses with air quality and other regulatory requirements, encouraging environmental compliance and stewardship.
NC Department of Labor (NCDOL)
Helps employers achieve a safe and healthful workplace for their employees.
NC East Alliance
(800) 474-8499, www.nceast.org
Offers confidential site location assistance and information to companies considering the Eastern Region for a business location or expansion.
A one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in NC.
Region Q Workforce Development Board
(252) 974-1821, www.regionqwdb.org
Committed to providing employers with the right information for their business to succeed and grow.
Small Business Center, Pitt Community College
(252) 493-7541, www.pittcc.edu/continuing-education/small-business-center/
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.
(252) 752-9774, www.strivenc.org
A nationally recognized workforce initiative committed to individual and community empowerment through employment.