Contact information has been listed below for organizations that may be of benefit to you and your business.
Please visit our “Helpful Phone Numbers” page for contact information on various community organizations that might also be of benefit.

Some of the information below has been obtained from the following organizations’ websites.

BBB of Eastern North Carolina
5540 Munford Rd., Ste. 130, Raleigh, NC 27612-2655
919-277-4222 PH | 919-277-4221 FAX

Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center
764 West Street, Building 41, Room 211, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-545-8015 PH

Phillip Pappas, Small Business Center Coordinator -Chatham

Free business counseling and training. An excellent resource for those interested in starting a business or already in business

Central Carolina Community College
764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-6495 PH

Siler City Center
400 Progress Blvd., Siler City, NC 27344
919-545-8663 PH

Chatham Chamber of Commerce
531 East 3rd Street, Siler City, NC 27344
919-742-3333 PH | 919-742-1333 FAX
37 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
984-265-9172 PH

Cindy Poindexter, President / CEO

Mary Bowman, Administrative Assistant

Cheryl Littleton, Membership Coordinator
984-282-6562 PH

Chatham County
12 East Street Pittsboro NC 27312
919-545-8200 PH | 919-542-8272 FAX
Dan LaMontagne, County Manager

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation
964 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8274 PH

Michael Smith, President
919-542-8278 PH

Phillip Thompson, Project Manager
919-548-8278 PH

Jack Pendergraph, Business Retention and Expansion Specialist
919-542-8380 PH

Ann Fitts, Communication Specialist
Direct: 919-542-8275 PH

Chatham County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency for Chatham County. The EDC is a 501(c)3 economic development non-profit that provides support to businesses with relocation and expansion plans and markets Chatham County as the preferred location for emerging growth companies.

Chatham County NC Cooperative Extension
1192 U.S. Highway 64 Business, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-542-8202 PH | 919-542-8246 FAX

Dr. Ginger Cunningham, Director

Cooperative Extension is a part of a nationwide educational system which involves the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state land-grant university system and county government. Extension programs often enhance the work of other government and nonprofit agencies which join to improve the quality of life for county residents. North Carolina Cooperative Extension provides a broad range of educational programs that are of benefit to farmers, rural and urban residents, community leaders, homemakers, parents, and youth. Extension programs focus on traditional and changing needs in the areas of agriculture, home economics, community and rural development, and 4-H and youth.

Chatham County Planning Department
80-A East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-545-8204 PH

Jason Sullivan, Planning Director

Executive Service Corps of the Triangle
800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709
919-294-9803 PH

Executive Service Corps (ESC) of the Triangle, a North Carolina 501(c) 3 organization, provides affordable consulting and capacity building services to Triangle nonprofits to help them achieve their missions.

NC Works Career Center – Chatham County
Central Carolina Community College
764 West Street, Pittsboro, NC 27344
919-545-8054 PH

Malinda Marsh, Director

North Carolina Department of Commerce
301 North Wilmington Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-1058
919-814-4600 PH

The N.C. Department of Commerce is the state’s leading economic-development agency, working with local, regional, national, and international companies. The department’s mission is to improve the economic well-being and quality of life for all North Carolinians. The mission is carried out by serving existing business and industry, including providing international trade assistance; recruiting new jobs and domestic and foreign investment; encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation; marketing North Carolina and its brand; supporting workforce development; strengthening communities; and promoting tourism, film, and sports development. The Department also provides data, statistics, information and reports for state government and agencies, which regulate commerce in the state.

Pittsboro Business Association
PO Box 107, Pittsboro NC 27312

The Pittsboro Business Association is a membership-driven organization that promotes member businesses and positions Pittsboro as a tourist destination in the heart of North Carolina.
Pittsboro and Chatham County are poised for unprecedented growth. This presents a tremendous opportunity for businesses. By advocating for our members, encouraging local spending, and engaging town and county governments, we can drive economic vitality. It’s an exciting time to be in Chatham County. Join us as we put our resources together to shape the future for our town.

Pittsboro Planning Department
Town Hall, 635 East Street, Pittsboro NC 27312
919-542-4621 PH

Theresa Thompson, Downton Development Director
919-542-2063 PH

Research Triangle Regional Partnership
RDU International Airport, NC 27623-0756
1000 Trade Drive, Suite 124
919-334-4071 PH

Ryan Combs, Executive Director

The Research Triangle Regional Partnership is an economic development organization sustained by and committed to 13 core counties located in Central North Carolina. We serve as a connector between businesses looking to expand or relocate, and the economic development offices, government agencies, and business organizations that support private sector growth.

Acting as proud ambassadors, we introduce companies and organizations to a region that offers incredible access to diverse talent, a competitive cost of living, a strong and diverse economic climate, a supportive infrastructure, and quality of life that is second to none.

Our primary goal is to market the region to external audiences on why the Research Triangle Region is the best place to live and do business.

1700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 115 / CB# 1823, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
919-962-0389 PH

The SBTDC’s location in Chapel Hill is committed to helping make your business better. Our office is affiliated with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and we specifically serve the counties of Alamance, Chatham, Lee, Orange and Person.

Need help with your business? Submit a counseling request or give us a call today.

103 West Main Street, Durham, NC 27701
919-240-7765 PH

SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneur education and the formation, growth, and success of small businesses nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA. SCORE Chapel Hill is one of 389 chapters nationwide. Both working and retired executive and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors.

Siler City Merchant’s Association
208 East Raleigh Street, Siler City, NC 27344
919-663-5541 PH

Angelynn Fox – Co-president of SCMA

Sue Szary – Co-president of SCMA

We are a trade organization representing a friendly hometown, Siler City, North Carolina growing with eclectic shops and caring professionals

Siler City Planning & Community Development Department
311 North Second Avenue, Siler City, NC

Jack Meadows, Community Development Director
919-726-8627 PH

The Planning and Community Development Department is a dynamic unit that works to improve the welfare of people and the community by creating more equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive place for present and future generations.

Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600, Raleigh, NC 27601
919-715-7272 PH

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has helped North Carolina businesses grow and create new jobs since 1984. We provide management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses. Most of our services are free of charge, and all are confidential. By providing entrepreneurs with the tools, they need to build and grow successful businesses, the SBTDC positively impacts NC’s economy.

WEBB Squared – Wealth Through Entrepreneurship for Black Businesses
120 Mosaic Blvd, Suite 200-22 Pittsboro, NC 27312
855-249-7675 PH


WEBB Squared believes in an economy that works for everyone – and knows that our communities are stronger when our economies are more inclusive.

That’s why WEBB Squared “Wealth through Entrepreneurship for Black and Brown Businesses” provides one-on-one coaching, entrepreneurial mindset work, networking. and other services to help close the racial wealth gap and advance economic inclusion among Black, Latinx and other communities of color that are underserved in North Carolina’s rural counties.