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Identifying all of the licenses, permits, and other regulatory approvals required to do business in North Carolina is a crucial step in the planning process.

-Consultants with the state’s Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) team are available to assist you in identifying state licensing requirements for specific business activities and provide a wealth of information about service providers, resources and programs. For personal assistance, call 800-228-8443 between 8:00am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

-The Corporations Division of the Secretary of State’s Office can provide information related to organizing and incorporating your business.

-Information about environmental permits may be found in the Permit Directory of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) website here.

-Information about other licenses required by N.C. state agencies or occupational licensing boards can be found here on the BLNC website.

RESOURCE LINKS (High Country Council of Governments) (Appalachian Regional Commission) (Economic Development Partnership of NC)

113 Green Mountain Drive, Suite B P.O. Box 246 Burnsville, NC

Office number: +1 (828) 682-7722