Business Assistance

Business Resources

NC Main Street

Focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

Carolina Small Business Development

Carolina Small Business Development Fund is a statewide, 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution that provides capital, technical assistance, and policy research to light the way for small businesses in North Carolina.

Economic Development Partnership of NC

YOU HAVE QUESTIONS. WE HAVE ANSWERS. No matter your business needs, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina is ready to assist.

NC Retail Merchant Association

The North Carolina Retail Merchants Association (NCRMA) is the leading advocate and business resource dedicated to promoting a positive legislative and regulatory environment for the retail industry – enhancing members’ opportunities for success. We are the expert on NC retail laws.

 NC Small Business Center Network

Each local SBC can provide you with a variety of helpful resources, including links to organizations and agencies vital to the successful operation of your business.


The nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, SCORE is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals.

COA Small Business Center 

College of The Albemarle’s Small Business Center offers the information and assistance you’ll need to succeed with your small business, including help with marketing, sales, bookkeeping, and management.

Funding Resources

Building Reuse Grants

Develop older buildings in your community into assets to attract new or expanding businesses with the state’s Building Reuse Program.

Investment Opportunities

Edenton Investment Opportunities

Check out properties that are available for lease or for sale. Take a deeper look into redevelopment projects going on in Edenton.

Destination Downtown Edenton’s primary focus is economic development through the lens of preservation. We’re here to advocate and connect the dots for entrepreneurs, building owners, and potential investors.

We offer assistance with business planning, local market analysis, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits, design services, project funding, and much more. Your success in Edenton is our primary goal!

Facade Improvement Program

Destination Downtown Edenton offers a matching grant for façade improvements in the downtown commercial district. The program is an incentives-based initiative to encourage the renovation of building facades and preserve the unique architectural character of our historic downtown commercial district.

Examples of eligible projects include sign replacement, door, and roof repair, removal of false fronts, canvas awning installation, historic reconstructions, and structural repair. For more information review the below documents and contact us.

Destination Downtown Facade Improvement Guidelines

Destination Downtown Facade Improvement Application

In addition to the Facade improvement grant, the North Carolina Main Street program has a partnership with the UNCG Interior Architecture Department and its Center for Community-Engaged Design to provide design assistance to designated Main Street communities across the state, including Edenton.

Undergraduate and graduate students are selected to become Main Street Fellows. The Main Street Fellows work with UNCG Interior Architecture Department Professors to complete facade rehabilitation designs and upper-story apartment conversions. To learn more about this offering and see examples of completed projects visit the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page.