Our Business Development Partners



Business Resource Links

The Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses partners and collaborates with the following public and private agencies to assist historically underutilized businesses in overcoming marketplace barriers.
Business Services
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Carolina Minority Supplier Development Council (CMSDC) North Carolina Lawyers for Entrepreneurs Assistance Program (NC LEAP)
Insight/Center for Community Economic Development North Carolina Minority Women Business EnterpriseCoordinators’ Network (NCCN)
Latin Business Association (LBA) Raleigh Business and Technology Center (RBTC)
Military Business Center (NCMBC) Self Help Credit Union
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Small Business Administration (SBA)
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) Small Business Center Network
National Women Business Owners Corporation (NWBOC) Small Businesses Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
NC Community Colleges The Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
NC Procurement Technical Assistance Center (NC PTAC) The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs
NC Rural Center United Indian Development Association
North Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NCHCC) US Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (USHCC)
North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative (NCIEDI) Women Business Enterprise Council, Inc. (WBEC)
1North Carolina Institute for Minority Economic Development (NCIMED)

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Construction Contracting
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Carolinas Association of General Contractors (CAGC) National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
Council of American Minority Professionals (CAMP) National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)
Cumberland Regional Improvement Corporation (CRIC) National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
GOLER Community Development Corporation (GOLER CDC) National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Hispanic Contractors Association of the Carolinas (HCAC) NC Department of Administration Office of State Construction (NCDOA-SCO)
Metrolina Minority Contractors Association (MMCA) United Minority Contractors of North Carolina (UMCNC)

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State Contracting
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Business ServiCenter NC Department of Administration Division of Purchase and Contract
NC Department of Commerce NC Department of Administration Division of Surplus Property
NC Department of Administration Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) NC Department of Transportation
NC Department of Administration Office of Information Technology NC Secretary of State
NC Department of Administration Office of State Construction

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Federal Contracting
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Department of Defense - Office of Small Business Programs The General Services Administration (GSA)
Department of Homeland Security Small Business Procurement Assistance U.S. Minority Business Development Agency
Federal Business Opportunities United States Small Business Administration (SBA)
Central Contractor Registration (CCR)
The Department of Veterans Affairs Women-Owned Businesses
NC Department of Administration Office of State Construction

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Public Education Contracting
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Education Directory The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
The North Carolina Community Colleges System The University of North Carolina System
Design and Construction
NC Department of Administration Office of State Construction

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Cities and Local Municipalities Contracting
Local M/WBE Offices are available to assist you with the certification process for Statewide Uniform Certification and business development.
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City of Asheville–Minority Business Program City of Raleigh – Small Disadvantaged Minority and Women-Owned Business Program
City of Charlotte– Minority, Women and Small Business Enterprise Program City of Winston-SalemMinority and Women Business Enterprise Program
City of Durham – Department of Equal Opportunity/Equity Assurance New Hanover County
City of Greensboro-Minority Women Business EnterpriseProgram City of Greenville - Minority and/or Women Business Enterprise Program

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Certifying Agencies
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NC Department of Administration Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses NC Department of Transportation Office of Civil Rights & Business Development and Workforce Development
Carolinas Minority Suppliers Development Council US Small Business Administration (Small Disadvantaged Business, 8(a) Business Development, HUBZone)
National Women Business Owners Corporation Women Business Enterprise National Council

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Minority Print Media
Asian Herald/Charlotte, NC / 704-342-5656 / Ki-Hyun Chun
Carolina Peacemaker / Greensboro, NC / 336-274-6210 / Afrique Kilimanjaro
The County News / Statesville, NC / 704-873-1054 / Mason McCullough
Charlotte Post / Charlotte, NC / 704-376-0496 / Fran Farrer-Nash
Greater Diversity News / Wilmington, NC / 910-762-1337 / 800-462-0738 / Kathy Grear
La Conexion / Raleigh, NC / 919-832-1225 / Paola Jaramillo
La Noticia –The Spanish Language Newspaper (servicing Charlotte-Raleigh-Asheville – 1100 Navaho Drive, Suite 202, Raleigh, NC 27609 919-594-6464
La Progresso Hispano Newsletter / Charlotte, NC / 704-529-6624 / Aura Herrera
Que Pasa / Durham-Raleigh, NC / Delivery 919-669-8540 / Advertise 919-645-1680 / Marina Alenan
The Carolinian / Raleigh, NC / 919-834-5558 / Paul Jervay
The Chronicle / Winston-Salem, NC / 336-722-8624 / Erica Ashbury
The FayettevillePress / Fayetteville, NC / 910-323-3120 / J. J. Jones
The Triangle Tribune / Durham, NC / 919-688-9408 / Bonitta Best
WilmingtonJournal / Wilmington, NC / 910-762-5502 / Shawn Thatch

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Plan Rooms
Cumberland Regional Improvement Corporation P.O. Box 1567 Fayetteville, NC 27302 Gus Webber / 910-483-6439 Email webbgswb@aol.com
Construction Resource Center of Durham - 114 W. Parrish Street - 5th Floor, Durham, NC 27701 Office: 919-956-8889
Construction Resource Center of Fayetteville - 2520 Murchison Road, Fayetteville, NC 28301 Office: 910-488-4115
Hispanic Contractors Association Plan Room (HCAC) 6503 Hilburn Drive Raleigh, NC / Paul Tilford / 828-390-7090
McGee Cadd Reprographics Resource Center 2527 S. 17th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 / Chris Evans /910-392-5500
Construction Resource Center of Charlotte - 2848 Queen City Drive, Suite B, Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-332-5746
Construction Resource Center of Greensboro at NC A&T Department of Construction Management & Occupational Safety and Health, Price Hall - Room 112M, Laurel Street, (Price Hall is located directly behind Smith Hall), Greensboro, NC 27411 Office: 336-833-3574
Construction Resource Center of Raleigh - 5800 Faringdon Place, Raleigh, NC 27609 Office: 919-290-7282

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