Through two incentive programs: Business Investment Grant and Opportunity Hiring Grant, businesses will be able to receive support to help offset the financial commitment associated with growing your business.
Economic Development Impact Report
Our impact report details the accomplishments that the City of Charlotte’s Economic Development department has achieved since its restructuring in 2018 – successes that continue to shape the future of Charlotte.
Access to Capital Grant Recipient List
View the small business and food and beverage grant recipients.
Open For Business Directory
The City of Charlotte Small business network is more than 10,000 strong.
Add your small business to the Open for Business directory to have your information displayed on the Open for Business website and receive notifications when new access to capital opportunities and resources are available.
Charlotte Business News
To keep up with business in Charlotte, read our blog.
Tech Talent South (TTS), a women-owned tech recruitment, training, and staffing company had 48 hours to pivot from their in-person training environment to virtual training to ensure a seamless experience for all participants and hiring partners.
Center For Community Transitions (CCT) experienced significant disruptions to its operations during the global pandemic, nonetheless, the non-profit organization did everything it could to continue helping people with criminal records and their families find a healthier and more productive way of living.
Margaret Wingate and Lesa Wingate, co-owners of Beauty Skin Deep, know the importance of self-care and share how their business shifted during COVID-19.
In spite of COVID-19, CMS worked to find a solution to still give students the resources needed to prepare them for post-secondary education and career opportunities.
Training to Work an Industry Niche (TWIN) provides training programs to support workforce development initiatives within local communities, but the non-profit organization was forced to pivot its plans in early 2020.
Family is everything. It’s the reason we get up in the morning. It’s the reason we go to work every day, and for Jonathan Neighbors, owner of Vito’s Pizza Truck, family is the reason he’s an entrepreneur. “I grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia,” Neighbors says. “My grandfather launched the first Vito’s Pizza there in 1993. […]
City of Charlotte partners and supporting agencies have resources to help small business owners get back to business.
The COVID-19 Business Toolkit features printable signs, in both English and Spanish, for small businesses to display for their customers.
Welcome to the Open for Business Website
The City of Charlotte is supporting small businesses through COVID-19 recovery.
The Open for Business platform is a resource for Charlotte small business owners to help them withstand the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. By providing access to capital and other resources, the program is intended to help businesses survive the recovery phase of the pandemic and help prepare businesses to thrive in a post-pandemic future.