Economic Development


Economic Development - Here in Carrboro we support the business community, with a special emphasis on locally owned businesses, by being the hub of information that businesses need to succeed. The Town has two different revolving loan programs that are available to new and existing Carrboro businesses. The loan programs promote and support job creation, business retention, and energy efficiency. The ED Director also staffs the Tourism Development Authority which is an important Economic Development tool for the Town. Economic Development Department strives to provide a high level of customer service and one on one contact with the business community, so please feel free to contact Economic Development Director Jon Hartman-Brown at 919-918-7319 or with any of your economic development questions.

BIPoC Business Roundtable Registration

The Carrboro Department of Economic Development has announced a BIPOC Business Roundtable Discussion scheduled for 4 p.m. Thursday, May 27. The Town seeks to hear the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and People of Color businesses in Carrboro, and the role the Town needs to play to help businesses start and grow. Additionally, the roundtable discussions serve as an opportunity for BIPOC Business Owners to get to know and support each other.

If you are interested in attending, please register here.

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