Key Partners and Business Resources for Cherokee and Western NC
AdvantageWest Economic development group serving 23 western counties. Asheville. 828-687-7234
Center for Veteran Enterprises Assists veteran entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.
Consumer Credit Counseling Service One-on-one counseling in money management and debt repayment.
Cherokee NC Chamber of Commerce Tourism & business organization. 877-433-6700
Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Official Cherokee government web site. Main office 828-497-7000
First Citizens Bank Personal and business loans. Cherokee main branch, Tsali Blvd. 828-497-2041
Haywood Community College Waynesville 828-627-2821
Mountain BizWorks (formerly Mountain Microenterprise Fund) Training, consulting and financing for start-up or business expansion. Asheville 888-389-3089
Mountain Credit Union Personal and business loans. Cherokee branch, 375 Sequoyah Tr #39. 828-497-6211
NC Inst. of Minority Economic Development Minority business development, women's business center
NC Rural Economic Development Center Rural policy initiatives, capacity building programs, research and information tools
NC Small Business & Technology Development Center Counseling, education and business planning.
Qualla Financial Freedom Financial management skills at the WCU-Cherokee Center, Acquoni Rd. 828-497-7233
Self Help Credit Union Community development lender for home buyers, small businesses and nonprofits. Durham 800-476-7428
Smoky Mountain Development Corporation SBA 504 loans for up to $1.5 million. Waynesville 828-452-1967
Smoky Mountain Host
Southwestern Planning Commission Workforce Development Board Job-link centers.
UNC Pembroke Pembroke Regional Center for Economic, Community & Professional Development
United Community Bank Personal and business loans. Cherokee branch, 3273 US 441-N 828-497-3222
US Department of Agriculture Rural Development Consultations, assistance and funding opportunities for individuals and businesses in rural communities.
Western Carolina University
Women's Center of Fayetteville Small business resource for women
North Carolina Indian Economic Development Initiative, Inc.PO Box 87044, Fayetteville, NC 28304. 910-486-6555
Coharie 7531 N. US Hwy 421, Clinton, NC 28328. 910-594-4906
Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians Main office 828-497-7000
Haliwa-Saponi P.O. Box 99, Hollister, NC 27844. 252-586-4017
Meherrin PO Box 508, Winton, NC 27986. 252-398-3321
Occaneechi 207 East Center St., Megane, NC 27302. 919-304-3723
Sappony 4218 Virgilina Rd., Virgilina, VA 24598. 434-585-3352
Waccamaw Siouan PO Box 69, Bolton, NC 28423. 910-655-8778
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