There are a number of local, state, and national resources that new and existing businesses can contact for assistance and information:

 

Small Business Center of Cleveland Community College

Steve Padgett, Director

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1800 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28152 (bottom floor of LeGrand Center)

Phone: 704.669.4146

www.clevelandcommunitycollege.edu

 

City of Shelby – Planning & Development Services Department (includes building inspections)

315 S. Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704.484.6829

 

City of Shelby – Fire Department

506 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704.484.6418

 

City of Shelby – Utilities

Phone: 704.484.6840

www.cityofshelby.com

 

Uptown Shelby Association

Phone: 704.484.3100

www.uptownshelby.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Steve White, Senior Area Manager for Western NC

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Phone: 828.747.7727

www.sba.gov

 

Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership

Phone: 704.669.4701

www.ccedp.com

 

Cleveland County Chamber

Phone: 704.487.8521

www.clevelandchamber.org

 

Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service

Phone: 704.482.4365

cleveland.ces.ncsu.edu

 

Cleveland County Health Department

704-484-5100

clevelandcounty.com/cchd

 

NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission

Karen Gregory, Permit Compliance Specialist

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Phone: 919-779-8326

abc.nc.gov

 

North Carolina Secretary of State

Phone: 919.807.2225

www.secstate.state.nc.us

 

North Carolina Department of Commerce – Starting Your Business

Phone: 1.800.228.8443

www.nccommerce.com/en/BusinessServices

 

NC Business License Information Center

Phone: 1.800.228.8443 or 919.715.2864

 

Business Link North Carolina

Phone: 1-800-228-8443

Resources, tools, and live chat at www.blnc.gov

 

US Department of Agriculture – Shelby Office

Phone: 704-471-0235