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Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Office of Economic Development
980-314-2863

Get Up and Grow Program

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You have survived the startup phase, it's time to scale and grow your business! 

Program Information

Apply by Nov. 12. Space is limited.


Applications Now Open

Get Up and Grow Spring 2023 applications are open. Apply online


About the Get Up and Grow Program

Mecklenburg County's Get Up and Grow program is the community’s premier small business management program that enables business owners with knowledge and skills to grow, expand, and increase annual sales beyond $125,000.

The no-cost program helps local business owners to develop a strategic growth plan. Participants receive access to professional consultants, a peer network, and trainings with subject matter experts.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Participants must be the owner and/or CEO of the company.
  • The business must be located in Mecklenburg County.
  • The business has been in operation for at least two years
  • The business has at least two employees
  • Attendees must have a strong commitment to grow the business and actively attend program sessions.

Program Logistics

Dates: Jan. 10 - May 18, 2023
Times: Tuesdays 9 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: In-person, Charlotte, NC.

Contact Us

Call: 980-314-2859

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Events

Small Business Outreach Oct. (2).png Mecklenburg County OED Small Business Outreach

 October 20, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Small Business Concierge and Lending Intake Form 

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team

  Contact Us



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MeckNC BDI Hybrid Outreach: Celebrating the Hispanic Community - The Road to Success as a Contractor

A seminar series in Spanish to get started on contracting opportunities.

Series Flyer

*New* Oct 05 Flyer

Sept 22 Flyer

Registration Link for October 05, 2022

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources 

Capability Statement Information

                                                            Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team

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 Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: A Navigation of the NC HUB Certification Application

September 29, 2022

 Flyer

 Registration Link

 Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

 Certification Eligibility/Resources

 Capability Statement Information

 Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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20220927_Access to Capital Flyer.pngMecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: Access to Capital for MWSBEs

September 27, 2022

Flyer

Registration Link

 Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

 Certification Eligibility/Resources

 Capability Statement Information

 Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team



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 Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Information Session: *New* BDI Program Provisions Guide

September 21, 2022

Flyer

Registration Link

 Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

 Certification Eligibility/Resources

 Capability Statement Information

 Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: MeckNC Eligible Certifications Overview (NCHUB)

August 31,  2022

 Flyer

 Registration Link

 Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

 Certification Eligibility/Resources

 Capability Statement Information

 Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Public Hearing: *New* DBE Transportation Program Guide

August 18, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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 Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Information Session: *New* BDI Program Provisions Guide

August 17, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: MeckNC Grants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE)

August 11,  2022

 Flyer

 Registration Link

 Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

 Certification Eligibility/Resources

 Capability Statement Information

 Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: How to Prepare an Effective Capability Statement

July 21, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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07.20 Info Session.png  Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Information Session: *New* BDI Program Provisions Guide

July 20, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Information Sessions: New BDI Provisions Guide and DBE Transportation Program Guide

June 29, 2022 and July 12, 2022

Flyer

Registration Link for June 29, 2022

July 12, 2022: 

Thank you for your interest in the Mecklenburg County DBE Transportation Program Public Hearing scheduled for July 12, 2022 from 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. We regret to inform you that the Public Hearing will be rescheduled. Our top priority is to provide access to the DBE Transportation Program Hearing in a hybrid format to allow the  community the opportunity to learn about the program and goal-setting either in-person or virtually, after much consideration, we have made the decision to reschedule the Public Hearing.  

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We look forward to you joining the Mecklenburg County Business Diversity & Inclusion (BDI) Program to learn about the Mecklenburg County DBE Transportation Program. A new date will be provided. 

                                                  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team

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Mecklenburg County OED Small Business Outreach

June 30, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Small Business Concierge and Lending Intake Form 

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team

  Contact Us

 


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Mecklenburg County BDI Hybrid Outreach: Habitat for Humanity Upcoming Construction Projects

June 7, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team



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 Mecklenburg County     OED Virtual Seminar Series: What's Next

 (A six-seminar series in collaboration with CPCC)

 May 4, 2022- June 28, 2022

  Flyer

  Registration Link

  Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

  Certification Eligibility/Resources

  Capability Statement Information

  Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: Greenway & Stream Construction Projects

May 11, 2022

Video Recording

Flyer

Registration Link

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Virtual Outreach: How To Do Business With Mecklenburg County 

April 26, 2022

Flyer

Registration Link

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Mecklenburg County BDI Outreach: Virtual NCHUB Certification Session

April 14, 2022

Flyer

Registration Link

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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Government Contracting (Online Event)

February 3, 2022

Video Link

Presentation

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team



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Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Outreach Event

December 16, 2021

Flyer

Registration List

Presentation

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the BDI Team


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How to Fund Your Business Hot Topic Event

October 28, 2021

Flyer

Registration Link









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Mecklenburg County MWSBE Outreach

Greenway & Stream Construction Projects

Flyer

Presentation

Registration List

Recording

Projects-at-a-Glance (PaaG)

Certification Eligibility/Resources

Capability Statement Information

Schedule an Introduction Meeting with the MWSBE Program



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Business Certification Summit

Get your business certified and positioned to submit winning contracts. 

Flyer

NC DOA’s Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses Slide deck

NC Department of Transportation Slide deck

City of Charlotte’s Charlotte Business INClusion (CBI) Slide deck

Presenters, Panelists and Host List

Business Certification Summit Recording 




Mecklenburg County’s Office of Economic Development invites you to Attend, Connect, and Learn at our informational session with the Small Business Services Team.

 

To learn more about Economic Development opportunities in Mecklenburg County and view a list of upcoming events click here.Pineville Outreach Event Flyer 6.30.22.pdf

Address

Mailing Address:

Office of Economic Development
600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

600 East Fourth Street
2nd Floor - Suite 226
Charlotte, NC 28202

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Office of Economic Development
980-314-2863