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Grants & Incentives

Businesses looking to expand or considering Greenville for the first time will find a wide range of incentives, grants, and programs to work with. The Office of Economic Development helps companies navigate the various incentive programs available to develop a customized package that best fits their business needs. 

An incentive package is generally determined and offered based on one or more of the following factors:

  • Number of jobs created
  • Average wages of those new jobs
  • Capital investment
  • Whether the project falls under one of Greenville’s target industries
  • Other direct economic benefits to Greenville

The Office of Economic Development can facilitate a variety of relocation and expansion incentives and provide assistance in the following areas:

  • City of Greenville incentives, including: Capital Investment Grant and the Small Business Plan Competition 
  • Financing/Development Agreements/Public-Private Partnerships
  • State of NC economic development grants and incentives....learn more
  • Expediting planning, zoning, permitting processes
  • Utilities and infrastructure
  • Small Business Resource Guide 

East Carolina University is closely aligned with the community and region we call home, and we accept the challenges of eastern North Carolina as our own. We are 'open for business' collaborating daily with our education, industry, government, military and community partners. Whether preparing an innovation workforce, fueling new science and technologies, launching young entrepreneurs, creating new products, strengthening communities, or supporting job and investment creation, we remain committed economic development partners.