Business Resources

Business Resource List

Organization

Contact Information

Phone Number

Description

Local & Regional Allies

Brevard/ Transylvania Chamber of Commerce

Clark Lovelace
175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-883-3700

Promotes local business and economic development.

SCORE

Ed Carroll
175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-771-6308

Counseling service designed to help you with business plans and business growth opportunities.

Heart of Brevard

Heath Seymour
175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-884-3278

Non-profit organization whose purpose is to maintain a vital downtown.

Blue Ridge Community College: Small Business Center

Gary Heisey
180 W. Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731

828-694-1766

A free local resource to aide you in your business planning activities.

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

Josh Carpenter
15000 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

828-772-9128

Statewide economic development organization. Works collaboratively with the Transylvania Economic Alliance to recruit new business and help existing business with expansion opportunities.

Explore Brevard

Clark Lovelace
175 East Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-883-3700

Official visitors website of Brevard and Transylvania County, North Carolina.

Support Service Providers

Small Business Administration

Steve White
A-B Tech Community College
Enka Site
1465 Sand Hill Road, Suite 2008
Candler, NC 28715

828-747-7727

A federal organization that can assist with small business loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions, and other forms of assistance.

Mountain BizWorks

Patrick Fitzsimmons
153 S. Lexington Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801

828-253-2834

A combination of lending and learning. The organization provides small business loans and peer-to-peer coaching to help businesses in Western North Carolina launch and expand. Loans can range from $1,000 to $150,000.

Small Business and Technology
Development Center

Sandra Dennison
104 Forsyth Building
Ste. 226
WCU College of Business
Cullowhee, NC 28723

828-227-3504

Small Business and Technology Development Center offers counseling from a team of experienced business professionals.

NC State Industry Expansion Solutions

Chris McGraw
Campus Box 7902
Raleigh, NC 27695
 

828-329-3119

Provides professional development opportunities and solutions to engineering, manufacturing, energy, and technology issues for industries across the state.

Western Carolina University: Center for Rapid Product Realization

Patrick Gardner
209 Center for Applied Technology
387 Centennial Drive
Cullowhee, NC 28723

828-227-2435

The Rapid Center is a university-based product development center that helps clients address specific needs to refine existing products, develop new ones and improve business practices.

NC Military Business Center

Scott Dorney
2201 Hull Rd 
Fayetteville Technical Community College Fayetteville, NC 28303
 

910-678-0190

A business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System that leverages military and other federal business opportunities in order to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life.

 

NC Rural Center

Patrick Woodie
4021 Carya Drive
Raleigh, NC 27610

919-250-4314

A non-profit that helps rural entrepreneurs start their own businesses and provides access to capital.

 

Local Government Contacts

City of Brevard: Planning

Daniel Cobb
95 West Main Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-885-5630

Contact for zoning site approval and signage permit within the City of Brevard and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.

Transylvania County: Planning & Community Development

Kalen Lawson
98 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712
 

828-884-3205

Oversees all land use ordinances and provide guidance for property development in Transylvania County, excluding the City of Brevard and its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (with the exception of farmers in the ETJ). Administration of county ordinances includes reviewing subdivisions and exemptions; flood plain management; and issuing permits required by ordinances. 

Transylvania County: Public Health

Jim Boyer
98 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-884-3135

Septic, well and food service permits.

Transylvania County: Building Permitting and Enforcement

Mike Owen
98 East Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712

828-884-3209

Ext: 2

Contact for all building permits and inspection information.

Utility Providers

Comporium

Customer Service

828-884-9011

Telephone, Internet and Cable

Duke Energy

Customer Service

828-883-8255

Electricity

PSNC Energy

Customer Service

877-776-2427

Natural Gas

City of Brevard

95 W. Main St.
Brevard, NC 28712

828-883-8461

Water and Sewer

Town of Rosman

6 Main St
Rosman, NC 28772

828-884-6859

Water and Sewer



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