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🥳 👏 2022 Main Street America Accreditation 🥳 👏
Historic Downtown Goldsboro is excited to be accredited by the Main Street America program again this year!

We thank City of Goldsboro, Downtown Development Staff, DGDC Board, downtown business owners, commercial property owners, residents, citizens, community partners, sponsors and volunteers that help us ensure economic vitality, diversity and vibrancy while honoring our past to create a cultural arts, entertainment and urban lifestyle center.
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May 1-7 is National Small Business Week, and the Wayne Business and Industry Center has scheduled several activities in recognition.
🎉 New Downtown Merchant Alert 🎉
It's Opening Day for Church • Spirits & Cocktails located in Historic Downtown Goldsboro - 110 W Walnut St.
Join us at 4:30 pm for Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting and a downtown welcome celebration of all good things after!



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Photo Cred: Through The Linz Photography 🤩
~New Merchant Alert~
Please join us with a warm welcome to The LW by TWIRL to Historic Downtown Goldsboro. The LW is a women owned trendy and unique clothing boutique. Stop by and visit the beautiful space & styles at the Grand Opening this Saturday from 10:00 am-6:00 pm! Wayne County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting will be @ 9:30 am. Celebrate with The LW Team! To learn more visit their web-site at www.shopthelw.com and like their FB Page.

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~New Merchant Alert~
Historic Downtown Goldsboro welcomes Chubby’s Diner! Chubby's Diner offers a homestyle hearty breakfast menu and finger lickin' lunch bites. The CD Team is excited to serve Goldsboro and Wayne County in a friendly, fun and welcoming atmosphere. Stop by and welcome them to the neighborhood. To learn more about daily specials & menu visit web-site and like FB Page.


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Take a deeper dive into apprenticeships in the latest episode of Have You Herd? where we talk with Craig Foucht, Executive Director of the Wayne Business and Industry Center.

The Wayne Business and Industry Center provides apprenticeship services to employers and individuals through an ApprenticeshipNC Regional Specialist housed on the WCC campus.

Registered Apprenticeships..... help workers learn specialized skills needed in today’s economy... combine on-the-job learning with related classroom instruction... allow businesses to create flexible and effective training and hiring solutions that work for their industry.

Apprentices learn practical skills while earning a nationally recognized industry credential.

WCC currently has apprenticeship opportunities with Smithfield Foods, Wayne UNC Health Care, Mount Olive Pickle, Franklin Baking Company, SPX Transformer Solutions, and Bridgestone Americas plant in Wilson, NC. More are in the works.

If you're an employer looking to start an apprenticeship program, or an individual who wants to apply for an apprenticeship program, please contact Kristie Norton, Apprenticeship Coordinator, at [email protected].

Learn more about our apprenticeship services ->
https://www.waynecc.edu/business-industry/talent-development/

You can also view this episode on our Youtube channel -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0CitOayVRo
Information on small business Rapid Recovery loan program for all 100 counties supported by Golden Leaf

https://ncrapidrecovery.org/

The North Carolina COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Lending program supports North Carolina small businesses and family farms as they recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. This rapid recovery loan helps small businesses bridge the gap between when crisis strikes and when federal loans, insurance payouts, and other relief funds are approved, or businesses have time to recover.

This is not a grant program.

NC COVID-19 Rapid Recovery loans are not designed to be a singular source of assistance for small businesses. Repayment is expected either from more permanent funding sources or from the future cash flow of the business.
WCC has been on the conference circuit, showing our colleagues how it is done. Congratulations to Math Instructors Michael McKenna, Katie Mullins, and Elizabeth King (shown here) who spoke about some of their techniques at the 45th Annual American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges Conference; Wayne Business and Industry Center Director of Training and Development and Soft Skills Nicole Brown who led a session titled “It Takes a Village: Partnerships for a Work Ready Community and Beyond” at the 2019 North Carolina ACT Conference; Biology Instructor Lynn Swafford who discussed iNaturalist at the Association of College and University Biology Educators; and Dr. Thomas Walker, Jr. who served on a panel of community college presidents at the N.C. Council on Resource Development’s annual conference. Stay tuned for more presentations from the experts at WCC.

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Alta Foods Announces Expansion in Goldsboro 07/21/2023

Congratulations, Alta Foods!

https://www.goldsborodailynews.com/2023/07/19/alta-foods-announces-expansion-in-goldsboro/?fbclid=IwAR2GaKrH6C7athZOp0H8r9Efy-VUTPSSa18BxCc3eKeKCMkZGd-zCqYxMw4

Alta Foods Announces Expansion in Goldsboro The North Carolina Goldsboro Global TransPark Economic Development Region announced on Wednesday that Alta Foods, LLC., a leading manufacturer of flour and corn tortilla products, is expanding its operations in Goldsboro, bringing a wave of positivity and growth to the city and Wayne County’s econ...

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07/06/2023

Hey business owners and entrepreneurs! Join our Small Business Center Director and library partners at this informative session!

Are you a business owner or entrepreneur in Wayne County? Come to the Goldsboro Library next month, August 3 and learn how the library can help you and your business succeed with a demonstration of the many resources we offer at no charge. Registration required and spots are limited - call 919-735-1824 ext. 5100 to register.

Photos from Launch Goldsboro's post 07/06/2023
07/04/2023

Happy from Wayne Community College! 🇺🇸 We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.

07/02/2023

We hope some of our employers will take advantage of this amazing opportunity.

The Goldsboro Police Department will be hosting the first Second Chance Employment & Resource Fair on Tuesday, July 25th. We are looking to partner with employers and invite them to be a part of this great opportunity.

Event: Second Chance Employment & Resource Fair
Date: Tuesday, July 25th 2023
Location: Goldsboro Event Center, 1501 S. Slocumb Street, Goldsboro NC 27530

RSVP by Friday, July 14th by contacting Capt. J. Adams at [email protected] or Ms. Brandi Matthews, Wayne County Reentry Council Coordinator at [email protected] or 919-739-6930.

06/29/2023

Check out this great opportunity.

Our Fall 2023 Grant Cycle is here!

Are you an looking to grow and scale your company?

Don't miss our Information Session Webinar on Friday, July 21st at 11 am.

This is your chance to gain valuable insight into the NC IDEA MICRO ($10k) and SEED ($50k) grant process with our very own.

Register: bit.ly/3JWkTZZ

06/07/2023

Thank you, Melissa Throm - State Farm Agent for taking time out of your schedule to share you expertise. We look forward to partnering again soon!



A huge thank you to for the opportunity to speak at the FIRST small business seminar in Spanish in the state 🎉. Infinitamente agradecida por la oportunidad de presentar en el primer seminario para pequeños negocios en todo el estado totalmente en español. 🎉🎉🎉 les deseo mucho éxito a todos los pequeños empresarios

Writing a Business Plan 06/04/2023

Need help writing that business plan? Check out this seminar next week that will be facilitated by Vanessa Spiron. You can register at the link below.

Writing a Business Plan Why do you want to start a business? How can you do it? Your vision has to be put on paper in a business plan. I tis the only way to create a strategy that will give your business the best chance to succeed. It is also required if you wish to apply for start up funding. We will walk through a busine...

Photos from Melissa Throm - State Farm Agent's post 06/03/2023

Thank you, Melissa for sponsoring this event! Our participants loved your presentation!

06/03/2023
05/30/2023

Join the Small Business Center and Wayne County Chamber of Commerce for the 2023 Launch Goldsboro Award Party as we meet the Goldsboro class of 2023 and award $5,000 to the pitch competition $$ WINNER $$ thanks to County Development Alliance, Inc.

Great night of networking, food and fun

Date: July 11
Location: Freedom Missions Shoppe & Café
Time: 6:00-7:30pm

FREE!!!! But snap that QR code and register by July 7

05/30/2023

WCC's entrepreneurship workshop for our Hispanic community is coming up this weekend! Join us and learn all about starting a small business in NC.

1. Is Entrepreneurship a good fit for me?
2. Considerations when starting a small business in North Carolina.
3. Banking Options for Small Businesses.
4. Round table with local business owners.

Contact Esteban Guzman at 919-739-6941 or Maria Abalo-Zarate at 919-739-6924 for more information!

Emprendedor, pequeñ@ emresari@, patrón/patrona, jef@. Ven a aprender con nosotros en tu idioma.

1. ¿Emprender mi negocio, es una buena opción para mi?
2. Consideraciones al Iniciar un negocio en Carolina del Norte.
3. Bancos y cuentas para negocios.
4. Mesa redonda con 3 empresarios hispanos locales.

05/17/2023

🌟Finalmente🌟
Emprendedor, pequeñ@ emresari@, patrón/patrona, jef@. Ven a aprender con nosotros en tu idioma.
1. ¿Emprender mi negocio, es una buena opción para mi?
2. Consideraciones al Iniciar un negocio en Carolina del Norte.
3. Bancos y cuentas para negocios.
4. Mesa redonda con 3 empresarios hispanos locales.
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WCC's Small Business Center and English as a Second Language area are teaming up to host an entrepreneurship workshop completely in Spanish! Join us and learn all about starting a small business in NC in your own language.

1. Is Entrepreneurship a good fit for me?
2. Considerations when starting a small business in North Carolina.
3. Banking Options for Small Businesses.
4. Round table with local business owners.

Contact Esteban Guzman at 919-739-6941 or Maria Abalo-Zarate at 919-739-6924 for more information!

Photos from Wayne Business and Industry Center's post 05/03/2023

Small businesses are the key stone to a our economy, without them our whole economy would fail under its own weight. That's why we are celebrating Small Business Week. Thank you for your commitment.

If you are interested in starting a small business, reach out to our Small Business Director, Mr. Esteban Guzman at 919-739-6940.


04/26/2023

Thank you to the City Council for recognizing Small Business Week.

If you need help starting a small business, reach out to our Small Business Center Director, Mr. Esteban Guzman to make an appointment at https://www.ncsbc.net/reg.aspx?mode=counsel¢er=75550&subloc=0


April 30-May 6 is National Small Business Week. The President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business
Week every year since 1963 to highlight the programs and services available to entrepreneurs through the U.S. Small Business Administration and other government agencies. Goldsboro supports and joins in this national effort to help America's small businesses do what they do best — grow their business, create jobs, and ensure that our communities remain as vibrant tomorrow as they are today.

04/11/2023

Hey, middle and high school students of Greene, Jones, Lenoir, and Wayne Counties, thinking about what careers are out there for you? Well, RIME can give you a close-up look at the local industrial and manufacturing careers available. See how high-tech, great-paying positions with good work environments abound in these careers.
Attend RIME on April 26, 2023, at the North Carolina Global TransPark, and start planning your future today!

03/23/2023

Why Wayne? …Partnerships! Our curriculum programs are proactive in building partnership that produce the best graduates with the skills needed to enter the workforce.

The engines pictured here are 8600 RPM, 0-60 in 1.2 sec, $36,000 worth of Corvette greatness. These LT6 engines were sent to us by General Motors who is a long standing partner of our General Motors ASEP - Wayne Community College program.

02/28/2023

Be a part of the next Launch Goldsboro cohort. This is a holistic approach to getting your business off the ground and to the next level.

Training & Counseling: You will attend 12 free seminars through the Small Business Center at Wayne Community College and have access to free one-on-one confidential counseling with professionals.

Networking: You will be provided with networking opportunities through the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.

Mentoring: You will be paired with community mentors from the Goldsboro Rotary Club.

Capital: You will get an opportunity to pitch your business for a potential financial award.

What are you waiting for? Get more information and apply by visiting the link below:

https://launchgoldsboro.com

LaunchGOLDSBORO | Entrepreneurs Wanted | Helping Owners 02/21/2023

Do you want to take your business or business idea to the next level?

Launch Goldsboro is a community program that provides training, counseling, mentoring, networking, and access to capital opportunities. Our next cohort will start March 16th and end with a celebration and pitch competition on June 29th.

Apply on the website or contact the Small Business Center at Wayne Community College to learn more.

Send inquiries to [email protected] or call 919-739-6941

LaunchGOLDSBORO | Entrepreneurs Wanted | Helping Owners LaunchGOLDSBORO offers business training, mentors and networking opportunities to qualified local entreprenuers. Launch helps owners open a new business

02/08/2023

Thanks Downtown Goldsboro for such a warm welcome to our new SBC Director!

Wayne Community College Small Business Center is here until 1pm TODAY

Come stop by today to get more information on all the resources they have to offer to help you reach your business goals.

They will be here every first Monday of the month from 11a-1pm. Be a friend & tell a friend!

02/04/2023

Proud to announce JOY Filled Foods was awarded Small Business of the Year from the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce and Wayne Community College!!

01/17/2023

This six-week series is designed for veterans and military spouses who want to transition into farming, ranching, and agriculture.

Classes are two hours, held weekly, from January 24th - February 28th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

1/24 Week One - Legal Structures & Business Framework
1/31 Week Two - Site Analysis & Exploring Your Potential
2/7 Week Three - Understanding Your Marketing & Customers
2/14 Week Four -Financial Planning for Your Business
2/21 Week Five - Maximizing Your Profits & "Belt-Tightening"
2/28 Week Six - Business Operation & HR

Granit Training Group presents this course in partnership with the Wayne Community College Small Business Center, NC Commuity Colleges, and the Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agri-veteran-business-of-farming-tickets-484069293287

Timeline photos 01/17/2023

NC IDEA FOUNDATION staff will provide an overview of the upcoming Spring 2023 NC IDEA MICRO ($10K) and NC IDEA SEED ($50K) grants, which provide funding to early-stage, high-growth companies.

Did you know we are 14 days away from our NC IDEA SEED ($50k) and MICRO ($10k) grant applications opening?

If you're in the Triangle area and are considering applying, we encourage you to attend our Information Session next Monday, January 23rd, at Frontier RTP

This is your chance to learn about our grant process and network with the NC IDEA team!

Register and learn more: https://rb.gy/tdmitj

11/26/2022

There are so many challenges small businesses face. The owners and staff are our neighbors and they need our support, especially this time of the year.

Let’s show them on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY what they mean to our community!

11/22/2022

Wayne County Development Alliance requests qualifications for the design and building of two shell buildings in the Park East Industrial Park, Goldsboro, NC. For the project referenced below, Wayne County Development Alliance will receive qualifications that provide design and construction services for two pre-engineered shell buildings. Submissions must present your qualifications for constructing either the 30,000-square-foot building, 50,000-square-foot building, or both buildings. Qualifications - MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN - 4:00 PM on December 8, 2022.

30,000 square foot, pre-engineered metal structure.
To download the application:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/v5pzf7fl00cwc13bxn1ov/h?dl=0&rlkey=gxg0y4lvj0jyz9d2pe95uqa3q

50,000 square foot, pre-engineered metal structure.
To download the application:
https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/skuuspee9o2o7k7ylq9o1/h?dl=0&rlkey=6afu2kd2qp43yraphh2t8i4tk

10/10/2022

See you in a couple hours. How exciting is this for Wayne County Government, North Carolina, City Government of Goldsboro, NC, and the Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc.!

NCCCS and WCC Announces Partnership with SunTree Snacks to Provide Customized Training 09/19/2022

We are looking forward to serving this new industry! Welcome to Wayne County!

NCCCS and WCC Announces Partnership with SunTree Snacks to Provide Customized Training The N.C. Community College System (NCCCS) today announces its partnership with SunTree Snack Foods LLC to provide customized training through Wayne Community College to help fill 94 jobs that the company’s new manufacturing facility will create in Wayne County. “North Carolina has a strong histo...

09/15/2022

We are excited to work with SunTree Snack Foods to develop and implement their approved Customized Training program.

News: SunTree Snack Foods will create 94 new jobs in . The company will invest $10.1 million to establish an East Coast manufacturing site in .
The average annual salary for the new positions is $50,742, which exceeds ’s average annual wage of $40,996. The new jobs have the potential to create an annual payroll impact of more than $4.7 million.
More: http://bit.ly/3xrunGj

Governor Roy Cooper, The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, North Carolina Community College System, N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc., Wayne Community College, North Carolina Global TransPark Economic Development Region, Wayne County Government, North Carolina, North Carolina's Southeast, City Government of Goldsboro, NC, Duke Energy

Timeline photos 08/16/2022

Did you know if you eat a wrap or quesadilla from Sheetz that the tortilla was made right here in Goldsboro, NC by Alta Foods?

Summer road trips are always better when you pit stop at Sheetz for a delicious wrap or quesadilla made with ALTA Foods tortillas 🚗 🌯

IRS continues with Dirty Dozen this week, urging taxpayers to continue watching out for pandemic-related scams including theft of benefits and bogus social media posts | Internal Revenue Service 07/19/2022

The continues to see schemes involving Economic Impact Payments, or stimulus payments, that threaten taxpayers’ money and identities. Watch out for tell-tale signs of these scams and others on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” list: http://ow.ly/Ir3050JqMBn

IRS continues with Dirty Dozen this week, urging taxpayers to continue watching out for pandemic-related scams including theft of benefits and bogus social media posts | Internal Revenue Service IR-2022-117, June 6, 2022 — The Internal Revenue Service today kicked off the week with the 5th item on its 2022 annual Dirty Dozen scams warning list, with a sad reminder that criminals still use the COVID-19 pandemic to steal people's money and identity with bogus emails, social media posts and ...

07/14/2022

On July 12th the Wayne County Commissioners voted to exercise the option to purchasing up to 118 acres on Patetown Rd. and to award Fred Smith Company the contract to construct Phase I of the Goldsboro Business Campus.

This is great news for Goldsboro and Wayne County as North Carolina just recieved the designation of the top state for business according to a CNBC exculsive study. More and more companies are looking to locate and expand in NC and this will give our community a competitive advantage.

Knowledge Is One of Our Greatest Resources 07/06/2022

Check out this great short article about one of our apprentices.

Knowledge Is One of Our Greatest Resources Before starting his apprenticeship with Smithfield Foods, Inc., Lavar Elliot had worked for the company for more than three years. He knew to further advance his career something had to change. That change Elliot was seeking was the apprenticeship program Smithfield Foods was starting. “I knew I

06/26/2022

Thank you to the Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc. for providing the $5,000 grant for Launch Goldsboro. Pictured with Wayne-Angie Boswell owner of JOY Filled Foods and grant recipient are Bob Kornegay the WCDA Board Chair and Julie Graham the WCDA Business Manager.

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Goldsboro, NC
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