Charlotte is Building for Business

Empowering and strengthening our small business community


Good News

Here's What You Need to Know

Charlotte Economic Development has launched a yearlong Building for Business initiative designed to: 

Listen and Learn

We want to hear directly from you and learn more about our city's small business environment 


Your insight is invaluable in our efforts to empower small businesses to grow and operate in the Queen City 

Shape the Future

The City will use our findings to develop new programs and resources that save you both time and money

Clearing the Path for Small Businesses in Charlotte to Thrive, The Intent 

Charlotte’s small businesses are the engine of our economy, and the city has been unwavering in its commitment to clearing the path for small businesses to thrive.

The Building for Business initiative will take a deep dive into the entire local small business ecosystem. The findings will culminate in a comprehensive implementation plan that provides small businesses with all the tools they need to be successful and navigate the challenges of growing and operating in Charlotte.

Read the official press release here!

Enhancing our city's economic development is a strategic priority for the city council, and we recognize that small businesses are the backbone of our community. This assessment will enable us to create targeted initiatives that support our local businesses and drive sustainable growth."

— Malcolm Graham, Charlotte City Council 

Get Involved, Be a Part of What Happens Next in Our City City-wide Small Business Survey

We invite you to be a part of shaping Charlotte’s future! If you’re a small business with under 500 employees, please get involved by taking this 5-minute survey! Let’s build a stronger small business community together 🚀!