The Economic Development & Business Support (EDBS) Division provides support to the entrepreneurial, business, and development communities through a mix of individualized services and programs based on client needs. Review the Resources pages for information most frequently requested by EDBS clients.

Thinking of starting a business? 
E-mail staff to schedule an introductory business assessment

Existing business or urban development project?
Contact Reggie Delahanty at (336) 373-4624

Economic development prospect or large development project? 
Contact Kathi Dubel at (336) 373-4579

Support Services

Individualized support services available to Greensboro businesses and economic development clients include: 

  • Referrals to partner entities that offer specialized assistance and business development services
  • Problem resolution
  • Service as a liaison between EDBS clients and city departments
  • Assessment of eligibility for programs, economic incentives, and select city contracts 
  • Provide printed and digital educational materials on topics such as "Starting a Business" and "Doing Business With the City"
  • Assistance in securing city required licenses and permits
  • Counseling on compliance with ordinances and on questions regarding local regulations, policies, and procedures 
  • Assistance  in registering for Greensboro’s  e-Procurement System
  • Counseling on opportunities to bid on projects and contract with the city
  • Assistance in the statewide historically underutilized business (HUB) certification process

Business Support Programs

Property Development Programs