Business Resources & Links

Triad Navigator - online hub listing of the local resources for entrepreneurs to start, grow, and expand operations. Explore options for business education, coaching & mentoring, financial, employment, and real estate assistance. 

Economic Development - provides individualized support services and programs to the entrepreneurial, business, and development communities.

Contact Center - contact 336-373-CITY (2489) for general questions or concerns about City services such as water bills and waste collection.

City Contracts and Bidding - register for the Greensboro e-Procurement System  and view available opportunities to bid on construction and purchasing contracts.

Library Business Servicesattend regularly hosted classes and workshops and learn how to utilize online research databases for market research and business planning. Contact the business services librarian at 336-373-4559 to schedule a consultation.

Minority and Women's Business Enterprise - search for or become a certified M/WBE firm.

Video Library - view a collection of videos featuring locally relevant business and economic development topics and educational resources.

Business Permits - required only for peddlers, itinerant merchants, mobile food vendors, solicitors, and massage businesses. Panhandlers and buskers (street performers) no longer need a Business Permit or License for activities within the City.

Business Privilege License - required only for taxicabs and businesses selling beer/wine.

Development Services - responsible for all development plan review, inspection and permitting. Staff contacts for each area can be found in this document.

  •  Zoning/Rezoning - will help determine acceptable uses of a property before purchasing or building. Use this map tool to check the zoning of a property or view the Zoning 101 document for information on the zoning/rezoning process.
  • Signage - most commercial signage requires an approved permit application  and fee payment.
  • Pre-Development meeting - free service during which feedback is provided by a staff team for development projects before plans are officially submitted. This typically results in both time and cost savings. Contact Jose Colon at 336-373-4576 for scheduling.

Workforce Development - access tools and services for employers and job seekers.

Food Trucks - discover the rules and regulations for operating a food truck business in Greensboro.

Properties for Salereview the consolidated lists of publicly owned property available for purchase.