BUSINESS GUIDES + RESOURCES
RESOURCES FOR BUSINESSES
As a Main Street Organization, the Uptown Shelby Association is dedicated to economic vitality. We work to build a diverse economic base, catalyze new investment that makes sense for our district, and cultivate a strong entrepreneurship ecosystem. Our broader community and state partners make this achievable, and we have dedicated this corner of our website to providing new, existing, and potential businesses with some of the resources they may need to get started in our district.
If you have specific questions, you are always welcome to reach out to our office!
Our New Business Guide includes a number of beneficial resources for entrepreneurs who are just getting started and for seasoned owners looking to expand into the Uptown Shelby District. This packet includes demographic information, a checklist to help make sure bases are covered, and important phone numbers and websites to help you find more in-depth information (plus lots more!).
RESOURCE CONTACT INFORMATION
There are a number of local, state, and national resources that new and existing businesses can contact for assistance and information. Though many of the groups listed here are close partners of the Uptown Shelby Association, we are not affiliated with these groups in any way, unless otherwise noted.
Small Business Center at
Cleveland Community College
1800 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28152
City of Shelby – Planning & Development Services Department
(includes building inspections)
315 S. Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150
City of Shelby – Fire Department
506 E Grover St, Shelby, NC 28150
City of Shelby – Utilities
U.S. Small Business Administration
Cleveland County Economic Development Partnership
1750 E. Marion St, Shelby, NC 28152
Cleveland County Chamber
200 S. Lafayette St, Shelby, NC 28150
Cleveland County Cooperative Extension Service
Cleveland County Health Department
NC Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
North Carolina Secretary of State
North Carolina Department of Commerce
– Starting Your Business
NC Business License Information Center
Economic Development Partnership of
US Department of Agriculture – Shelby Office