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Business Resources in Western North Carolina

WCU Community & Economic Engagement Resources

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The Rapid Center

The Rapid Center (formerly the Center for Rapid Product Realization) help clients refine existing products, develop new ones and improve business practices. Industry-experienced faculty and staff work with business partners to address their specific needs and to remove obstacles to product commercialization and process improvement.

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North Carolina Data Dashboard

In partnership with the Center for the Study of Free Enterprise and the Gimelstob-Landry Professorship within the College of Business, we've built a source for prospective businesses and professionals to explore local, regional and state-wide economic data

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Small Business and Technology Development Center

The SBTDC is the business and technology extension service of the University of North Carolina system. It operates 10 regional service centers offering six specialty programs for small businesses, including a center in Asheville operated by WCU.

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