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Financial Opportunities

These are some organizations/websites available offering financial support to recycling businesses in the form of grants, loans, etc.

Quick links to sections below:
NC Department of Environmental Quality
Various Financial Entities
Start-Up Resources
Additional Start-Up Resources
Existing businesses
Tools for Green Business/Energy
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NC Department of Environmental Quality 

Various Financial Entities

  • Self-Help –a community development lender that has provided more than $3.9 billion in financing to more than 43,000 home buyers, small businesses and nonprofits nationwide.
  • Natural Capital Investment Fund – funds small and emerging triple-bottom line businesses providing loans from $15,000 to $2,500,000 in the Southeast region.
  • ShadeFund: can help secure gap funding for startup companies.
  • SJF Ventures: a community development venture capital fund that finances companies that foster sustainable communities through employment, revitalization, resources efficiency and environmental benefits.
  • iNCentives: provides lists of incentives in NC, from business resources and human resources to natural resources, that give companies a competitive advantage.
  • Slow Money NC: a non-profit that connects people who want to make affordable, peer-to-peer loans to the sustainable farmers and local food businesses in their community who have a viable need for capital.
  • The Support Center: a non-profit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides small business loans and financial training to start-ups and existing businesses and lending services to community-based organizations.

Start-Up Resources

Additional Start-Up Resources

Existing businesses

Tools for Green Business/Energy

  • DSIRE is an ongoing project of the NC Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • The NC State Energy Office. The State Energy Office is North Carolina's lead agency for energy programs and services and is the official source for energy information and assistance for consumers, businesses, government agencies, community colleges and schools and the residential, commercial and industrial sectors.
  • The NC Green Business Fund. This program awards funds to North Carolina small for-profit and non-profit businesses, and State and local governmental entities, to encourage the development and commercialization of promising green technologies. The Commerce Department's Office of Science and Technology administers the program.
  • Sustainable Tourism Resources are available from the Economic Development of NC (EDPNC) - Division of Travel and Tourism. 

 


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