Small Business Survey

The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center (NCMS&RP) has formed a partnership with the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) to survey small businesses (1-100 employees) across North Carolina to identify their greatest needs. The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and will provide us with important information to customize statewide training webinars and small business assistance that fits the needs of small businesses in NC.  It would be great for Hoke County to be represented in this survey. Please take a moment to fill it out and share it with other small businesses.  The Deadline for completion is Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hoke County Small Business
Resiliency Grant Program

Hoke County Government has established a Small Business Resiliency grant program to assist qualified local businesses that suffered economic hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program is supported through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

The program will provide grants of up to $5,000 and is targeting small for-profit businesses with 10 or fewer full-time equivalent employees. The goal is to help businesses retain employees and maintain economic stability during the crisis.

To apply, businesses must operate within the Hoke County geographic service area, have a physical establishment occupying commercial space within Hoke County, have less than $1,000,000 in gross annual revenues, have not been approved for funding through other grant or forgivable loan programs related to COVID-19 relief (Payroll Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, SBA Debt Relief, or SBA Express Bridge Loans).

Funds may be used for:

  • Working capital to meet payroll, pay rent and utilities or purchase inventory

  • Purchasing machinery and equipment (with or without installation costs)

  • Professional services including engineering, architectural, local permits or fees, business consulting services, but only as specifically approved by County staff; and

  • Marketing materials and advertising including website development and servicing


Certain business types are ineligible to apply, including:

  • Residential or at-home businesses

  • Franchises

  • Hotels or motels

  • Liquor stores

  • Financial/lending institutions

  • Private membership or fraternal organizations/businesses

  • Adult Entertainment Businesses

  • National/regional chain businesses

  • Bars and night clubs

  • Vape shops and hemp shops

  • Tattoo parlors and body piercing shops

  • Gambling businesses


Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 17, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the Hoke County Small Business Resiliency Grant Program Committee and should be submitted to:


County Manager’s Office 

Attn: Regina Hailstock

227 N. Main Street

P.O. Box 210

Raeford, NC 28376

The program will be administered by the Economic Developer:


William Wright

Hoke County Economic Development

101 N. Main St.

Raeford, N.C. 28376



Click here for: Application



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