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📈 Boost Business with Rural RISE NC

Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. Are you thinking of starting a business or have one in Gaston County?

  • Your NC Secretary of State’s Office has resources to help you succeed.

  • The Rural RISE NC initiative can quickly connect you to experienced professionals in your community and beyond who provide business support services—many of which are free.

Rural RISE NC provides an important roadmap of resources, connecting you to small business lenders, business counselors, mentors, and more.

Go deeper: For more information, please click here.


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