Find special reports produced by the Department of Commerce on a variety of topics, from overviews of specific industries to strategic plans for different programs, like Community Development Block Grants. We also post draft versions of reports and policies where we're seeking public comments before publishing final versions. Browse the entire library below, or use the search tools to filter your results.
|Title||Description||Document File (Click to Open)||Search Terms (Programs or Type)||Last Updated|
|Annual Report | North Carolina Economic Development Evaluation||
This report addresses the state’s Comprehensive Strategic Economic Development Plan and offers an evaluation of the state's economic performance, particularly on key economic indicators as outlined by statute. We publish this report annually pursuant to G.S. 143B-434.01.
|2023-FIT-Annual-Evaluation-Final_asPublished.pdf||Annual Report, Miscellaneous|
|Annual Report | North Carolina Taskforce For Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NCTowers)||
The Governor's Taskforce for offshore wind energy development produces an annual report to highlight its work and make recommendations to policymakers. This is the 2022-2023 edition of the annual report.
|NCTOWERS-Annual-Report_01Aug2023_asPublished.pdf||Annual Report, Miscellaneous|
|REGISTRATION FORM | 2023 Southeast U.S./Japan Conference - Tokyo||
Prospective North Carolina delegates who wish to register for the 2023 edition of the Southeast U.S./Japan Conference can use this form to submit their information to the Department of Commerce.
|Report | 2022 Employers Needs Survey||
The 2022 edition of a regular report Commerce publishes which recaps the results of a survey of employers in North Carolina regarding their companies' current needs.
|Memo | Cooperation on Offshore Wind Energy and Related Sectors Agreement with the Danish Energy Agency||
This document is the Memorandum of Understanding between the North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Danish Energy Agency, signed March 1, 2023.
|MOU-North-Carolina-and-Denmark_final2023wSeals_asPublished.pdf||Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous|
|Report | Climate Change Workforce Diversity||
This report, offering recommendations to grow a diverse and talented workforce to address the impacts of climate change, is a product of the Climate Change Workforce Diversity Workgroup, created by
|Report | Military Economic Impact on North Carolina||
This report details the economic impact of the military on North Carolina's economy. The report was prepared by Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division and Regional Economic Models, Inc.
|Guidelines | Public Access and Participation Plan||
This document is the Department of Commerce's Public Access and Participation Plan.
|Public-Access-and-Participation-Plan_May2023_0.pdf||Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous|
|Annual Report | Rural Economic Development Division||
The 2022 Annual Report from the Department's Rural Economic Development Division describes fiscal year 2022 performance and outcomes for several North Carolina economic development programs that ch
|REDD-2022-Annual-Report_asPublished_120122.pdf||Program Performance, Annual Report, Downtowns (Main Street), State Funded (Rural Grants), Rural Development, CDBG, Appalachian Region (ARC)|
|Guidelines | North Carolina Offshore Wind Development Facts and Fundamental Values||
This document states certain facts regarding the development of the offshore wind industry (OSW) as well as North Carolina's fundamental values regarding this development.
|NC-Offshore-Wind-Development-Statement-of-Values_2022.pdf||Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous|
|Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Consolidated Plan 2021 2025||
The North Carolina Consolidated Plan 2021-2025 for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which the state submits to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), serves two purposes:
First, it is the planning document that guides the North Carolina Consolidated Plan Partners in addressing housing and community development needs across the state for the next five years, using the allocated funds received from the HUD. Secondly, this plan serves as a tool to inform a variety of stakeholders — including HUD, state and local officials, non-profit and advocacy organizations, and the residents of North Carolina — of the need for improving the living conditions for our state’s very low, low, and moderate income populations.
|NC-ConPlan_2021-2025-Final-Approved-9.2021_asPublished.pdf||Consolidated Plan, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG|
|Guidelines | North Carolina CDBG Analysis of Impediments (AI) 2021 2025||
This is the 2021-2025 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (AI) report, part of the 2021-2025 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Plan.
|NC-AI_2021-2025-Final_04.29.21-asPublished-web.pdf||Analysis of Impediments (AI), CDBG, Criteria or Guidelines|
|Guidelines | Appalachian Regional Commisssion (ARC) Final Development Plan 2021-2024||
This document presents the 2021-2024 Development Plan for the North Carolina Appalachian Regional Commisssion program.
|Final-Development-Plan-merged.pdf||Criteria or Guidelines, Appalachian Region (ARC), Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), Program|
|Appendix | North Carolina Strategic Plan Economic Overview 2020-2021||
This report on the state's overall economy was published in conjunction with the First in Talent state strategic plan for economic development
|Guidelines | North Carolina Strategic Plan for Economic Development||NC-Strategic-EconomicDevelopment-Plan_2021_asPublished.pdf||Strategic, Criteria or Guidelines, Miscellaneous|
|Report | Building North Carolina's Offshore Wind Supply Chain||
This report examines North Carolina’s opportunity with the offshore wind (OSW) industry, with a particular emphasis on the industry's supply chain needs and the state's position and potential manu
|Report | COVID-19 Impacts on N.C. Small Businesses 2020 Survey Results||
This report shows results from a survey of North Carolina small businesses that were asked about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their company's operations. The survey was conducted by the
|NC-Small-Business-Survey-Final-Report-with-Appendix-December-2020.pdf||Downtowns (Main Street), Disaster Recovery, Miscellaneous|
|Criteria or Guidelines | Approval Letter from FEMA for Lost Wages Assistance Program||
This document, a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), approves the State of North Carolina's participation in the Lost Wages Assistance program, a program to provide suppleme
|FEMA-Letter-Lost-Wages-Assist.pdf||Criteria or Guidelines, Disaster Recovery, Miscellaneous|
|Guidelines | North Carolina Consolidated Annual Action Plan (AAP) for CDBG||
The 2020 Annual Action Plan is a document related to the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This document serves as the annual application to the U.S.
|2020-NC-AAP_FINAL-HUD-Submission-6.30.2020.pdf||Annual Action Plan, CDBG Categories, Criteria or Guidelines, Federal Funded (e.g. CDBG or ARC), CDBG|
|Report | Clean Energy and Clean Transportation in North Carolina; A Workforce Assessment||Clean-Energy-Clean-Transportation-in-NC-A-Workforce-Assessment-2019_asPublished_100119.pdf||Strategic, Miscellaneous|