Business Services

We connect businesses in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee, and Orange counties with opportunities for financial assistance, growth and more.
Grants, Tax Credits and More

Opportunities as Your Business Grows

At CAWD, businesses are one of our primary customers. Our goal is to help you develop your workforce and connect you to resources and guidance that can help with short and long-term talent needs.

Whether you are actively recruiting, training new hires or striving to better the skills of current employees, there are many ways to help you financially during this time of growth.

  • Grants for new businesses, actively hiring businesses and more
  • Tax credits to help mitigate workforce costs
  • Up to 50% reimbursement in wages during training
Catalyst 20/20

A Grant for Businesses to Train Employees

Now more than ever, businesses need a highly-skilled workforce that can quickly adapt to changing business conditions. In a highly competitive market, leaders who are developing their existing talent are winning and retaining a valuable workforce.

If you are a business in Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee or Orange counties with 250 employees or less, we want to connect with you! Grants up to $10,000 are available and are customized to meet your specific training needs. Through these investments, businesses can achieve higher productivity, increase profitability and reduce turnover.

For an application and guidelines, send a request to [email protected]

  • Grow and develop your existing workforce
  • Grants up to $10,000 are available
  • Businesses up to 250 employees are eligible to apply

Are you located outside of our service area? Inquire about incumbent worker training with the workforce development board that services your county. Find yours here.

Rapid Response

Quick Help to Employees

In the event of business closures, furloughs or layoffs, CAWD offers rapid outplacement services to companies across Wake, Johnston, Chatham, Lee and Orange counties to help affected employees quickly prepare to transition. Whether the cause is COVID-19 or something else, employees will appreciate you for offering the assistance provided by Rapid Response services.

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Your success is our success. Contact us today to begin a conversation about how
CAWD can help you.