Business Services

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

Opportunities as Your Business Grows

At CAWD, our goal is to help businesses as much as possible. That’s why we are glad to offer guidance and assistance on financial incentives while you are building a strong workforce.

Whether you are actively recruiting, training new hires or striving to better the skills of your pre-existing 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 or Johnston county 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

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

Quick Help to Employees

In the event of business closures, furloughs or layoffs, CAWD is working with businesses across Wake County to assist with the quick transition and outplacement services to help with challenges caused by COVID-19.

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