About Us

ABOUT STAY-NC.  Thank you for your service to our country.  Stay-NC was developed to provide access to valuable tools necessary when making the decision to transition out of military service.  North Carolina values your training and skills – and we want you to Stay-NC!

Developed and maintained by the North Carolina Military Business Center, StayNC.org is a resource page for military personnel, family members and employers designed to help YOU find employment – and to Stay-NC!


ABOUT THE NORTH CAROLINA MILITARY BUSINESS CENTER.  The North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) is a business development organization and a collaborative effort between North Carolina businesses and the North Carolina Community College System. Created by the General Assembly and opened in 2005, the NCMBC operates from twelve community colleges across the state, with a $1.14 million annual budget, under the supervision of Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).

MISSION. To leverage military and other federal business opportunities to expand the economy, grow jobs and improve quality of life in North Carolina


  • Contracts - to increase federal revenues for businesses in North Carolina
  • Employment - to support the integration of transitioning military, family members and veterans into the North Carolina workplace
  • Recruitment - to support recruitment of defense businesses to North Carolina


  • Market intelligence - identifying future business opportunities in key sectors
  • Pre-positioning and teaming businesses - for future and current opportunities
  • Current business development - connecting businesses to contract opportunities
  • Solicitation and proposal support - assisting businesses to compete and win
  • Training and resources - providing tools to overcome contracting obstacles
  • Events and networking - focused on winning contracts in target sectors



  • NC Federal Advanced Technologies Review
  • NC Defense & Economic Development Trade Show
  • NC Aerospace Supplier & Advanced Manufacturing Summit
  • NC Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environmental (FEDCON) Summit


The NCMBC Business Development Teams (BDT) support businesses in every industry across all 100 counties in North Carolina. Located at twelve community colleges statewide, the BDT connects businesses with contract opportunities and provides one-on-one assistance to help clients win federal contracts. Since 2005, the NCMBC has helped capable businesses identify, compete for, win and execute over 2,013 contracts, worth $3.8 to $14.1 billion (as of December 31, 2014). Each awarded contract brings federal revenues to North Carolina, expands the State’s economy and tax base and grow jobs. Businesses who won these contracts employed as many as 126,600 North Carolinians to execute these contracts, which netted $267 million in State corporate income tax alone.


For more information about STAY-NC, the NCMBC or resources that are available to transitioning military and their family, please contact Courtney Smedick (courtney@ncmbc.us) or Alexa Dennis (dennisa@ncmbc.us).