Part of the Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC) and acting as an extension of NC Dept. of Commerce, Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) is the one place where you can receive answers about state agencies and licensing boards and learn how to be compliant with laws pertaining to starting or expanding a business in NC. BLNC is the main link to State and Nonprofit business resources (many are free services) who are ready to help businesses succeed.