Commissioner for Small Business Scott R. Daugherty
Scott R. Daugherty was appointed by Gov. Bev Perdue to serve as North Carolina’s first Commissioner for Small Business in 2010. In this capacity he reports to the secretary of Commerce and is a senior member of the N.C. Department of Commerce staff. He serves as the primary policy and program advisor on small business issues and supervises the Department’s Business LINK NC unit. Daugherty also serves as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Extension, Engagement and Economic Development at North Carolina State University and directs the Small Business and Technology Development Center. The SBTDC is the business and technology extension service of The University of North Carolina system, administered by North Carolina State University. The SBTDC operates in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the N.C. Department of Commerce.
Daugherty attended Wake Forest University, The University of Miami and The University of Florida. He has a law degree and has practiced as a corporate attorney in Florida, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. He also served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of a large quasi-public financing agency in Washington D.C. prior to joining the University of North Carolina system in 1984 to start up the SBTDC. He has managed two large regional economic development organizations and organized and run a small business investment company.
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