Orange County Economic Development

Thriving Business In Orange County

Managing, maintaining and updating your business well can lead to growth and expansion. Many tools are available to take your existing business to the next level.

 Visitation Program

Our team conducts visitations and interviews with local businesses to gather industry specific information, inform them about county services, and address their needs. We have tools and resources available to aid in this process. BRE (Business Retention and Expansion) interview results provide tactical and direct assistance to businesses that are expanding, in need of financial or management technical assistance, workforce development, or those who are expanding. To schedule your visitation and discover the various resources available to assist your business, contact Amanda Garner

Thinking about relocating or expanding?
We can help you find a new location that meets all of your needs. Whether leasing, buying or building to suit, site selection assistance is confidential and free of charge.
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Need market research or data?
Demographic, labor market and other information to help you with business decisions is available.  Contact Us for additional information.

Have some exciting news to share?
Let us help you celebrate your success by posting your news to our website.  Contact Us for more information.

Don’t know where to turn?
We may not know the answers to all of your questions, but chances are we know where to find the answers! The Economic Development staff is tapped into a wide network of business resources at the federal, regional, state and local levels. We can help guide you to the right source of information and assistance. First, check out our Resources page.  If you can’t find what you need there, then Contact Us.

Small Business & Entrepreneurs Resources

Existing Business in Orange County


Top 25 Private Employers
Sports Endeavors/Eurosport
Harris Teeter
PHE, Inc.
A Southern Season
Carol Woods
Food Lion, LLC
Wal-Mart Associates, Inc
General Electric Corporation
Whole Foods Market Group
AKG of American, Inc.
Residential Services, Inc.
Performance Chevrolet, Inc.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA, Inc
Carolina Inn
US Postal Service
HR Prime LLC
Weaver Street Market, Inc
Aramark Food and Support Services
Chapel Hill Restaurant Mgmt

Top Public Employers
UNC at Chapel Hill
UNC Health Care System
Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Orange County Schools
Orange County
Town of Chapel Hill
Town of Carrboro
Town of Hillsborough