Orange County Economic Development

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Orange County is the Perfect Mix

Orange County’s location is the perfect mix of all that North Carolina has to offer. Home to a diverse and highly educated workforce, the talent located in Orange County is unmatched within the state. The prime location contributes to the pool of available talent; the Orange County area encompasses the Research Triangle Park as well as several world-renowned research universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and North Carolina State University. Our post-secondary education institutions provide college graduates and executive training while our community colleges offer focused work force training support.

Known for its exceptional quality of life, Orange County boasts a multitude of top-rated restaurants, beautiful parks, nationally ranked schools and high-quality health care. Our incorporated towns, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro and Mebane, offer suburban lifestyles, while the expansive rural areas are home to a more rustic way of life.

Situated at the intersection of two major transportation corridors – Interstate 85 and Interstate 40– Orange County’s location affords a variety of business land opportunities within three Economic Development Districts targeted for non-residential growth by the county. These Districts were created to offer streamlined development procedures in the prime location along the transportation corridor.