Orange County Economic Development

In North Carolina, a Town to Lift a Fork or Turn a Page

On the surface, there’s not much to suggest there would be anything special about the central North Carolina town of Hillsborough, population around 6,000, northwest of the Research Triangle, as the area encompassing Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill is called. Its downtown business district, a handful of low-slung brick buildings, peters out after a block or two in any direction. After that, the space between homes quickly grows, and rural surroundings take over.