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Bill Edwards


All the charm of the past. Including the vision that got us to the present.

Granville County's rich heritage of old-time graciousness and rural beauty coexists happily with its modern, business-friendly environment. Need an example? Horse paths wind their way through the area, yet at the same time six I-85 interchanges link the county to the entire Eastern-seaboard and east coast major highway infrastructure. With its close proximity to the famed Research Triangle Park and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, an abundant skilled work force, modest land costs, relatively low taxes and a superb quality of life, Granville County makes an excellent choice for business expansion and location.

Or an excellent choice for anyone, really - the amenities of the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area are in easy reach, as are the rolling hills and available land that calls to anyone who enjoys the best of both worlds. Equestrian lovers, outdoorsmen, bicycle enthusiasts, folks who just plain love the countryside - they'll all find Granville County an absolute breath of fresh air.

Educational opportunities abound too. Vance-Granville Community College provides many disciplines and academic offerings serving the county with a main campus near Oxford and a southern campus in the Creedmoor/Butner area, and all of the Triangle's major universities are within an easy distance from the county. Naturally, more than a few of these professional, skilled workers choose to maintain careers in the rural fringes of their respective university homes.

Granville County's largest manufacturing employers include Revlon (the world's largest cosmetic manufacturing facility); CertainTeed (the world's largest asphalt shingle manufacturing facility) and Bandag/Bridgestone, a leading manufacturer of retread tires. Flextronics, Newton Instruments and Food Lion Distribution are located in the southern portion of the County, just above Falls Lake. Many other private sector employers help to maintain the county's manufacturing workforce well above the state and national average.

Granville County is business friendly, historic preservation friendly, bike friendly, horse friendly, and nature friendly. Really, when it comes down to it, we're just plain friendly.

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Granville County Economic Development Commission
Major Employers
Demographic Profile
Available Buildings and Sites