A Business and People Friendly Place

Home to over 903 businesses and 16 manufacturing companies employing over 100 people, Granville County's rich heritage and rural beauty blends harmoniously with its modern, business-friendly environment. With its close proximity to an International Airport, an abundant skilled work force, modest land costs, low taxes, and a high quality of life, Granville County makes an excellent choice for business expansion and location.

Outdoor park in Granville County with residents and visitors enjoying a sunny afternoon.

Granville County Data

Granville County's estimated population in 2019 was 59,328.
Granville County's estimated median age in 2019 was 43.
The average commute for workers is 28.9 minutes.
44.5% of residents also work in Granville County.
The estimated median family income in 2019 was $67,290.
The property tax rate per $100 value is 84 cents.
Source: Census (2010, ACS 2014-18).

Company Spotlight

Isolera Extracts

Precision customer Isolera Extracts holds a hemp-processing facility in Oxford which created over 100 new jobs in the region.

“The quality of the workforce here is exceptional,” CEO Jack Tatum remarked. “There is a lot of local talent and we are looking forward to working with our team to push the boundaries forward in this new and exciting industry.”

“We could not be more pleased to operate Isolera Extracts in Granville County,” Tatum said. “We’ve received a warm reception from Granville County, the City of Oxford and the state of North Carolina. The entire community is behind us and our partnership with Granville County and its farmers is an exciting opportunity for everyone.”

Isolera grand opening with leadership performing the ribbon cutting ceremony. Two men are shaking hands and holding a large pair of scissors.

Noteworthy Characteristics

Main brick building at Vance-Granville Community College.

Vance-Granville Community College provides many disciplines and academic offerings on two campuses.

All of the Triangle’s major universities are within an easy distance from the county.

Close to RTP and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Large plane resting on the tarmac.
Young girl riding a horse and holding her hands out. The girl is wearing a distinctive blue outfit with moon and star patterns.

Ideal for equestrians, outdoorsmen, bicycle enthusiasts, or people looking to reside in a rural environment.

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Unique Developments and Contributions

Granville County is already home to industry leaders who operate on a large scale. Its most notable 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.

Infrastructure and Support

Aerial view of Interstate 95 and US Highway 64 interchange.

Six I-85 interchanges link the county to the entire Eastern-seaboard and east coast major highway infrastructure

Private sector employers help maintain the county’s manufacturing workforce well above the state and national average.

Advanced vehicle manufacturing equipment.
Durham Bulls stadium on a sunny afternoon. Crew members are removing rain tarps from the field.

Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area amenities are a short commute away.

Granville County News

Looking back: Project Announcements in 2019

July 31, 2019
It’s no surprise that North Carolina’s fastest growing area is also attracting major job announcements. From January to July, 11 companies selected the Research Triangle Region to grow or expand their business. From life science to pharmaceutical, retail and manufacturing companies, the range of projects are reflective of the region’s diverse business ecosystem. From the […]

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