Person County

Everything Is Better In Person

A Favorable Climate for Growth

With an exceptional quality of life, a world-class workforce, outstanding training offered at Piedmont Community College – recognized as one of the top community colleges in the state – and transportation options which offer excellent shipping and distribution capabilities for the entire east coast, this is a safe, commutable community that will help any business thrive. See all that it has to offer.

Noteworthy Characteristics

  • Provides one of the lowest tax structures in the state and a solid tax base
  • Offers a strategic location for business and industry, being within a 45-minute drive of RTP and RDU International Airport
  • Brings a variety of arts, crafts and educational programming to the region via The Person County Arts Council

Did You Know...

Person County was ranked by SmartAsset as one of the top 10 places to retire in North Carolina?

Just North of Durham and about an hour south of the VA border, the quaint little town of Roxboro lies in the heart of Person County. Skyscrapers and box stores are replaced by a charming uptown with unique shops, local food restaurants and breweries. Whether you’re looking for quality fishing, boating or a place to relax, Hyco and Mayo lake in Person County are major regional attractions. It’s better in Person.

Unique Developments and Contributions

Expect diversity from this area, where the industrial base varies from such products as automotive and computer components to electrical production, wood products, fabricated metals, LED lighting components, and non-woven fabrics. Telecommunication capabilities include outstanding fiber-optic cable and broadband width, and enhanced cellular transmission. Extensive agricultural opportunities also abound, thanks to the county’s rural heritage and favorable climate.

Infrastructure and Support

    • Deep-water ports of Norfolk, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina are within five-hour drives
    • Ports of Morehead City and Wilmington, North Carolina are within four-hour drives
    • Served by five primary highways, a dedicated freight rail service, and a state-of-the-art municipal airport with a 6,500-foot lighted runway

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