Economic Growth
in Chatham County

Chatham County is one of the fastest growing counties in North Carolina. The region and the state are frequently ranked as best places for business in the United States.

A strong quality of life attracts a diverse resident workforce and innovative companies that value strong education, recreation opportunities and vibrant communities. A strategic location provides an avenue to the urban amenities found in nearby Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro and other great cities.

The Triangle is at the forefront of an economic boom, attracting major employers such as Apple, Google, Fuji Film, and Toyota who are forecasted to generate billions of dollars for the state. The inclusion of these tech companies in the area is expected to create high-paying jobs, generate sales revenue for a wide range of businesses, and drastically improve infrastructure. Chatham County specifically is preparing for the inevitable growth through land planning, key partnerships, and development progress. The NC Office of State Budget and Management are projecting a population increase of nearly 50% in Chatham County between 2010 and 2035. These percentages translate into a substantial demand for career and lifestyle opportunities.

Chatham County is centrally located within minutes of three of the state's Megasites including Triangle Innovation Point (TIP), the Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing Site, and Greensboro-Randolph. These Megasites are large commercial projects with abundant space for a wide variety of industrial operations and business offices. To further enhance its strong economy, and to facilitate a move away from its historical reliance upon industries like tobacco and textiles, North Carolina is encouraging the development of Megasites across the state.

Map courtesy of Chatham County Economic Development Corporation