Economic Development

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Nestled in the hills of the North Carolina Piedmont, Orange County is the perfect mix of all that North Carolina has to offer, a great place to live and to work. The Orange County lifestyle blends great outdoors with metropolitan culture, a wide variety of housing options and some of the nation’s best schools.

From a business standpoint, the county is home to a diverse and highly educated workforce, several world-renowned research universities, and some of the world’s most respected companies in technology and health care. Orange County is a smart, innovative choice for both employers and employees.


The team at Orange County Economic Development (OCED) is highly skilled in all aspects of business development, from site selection and financing to customized market research.


The Orange County Economic Development team offers:

  • Business expansion, retention and relocation assistance
  • Customized research
  • Information on commercial and industrial space availability
  • Small business and entrepreneur support

If you're looking to start, relocate or expand your business, look no further than Orange County. We offer the perfect mix - on both a professional and a personal level - and Orange County Economic Development is here to help you enjoy success in both.