Positioned between the Piedmont and Research Triangle regions, Chatham County has developed a high quality transportation infrastructure network that makes accessing local, regional, and global markets a snap.


North Carolina has the largest state maintained highway network in the United States.U.S. Routes 15-501, 421, 64, 1, and NC-87 provide easy access to I-85, I-40, and I-95 and connect to major cities in North Carolina and along the Atlantic seaboard.

U.S. 64 is a four lane divided highway bisecting Chatham County, east to west. The entire highways stretches from the North Carolina Outer Banks to Arizona. U.S. 1 is a north-south highway stretching from the Canadian-U.S. border to Key West, Florida.

Rail Service

Both Norfolk Southern and CSX rail service is available in Chatham County, and are a great asset for businesses reaching national and global markets.

Norfolk Southern is available in western Chatham County, in Siler City and Goldston. The rail lines connect to major deep water seaports in Morehead City, Wilmington, Norfolk (VA), and Charleston (SC).

CSX is available in southeast Chatham and connects to Wilmington, Norfolk, and Charleston seaports.

Air Travel

Air service is available at Raleigh-Durham (RDU) and Piedmont Triad (GSO) International Airports, both within an hour's drive of Chatham County. RDU hosts eight major airlines, offering service to 40 daily non-stop destinations. The airport served nearly 10 million passengers in 2015. Both GSO and RDU are constantly expanding to meet the increased service demands.

The Siler City Municipal Airport is available to serve businesses locally. The Raleigh Executive Jetport, located south of Moncure in Lee County, also serves corporate flights.