Chatham Economic Development Corporation works with local, region and state partners to attract new business to Chatham County and ensure support for existing businesses. Our services are categorized into three broad categories: attraction, retention and expansion and entrepreneurship.


Our team has invaluable community and business knowledge that will help your company in its location decision-making. We provide specific data about economic trends, demographics, workforce availability, community relocation data and other metrics that help guide your decision. We have comprehensive expertise of Chatham County.

We will work with you to identify prospective spaces or sites in your location search, and lead guided visits with local, regional and state experts to speak on topics relevant to your search. Once an appropriate location is selected, we will continue to help your company as a liaison to municipal governments and services providers. We understand timelines are critical and will work to help you reach milestones. 

North Carolina is consistently ranked as one of the most business-friendly states in the nation. In addition to state incentives, Chatham County has competitive incentives to help your company create jobs in our community.

We will help your business gain the attention is deserves, working to maximize press opportunities and share achievements.

Our services don't stop when your business opens. Through our existing business retention and expansion program, we'll continue to work with you one-on-one to learn about your company's challenges, needs and opportunities. 

Retention and Expansion

Our team is committed to helping your business stay and grow in Chatham County. Through our Retention and Expansion program, we meet with businesses one-on-one to learn about issues and create solutions. With our network of partnerships, we create relationships to support workforce, infrastructure and other business challenges, and we provide relevant data that helps your business stay informed on local trends.

We will work as a liaison with your business and the local government, helping to navigate permitting, understand local incentives and possible financial assistance opportunities.

Your business's accomplishments deserve recognition, and we will help you take advantage of media and networking opportunities. Our team will work to make your business happy and successful in Chatham County.


With a network of local, regional and state services providers, our team helps small businesses at any level of development locate the resources and support they need.

Whether your business is established or just an idea you want to develop, we can help connect you to appropriate support services. As in our Attraction and Retention and Expansion programs, we will meet with you one-on-one to learn about your challenges and opportunities, and help share your success through media outlets.

Chatham Economic Development Corporation has partnered with Central Carolina Community College to fund a full-time director for the Chatham Small Business Center. By providing high quality, readily accessible assistance to prospective and existing small businesses and employees, our teams will increase the success rate and number of viable small businesses in Chatham County.