General Information

  • Business Link North Carolina

  • North Carolina Military Business Center

    • The Person County Economic Development Department wants to help your business to have free sign ups for new opportunities for your business by using the North Carolina Military Business Center (NCMBC) , a business development entity of the North Carolina Community College System, headquartered at Fayetteville Technical Community College.To learn more about this free service funded by the State of North Carolina’s General Assembly, click on the link listed below: What is  To connect North Carolina businesses with all possible opportunities, including local opportunities at bases in the state, the NCMBC administers the State’s official, FREE web portal for federal contracting –  North Carolina businesses register on the portal, receive automatic matches to federal prime opportunities and to sub-contracting opportunities posted by other registered businesses, and post job opportunities for FREE that match job skills posted by registered individuals.  Firms identifying contract opportunities through MatchForce then contact the NCMBC for one-on-one assistance. If your business is located in Person County, just call the Person County Economic Development Department at 336-597-1752 and talk to Sherry Wilborn . We look forward to assisting you in learning more about business opportunities that could translate into increased revenues for your business.

  • Research Triangle Regional Partnership

  • AgTech Accelerator

  • Small Business & Technology Development Center

  • Kerr Tar Regional Council of Governments

  • Additional Local Resources

    • The Person County Board of Commissioners  and the City of Roxboro have utilized revolving loan programs in the past. The County Manager and/or City Manager are the administrative individuals for these two loans.

    • In addition, the Person County Board of Commissioners has recently recommended that all applications for revolving loans should be first directed to Kerr Tar Council of Governments as outlined here.

    • The City of Roxboro also offers incentives to qualified entities within the Uptown Development District.

Starting a Business

Business Support Services

Altech Tool

107 Hoover Rd
Mebane, NC 27302
Phone (919) 304-3500
Fax (919) 304-2112
Cell (336) 263-4095

MWP Contrators LLC

3270 Durham Road Roxboro, NC 27573 Phone: 336-597-3587 Fax: 336-597-3459 [email protected]

Oakley’s Machine Shop Inc

126 W Gordon St Roxboro, North Carolina 27573 Phone (336) 599-6105

C N Welding Service

1294 Paynes Tavern Rd
Roxboro, NC 27574
Phone (336) 322-3224

Flat River Steel

200 Satterfield Rd
Hurdle Mills, NC 27541
Phone (336) 364-3247

MWP Contractors LLC

3270 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: 336-597-3587
Fax: 336-597-3459

Oakley’s Machine Shop Inc

126 W Gordon St
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone (336) 599-6105

Olive Hill Welding and Fabrication

1940 Semora Rd
Roxboro, North Carolina 27573
Phone (336) 599-5800

Absolute Computer Systems

80 Spruce Court
Timberlake, NC 27583
Phone (336) 364-8851

Laser Age Inc

1022 N Main St.
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone (336) 599-8733


313 S Madison Blvd
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone (336) 597-8200


309 S Madison Avenue
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone (336) 322-0210
Fax (336) 322-0212


23 Reams Ave
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone (336) 599-5314

Taylor Business Products

115 Clayton Ave.
PO Box 681
Roxboro, NC 27573
Toll Free: 1-800-782-2953

Relocation Resources


When you are thinking about relocating your business, the Person County Economic Development Team can assist you. Our economic development staff has done billion dollar projects, mega projects, and assisted in creating as little as a few new jobs. There is no number too small for us to help. We stand ready to provide world class assistance for you right here in Person County, NC.

Listed below are a few examples of where we can provide value-added services for you. Pick up the phone and call us at 336-597-1752 or email us at [email protected] .

Community Briefing and Tour

Our motto is “EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN PERSON”. So come to Person and see the “Person”-al difference. We can set up all components of your visit for you, provide you a draft agenda, and modify the agenda on the spot. Just let us hear from you and understand what your “hot buttons” are, and we will make sure we help you to check off all areas of perceived risk on your part!

Corporate Executive and Employee Briefing

We like doing business literally “in Person”, so we welcome the opportunity to also visit your location to allow us to better understand your top needs.

Employee Relocation Assistance

Your employees are important to us. It doesn’t matter if your employee needs a premier swim coach for their youngest child, or your employee’s spouse has a special interest; we  will work with our areas top corporate relocation specialists to ensure a smooth transition for your employees.

Available Building and Site Inventory

We have access to a wealth of information about available buildings and sites in Person County. If you give us your project parameters, we can develop a list of properties that fit your needs. Although our economic development director is a licensed NC real estate Broker-In-Charge, our services are offered complimentary.

Post Relocation Services

Our existing industries are our best salesmen. We try very hard to meet their every need so that they can assure you that we helped them in areas that they didn’t even think of.  Our executive director has been in real estate, development, economic development, land planning and private sector development for over 35 years, and we guarantee he will be one of the first to get back to you with the answers to your questions!

Community Information - Demographics and Research Information for Businesses

Geographic Information System (GIS)

We have all our industrial sites and key infrastructure components such as, water, sewer, and fiber technology all located on our confidential web-based GIS system. We are one of the first county economic development programs in the state of North Carolina that has our own online GIS website to save you an immense amount of time.

Workforce Development

Identification of work force development for your company is paramount to a successful location in Person County. We can provide you extremely-detailed and industry-specific reports on workforce availability by industry sector, by occupation codes and numerous other quantitative measures in a few minutes. We simply need to know your North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 4-digit code and estimated number of employees needed. We can provide details on 30-, 45-, 60-, 75-, and 90-minute drive times from the specific site or building you desire in Person County, North Carolina. We partner with Chmura Economics and Analytics for excellent database resources of value to you.


In 2014, we did a complete analysis of all of our fiber infrastructure and worked with ECC Technologies to provide us telecommunications support for all our business opportunities. ECC Technologies is also the provider of choice of the North Carolina Department of Commerce in their efforts to analyze future opportunities for better telecommunications in rural North Carolina.


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