Originally founded by settlers drawn to the rich soil and our abundant natural resources, agriculture and the forestry related industry remain important to Hertford County's economy. Over twenty-two percent of the county's land is devoted to crops, such as tobacco, peanuts, corn, soybeans and cotton and over 65 percent of the county is forested. While agriculture and forestry products continue to play a significant role, manufacturing is becoming our economic backbone.
From aluminum...to steel...plastics...to printing...manufacturers have discovered that Hertford County is a profitable place to do business. Today, the availability of abundant water...reliable, low-cost electricity and talented, hard working human resources attracts businesses to Hertford County. With a labor force that numbers over 10,000 people we have the diversity to meet the needs of any business; and we have the resources to adapt to new technology.