Why Hertford County?

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Hertford County has many community strengths and assets to economic development. Its location is a gateway to Virginia. The County’s U.S Highway 158, U.S. Highway 13 and Route 11 make it attractive to business. The North Carolina/Virginia railroad also allows industry options of transportation. The Chowan River is another asset to our area and business as well. The location and size of the Chowan River potentially can have five barge sites for industry locations. Our Tri- County Regional Airport is a great resource for our local businesses to accommodate private travel.


In addition to location, Hertford County has 7,253 acres of land zoned for industry, as well as land parcels available for potential mixed use of business and residential. The towns of Ahoskie, Murfreesboro and Winton have vacant buildings ready for revitalization and use. The County has competitive commercial real estate prices in rural northeastern North Carolina, and lower prices than neighboring Virginia to cities. Hertford County and towns, have established a reliable supply of clean water either through their own resources or wells. The water and wastewater infrastructure are a continued area of interest as Hertford County develops.


Furthermore, Hertford County’s proximity offers everyone the benefit of having access to beautiful scenic living and working environments as well as access to metropolitan areas such as Greenville, Norfolk and Raleigh, and the Outer Banks.