Economic Development

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Welcome to Hertford County
Welcome to Hertford County Economic Development. Hertford County located in northeastern North Carolina is where you can visit the past or catch a glimpse of the future. 


To provide focused economic development services to retain, attract, and grow targeted businesses, while promoting entrepreneurship.  To achieve well thought out development, along with balancing respect for rural heritage, in order to diversify and strengthen Hertford County.


Hertford County is recognized as a rural and inclusive community offering opportunities to have an exceptional quality of life to its residents, businesses and visitors. Hertford County has a strong small business sector and promotes entrepreneurship within all of the towns. Hertford County is known as a diverse manufacturing county but can do more to attract high value businesses that will increase employment, strengthen the County’s fiscal base and give opportunities to build our local economy. Hertford County’s success will extend in supporting the youth, families, and seniors with a greater diversity of housing, recreation, and entertainment options along with more goods and services. The proximity of Hertford County allows the County to utilize two states for infrastructure, resources and workforce development. Hertford County’s active business corridors has maintained an array of services and tax revenues.

Through pro-active planning and commitment to a sustainable economic development, Hertford County is well positioned to maintain diversity and rural values while balancing growth for decades to come.