The Alamance Chamber serves as the Economic Development entity for Alamance County. They are available to help prospective developers with relocation, expansion and other development needs. They maintain a listing of available sites and buildings. They also have multiple infographic PDFs to help give you an overview of our community.
Click here to go to Alamance Chamber’s Community Overview site
The City of Graham has more than 4 million gallons per day (GPD) of excess potable water treatment capacity.
Our wastewater treatment plant has almost 2 million GPD of excess treatment capacity, with only a few commercial sites served by low-capacity pump stations.
The City of Graham’s wastewater capacity of 3.5 million gallons a day is provided by: Graham Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)– 2.2 million gallons/day average treatment. The current unused wastewater capacity is 1.3 million gallons a day.
Electrical services in the City of Graham area is provided by Duke Energy.
Natural gas service in the Graham area is provided by Piedmont Natural Gas. Piedmont Natural Gas offers many services to help support commercial or industrial business.
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The City of Graham considers the recruitment of distribution centers to the North Carolina Commerce Park to be a key economic development objective. The 1,100-acre park sits in the Hawfields area with portions withing the city limits of Graham and Mebane in addition to the county. In 2015, the N.C. Commerce Park was officially created and underway as becoming a certified industrial site. This resounding project, with about $220 million in private investment and 750 new jobs between three firms (Prescient as well as Wal-Mart and Lidl distribution facilities).
The collaborative infrastructure has been leveraged to enable all partners to work collaboratively to offer not only an attractive site for business development, but also to put together incentive packages that make them very competitive regionally.
The continuation of this interlocal collaboration:
- a valued collaboration of trusting relationships
- the value of equitably sharing in the costs as well as the benefits to the extent possible
- the value of trusted third parties to do work with and through the local chamber and local municipalities
With its strategic location and interconnected businesses and academics throughout the area, Graham continues to attract the following target industries;
- Foster industrial development with areas including flex space developments
- Encourage reinvestment and intensification at existing industrial sites
- Encourage freight-oriented industrial development
- Attract green industry
For more information or to schedule an appointment contact the City of Graham Planning Department (insert contact detail)
Every successful City has a strong economic foundation with a broad number of choices in
education and employment. Graham has many assets that make it an ideal place to call home and
work, with a high potential for economic growth and investment.
Moving forward Graham is seeking to create opportunities for small-business growth, workforce training, and attracting firms
that can provide good jobs and grow the City’s economy. Graham’s economic development principles outline some of the community’s guiding values, which include the following:
- Create vibrant centers, especially downtown
- Improve access to living wage jobs
- Maximize land use efficiency
- Make education a strong point
- Attract compact built form
- Grow sustainable