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The Town of Chapel Hill’s Economic Development Department works to positively influence the economic vitality of our community. Our work ranges from supporting our existing business ecosystem, expanding our business community, and improving the Downtown experience and livability. We are committed to making Chapel Hill a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable place to work, live, play, and shop.
We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about joining our business community, discuss our economic development initiatives, or share resources and information about local programs!
Adoption of first Economic Development Strategy
Small Art Business Loan Program leads to creation of Frank Art Collective
Redevelopment of Coal Ash Site. (2022)
Founding of Launch accelerator
Adoption of Form Based Code for Blue Hill
Adoption of Development Agreement for Glen Lennox
Wegmans Incentive – jobs, tax base and redevelopment
Carraway Village Incentive – Road improvements
Glen Lennox Incentive – Office Building
Well Dot Inc. – Incentive for Employees and location
East Rosemary Redevelopment project and Parking Deck
MOU for Police Station property (828 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.) redevelopment
The Partnership maintains, enhances, and promotes Downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development. They serve as advocates to advance our Downtown business community.
A startup accelerator, co-working space, and community of innovators where all people are supported to encourage innovative thinking, individual empowerment, community outreach, economic development, and impactful change that lifts everyone.
The Chamber helps local business owners to grow their social networks, build meaningful new relationships, access information and resources to lead, and maximize opportunities that create a lasting impact on the community.
The Orange County Economic Development team offers business expansion, retention, and relocation assistance. Provides information on commercial and industrial space availability.
Thinking about opening or relocating a business to Chapel Hill? We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you, talk to you or share information critical to your decision making process. Contact us and let us show you how we are Open2 you!