Bertie County, North Carolina is fertile ground for people who dream of starting and running their own businesses. If you’re giving thought to becoming your own boss, or are already a business owner wanting to get connected to the region, you’ll find a lot to support you here.

Our business development professionals can provide expertise in fine-tuning your business plan, connecting you with financing, identifying the right site or building, steering you through the license and permit process, and even helping you find the right employees. Our area has nearly a quarter-million skilled workers living within an hour, and K-12 and postsecondary education providers that have a special interest in supplying the skills companies like yours will need. You’ll also find plenty of affordable utility capacity and bandwidth.

Another great reason to start or grow your business here? Our quality of living is superb but our cost of living is delightfully low, with housing options that range from executive sites along the Albemarle Sound to wide-open rural spaces. Whatever your taste, we’ll help you find it.