Strategically located in North Carolina's Mid-Atlantic region, Rowan County offers an attractive business development environment while providing an easygoing, laid back quality of life. With convenient and excessive access to interstate highways, international and regional airports as well as rail service, Rowan County is home to major manufacturers Freightliner and Invista, in addition to being home to one of the largest supermarket chains in the United States, Food Lion.

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More Information

To learn more about how our economic resources can assist you, please call 704-637-5526 to speak with someone at the Salisbury-Rowan Economic Development Commission (EDC).

  1. Business Directory & Relocation Guide

    Learn about Rowan County's history, municipalities, schools, businesses, culture, and more in this Rowan County Chamber of Commerce guide, published by the Salisbury Post.

  2. Business Licenses

    A Business Privilege License is required for all commercial activities within Rowan County. Selected businesses are exempted.

  3. Business Personal Property Tax eFiling

    Business personal property tax filing can now be completed online.

  4. Chamber of Commerce

    The Chamber is a catalyst, partner, and coalition-builder for many organizations. It also serves as the front door to Rowan County.

  5. Disaster Planning

    When disaster strikes, the best protection is knowing what to do planning ahead. All businesses & industries in Rowan County are encouraged to Be Ready!

  6. Rowan Economic Development

    The Rowan ECD is a non-profit organization working hard to attract new industries, and to assist existing industries expanding their operations in Rowan County

  7. Speedway Business Park

    Rowan County is pleased to offer 5 beautiful parcels in Speedway Business Park.

  8. Vendor Guide

    The purpose of the Vendor Guide is to acquaint prospective bidders and suppliers with the purchasing policies and procedures used by Rowan County. It is intended to provide information about doing business with Rowan County, including the types of bids, dollar thresholds and contact information.