Surry Business

For and about business in Surry County, N.C., including Dobson, Elkin, Lowgap, Pilot Mountain and Mount Airy

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A unique place to grow a business

July 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Surry County is part of the Piedmont Triad, an 11-county region with 1.5 million people living in northwest North Carolina. Interstate highways I-77 and I-74 intersect in Surry County near the North Carolina-Virginia border, facilitating rapid transportation up and down the East Coast. Surry County’s commercial and industrial buildings and sites sit as little as 30 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem and 50 minutes from Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), soon to be a FedEx hub outside Greensboro. Charlotte, North Carolina’s largest city, is less than 75 miles away.

Businesses in Surry County operate successfully in an uncongested, scenic environment with clean air, abundant water, low land costs, utility networks built to serve major industries, and safe, progressive, business-friendly communities. Those towns and cities include Elkin, hub of the Yadkin Valley wine-growing region; Dobson, the seat of Surry County government and home of Surry Community College’s main campus; Pilot Mountain adjacent to visually stunning Pilot Mountain State Park; and Mount Airy, the largest city, commercial center (with 55% of Surry County’s taxable retail sales) and most popular tourist destination.

For more information about relocating to Surry County, starting a new company here, or expanding an existing industry, contact Robin Rhyne, president of the Surry County Economic Development Partnership, or Jessica Coutu, director of marketing and research. Visit or send snail mail to the partnership office at 613 S. Main St., Dobson, NC 27017. Or call (336) 386-4781.

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