Below you will find some external resources and external links that we hope will be helpful.
Town of Clayton New Business Guide
Our New Business Guide is a one-stop reference for anyone starting a business in downtown. We’ll walk you through the permits and processes that you need get easily to that grand opening date – the new business guide has it all right here!
Business Link NC
Business Link NC, a service of the NC Department of Commerce, provides access to an extensive network of experts who can help your business succeed. This site provides everything you need to know, from licenses, government contracting, business plans, and tax information to marketing and access to capital.
NC Main Street
NC Main Street - The NC Main Street Center works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation, using a comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and utilized by the National Trust Main Street Center to assist communities across the country. Clayton became a Main Street® Community in 2006, and has received several awards.
NC State Historic Preservation Office
The NC State Historic Preservation Office assists in the identification, evaluation, protection, and enhancement of properties significant in North Carolina history and archeology. Of interest to property owners in Clayton, they also administer State and Federal Historic Preservation Tax Credits. Restoration of historic properties located downtown in the Clayton Historic District may be eligible for tax credits.
North Carolina Downtown Development Association
North Carolina Downtown Development Association - The NCDDA is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the improvement and advocacy of downtown districts through-out the state. Members include downtown development managers, coordinators and Main Street managers; economic developers; town planners; town managers; architects; landscape architects; developers; and other professions related to the development of North Carolina’s downtowns. Clayton’s Downtown Development Coordinator, Bruce Naegelen, is NCDDA’s President-Elect.