New & Existing Businesses

As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the Town of Clayton is the fastest growing town in Johnston County, which is the fastest growing county in the State of North Carolina. There is so much progress and momentum here and we appreciate your desire to invest in Clayton. Below is a repository of resources for new, existing and potential businesses here in Clayton, NC. 

When it comes to doing business, we understand that you may need information from various Town departments, so the economic development department is here to help bridge those gaps. We understand that opening and running a small business is hard and the Town wants to make our process transparent.

The links below are ones that we encourage new and existing business owners to have on hand to refer to through the major check points of opening, expanding or relocating your small business to Clayton. When in doubt, please call the Town's Economic Development or Planning Department for more information.