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David DeYoung, AICP
Economic Development Director
919-359-9347

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From farm to big pharm, from tobacco to the world's largest supplier of insulin, from 2,000 to 20,000...Clayton is definitely not the one stoplight town it was 40 years ago!

We've doubled in population since 2000 and landed the single largest manufacturing investment in North Carolina state history. And we continued to be positioned for more exciting growth. Just 15 miles to Raleigh, 2 hours to the beach, and home to some of the world’s largest companies, like Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Caterpillar and Bayer – Clayton is the fastest-growing town in Johnston County, which was just listed in North Carolina’s Top 5 booming housing markets.

That amazing growth and investment is most evident at Clayton’s heart – it’s downtown, where the Town and businesses have successfully partnered to preserve the small-town charm with more than $20 million invested in revitalization projects in the last decade – from a booming brewery in an old cotton mill, modern offices in a 1920’s Ford dealership…to jazz-infused cocktail lounges and rooftop dining restaurants in previously-abandoned Main Street storefronts.

Clayton also gets it when it comes to arts and culture, supporting inclusive and collaborate projects like the annually-rotating sculpture trail and public greenway system. The heart of downtown is our two beautifully-restored downtown schoolhouses, The Clayton Center, which serve as a performing arts venue and Town Hall. Clayton is buzzing with progressive new projects and a thriving arts and small business community – the perfect place to start or expand your business or family! 

Latest News
  • We're repairing damaged decking on the pedestrian bridge span over the Neuse River, thanks to a resident who reported the damage to us! Bicyclists, runners and walkers will not be able to cross the b...

  • NOTIFICATION OF WASTEWATER RELEASE IN JOHNSTON COUNTY General Statute 143-215.1C requires that the owner or operator of any wastewater collection or treatment works to issue a press release when a...

  • Town Council Approves 2019-2020 Budget Town Council marked Clayton's historic transition from a small to medium-sized town Monday night, with the 4-1 passage of the 2019 Fiscal Year Budget, which...

  • REGISTRATION CLOSED! Our 2019 Clayton Police Youth Summer Academy is FULL! Conducting traffic stops, going through an interactive police weapons simulation, and visiting the Johnston County jail ...

  • The Clayton Town manager presented his recommended FY 2019-2020 balanced budget at Monday’s Town Council meeting/public hearing on May 20th. Several Council members wanted more information about s...

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