Economic Development

Available Sites & Buildings

View the list of available buildings and sites in the Mount Airy area.

Opportunity Zone

The State of North Carolina has designated a growth zone in the southern part of Mount Airy which is eligible for enhanced economic incentives to stimulate new investment and job creation. View map (PDF) or Search map here

New Markets Tax Credit

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program (PDF) permits taxpayers to receive a credit against Federal income taxes for making qualified equity investments in the southern part of Mount Airy.

City Facilities

Stewarts Creek, Lovill's Creek, and Ararat River supply the city with an abundant amount of water. The city's two water plants are permitted for 8.5 million gallons per day (MGD) of production and currently produce approximately 3.6 MGD with a similar volume of the waste water facility plant which has a maximum flow of 7 MGD. Mount Airy has the largest open faced granite quarry in the world.

Westwood Industrial Business Park and Piedmont Triad West Corporate Park are located in the Piedmont Triad Foreign Trade Zone Number 230 with acreage and city services available.

Incentive Grants

Incentive grants are offered to companies by Surry County and the City of Mount Airy based on net new taxable investments and job creation in the community that pay above average county wage.

Additional Information

For more information regarding Economic Development visit the Surry County Economic Development Partnership website or contact the city's community development coordinator.