A good place to THRIVE.

“The grass is always greener where you water it.”

Rockingham County offers a fertile environment to grow a small business: The entrepreneurial spirit is strong here in a setting of rich natural beauty with conditions that are ripe to nurture something special. No wonder Rockingham County registers an average of 300 new businesses each year.

However, any kind of growing project—be it a garden, a family or a business—requires hard work and resources, the most critical of which include:

  • Money
  • Time
  • People
  • Information
  • Skills

Rockingham County’s Small Business services can help with those tasks. Our Center for Economic Development, Small Business & Tourism doesn’t simply preach “economic gardening,” we practice it, with an economic development outreach to small business that is both active and pro-active, supporting well over 150 businesses annually with a range of services that connect small business to needed sources of support. New updates in technology and organization are now giving our office an enhanced capability to stay on top of business needs, averaging 5 services per client. Our SCORE volunteers average well over 600 client services annually, with RCC’s Small Business Center providing nearly 200 annual services.

You’re in a good place here in Rockingham to start and operate a small business, and this website is the right place to start. For more information about services, see our Partners page, and for a 1-2-3 Tool Kit for your own startup, see our Tool Kit page.

We look forward to serving you and helping you grow!

Contact our office at: 336.342.8308.