About Us

Richmond County is the “Gateway to the Old North State,” offering businesses and residents easy access to the very best the state has to offer. Its location in the southern Piedmont region and the beautiful Sandhills of North Carolina provides convenient access along Interstates 73 and 74 to major metro areas, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the Atlantic Ocean. Racing fans know Richmond County's as the home of the iconic Rockingham Motor Speedway—more commonly known as "The Rock.", which has played host to hundreds of motorsports and NASCAR series events since 1965. 

Only minutes away is the historic Village of Pinehurst, site of more national golf championships than any location in the world including the 2024 U.S. Open Championships hosted on the famed Pinehurst No. 2. 

Richmond County is focused on investing in economic growth and improving life for the community, resulting in progress for all. The Economic Development Office offers confidential site selection services to manufacturers, location advisors, industrial realtors, and other businesses. For additional information, visit www.richmondnced.com


Richmond County Economic Development Team:

Martie Butler,  Management Analyst/Economic Developer

Bryan Land, County Manager

Natalie Johnson, Assistant

Our Partners:

NC Department of Commerce

Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina

North Carolina Economic Developers Association

North Carolina's Southeast


Duke Energy

Pee Dee EMC

Piedmont Natural Gas