Live, work, and play in Hertford County, NC

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Living here in Hertford County

With natural beauty, historical significance, thriving economy, affordable cost of living, and family-friendly community. Hertford County, North Carolina is a beautiful and welcoming Community located in the eastern part of the state. The county is well-known for its historical significance, natural beauty, and and abundance of outdoor activities.


Business & Career Growth

Hertford County  is a great place to do business and grow your career. The county has a strong economy with a variety of businesses and industries, including agriculture, manufacturing, and food processing. If you’re looking for a place to start or grow your businesses, Hertford County is also home to many business organizations and networking opportunities.


Events and Activities

Find charming and welcoming communities rich in history and a variety of events and outdoor activities to enjoy. Quaint picturesque towns and a diverse range of wildlife are situated along the Chowan River. Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Merchants Millpond State Park, and Windsor Castle park are just a few ways to experience what Hertford County has to offer.  


We Are Hertford County

Hertford County has it all! It is a great place to live, work, and play. We are here to help you explore our region’s resources, opportunities, and recreation. We have a diverse group of programs to help you learn more and get involved with our community. The county features a rich, historic past, booming agricultural and industry sectors, and amazing places to relax. Whether you’ve lived here your entire life, or have just moved to the area, our community values every resident. Hertford County is a place with unlimited growth potential, where you can thrive personally and professionally.

Business Growth & Development

Hertford County has a dedicated team of professionals in key business roles to assist in new development — from start-ups or relocations to expansions and specializations. These resources are available to help you through the logistics of your industry, making your goals a reality! 

Career Opportunities

Whether you’re starting a new career, seeking advancement in your current industry, or transitioning to a new stage in life, Hertford County has opportunities for personal growth through different post-secondary education and training programs. 

Success Stories

People in all stages of life are all choosing Hertford County to develop their careers, advance their education, and improve their quality of life. New businesses are emerging and expanding to our region to maximize product and service growth. 
Here are some examples: 

Roanoke-Chowan Community College


Hear incredible student stories of how Hertford County and Roanoke-Chowan Community College provided them with incredible opportunities for education and career growth.

Hertford County Residents


Hertford County residents cherish the freedom to live, work, and play in a community that offers diverse opportunities and a vibrant lifestyle, From pursuing professional goals to enjoying recreational activities residents find fulfillment in the abundant possibilities Hertford County provides.

Community Leaders of Hertford County, NC

Hertford County’s success and growth is a testament to the collaboration, partnerships, and the great people of this community. When we work together, we can achieve anything. We are dedicated to keeping this great thing growing, and we know that it wouldn’t be possible without every one of you. Thank you for being a part of the Hertford County community!

Weyling White

Mayor, Town of Ahoskie NC

We are becoming a destination for employers looking for a diverse workforce and new residents who want quality-of-life balance that larger cities cannot provide. Business and industry have been growing rapidly in recent years, and through expansion of our roadways, investment into our industrial park, and working together with local stakeholders, we are ready to welcome that growth.”

Connie P. Poland

Director, Ahoskie Chamber of Commerce

Through a collaborative approach, Hertford County brings to light career pathways available in our area — while connecting businesses to future employees. We have programs in place to maximize and retain local talent, optimizing business growth. Our economy here in Hertford County continues to emerge in several key industries.”

Leigh Etheridge

Manager, Town of Ahoskie

 Career Pathways

Key industries in Hertford County include Welding & Metal Fabrication, Wood & Plastic Molding, Steel Plate Manufacturing & Fabrication, and Food & Beverage Manufacturing. Companies specializing in these areas rely on a diverse range of staff, from entry-level positions to experienced managers, advanced engineers, and skilled workers. 

Welding and Metal Fabrication

Simply put, the wood and pulp manufacturing industry is an important part of the economy of Martin County. It provides jobs, generates revenue, and supports other businesses in the community. Martin County has a skilled workforce in the wood and pulp manufacturing process. The wood and pulp manufacturing industry produces a variety of products including paper, cardboard, and tissue. These products are used in a wide range of industries, including packaging, printing, and construction.


For more information, click on the button below to view the latest career opportunities and corresponding pay rates in the Wood and Pulp Manufacturing industry. 

Wood and Plastic Molding

Careers in Wood and Plastic Molding include the use of engineering and manufacturing expertise to make production faster, simpler and more efficient. These diverse industrial technology fields employ a wide range of creative and technically proficient individuals who can help a company achieve efficient and profitable productivity. 

For more information, click on the button below to view the latest career opportunities and corresponding pay rates in Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing. 

Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Food and beverage industries encompass a wide variety of job opportunities beyond plant management, quality control, food science and sales. Whether you have skills in accounting, human resources, or are looking to spread your wings in a career in farming, marketing or environmental health and safety, opportunities in these roles could be the next step in your career.  

For more information, click on the button below to view the latest career opportunities and corresponding pay rates in the food and beverage manufacturing industry.

Steel Plate Manufacturing and Fabrication

Steel is one of the most highly engineered materials in the world, but its possibilities are endless. That’s where a diverse range of careers come in. Every day, workers build the future of steel and improve the steelmaking process. From innovative product development to working with emerging technologies, these careers are charting new ground and providing cutting-edge products.


Click the button below to view the latest career opportunities and corresponding pay rates in the Steel Plate Manufacturing and Fabrication industry.


Martin County NCWorks Career Center


If you are interested in relocating or expanding your business, or an individual seeking new career opportunities in Hertford County, NC, please contact us with any questions you may have. We’ll be happy to provide additional information and resources and connect you with the right contacts for your industry.

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109 Community College Rd.
Jernigan Bldg. B Room 117
Ahoskie, NC 27910 

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(252) 862-1257

Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday
8:30am – 4:30pm.
(Closes from 1:00-1:30 for lunch)

Sat-Sun: Closed

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