Holly Springs is positioned for continued growth thanks to early investments in infrastructure, including fiber optic internet, and an abundance of land, water and sewer capacity. Our highly skilled economic developers provide assistance throughout the site selection and development process. As a result, the companies that choose Holly Springs become part of one of the nation’s most dynamic places to found, incubate, or accelerate a business.

Town of Holly Springs     |     128 S Main Street     |     P.O. Box 8    |     Holly Springs, NC 27540     |   





for Best Small
Cities in America


in Wake County for
Job Growth 2010-2015
-NC Commerce


Safest Town in NC with
population over 25K


in NC


Best City for Young
Families in NC
-Nerd Wallet


out of 50 Top Cities
for Millennials
-Millennial Personal
Finance 2017

Phone: (919) 557-3923

Town of Holly Springs
Economic Development

Propelling Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Holly Springs Background

Over the last 20 years, Holly Springs has transformed into one of the most innovative communities in the Triangle. Boasting a CEC® Certification, the town is dedicated to creating a town culture that attracts and supports entrepreneurs, growing businesses and multi-national firms. Earning accolades as a top city in America, one of the best places to raise a family and one of the most affordable hot spots in North Carolina, Holly Springs has something to offer many different interests. 


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Strong relationships between the Town, university, community college, and non-profit partners has encouraged the creation of innovative and flexible resources to recruit and train talent effectively. Educational attainment in Holly Springs is strong with 55.8% of residents having received a bachelor’s degree or higher. Our location in the Research Triangle Region allows us to pull from as many as 15 surrounding counties for employment.

As the first town in the Research Triangle to earn the Certified Entrepreneurial Community designation, Holly Springs is a leader in creating the physical and social infrastructure to support local businesses and entrepreneurs. By placing entrepreneurs in the center of the process, Holly Springs economic developers continue to cultivate an environment that understands and encourages success for entrepreneurs.

A multi-loop, subterranean fiber optic network serves the internal telecommunications needs of the Town of Holly Springs and its businesses. With a base completed in 2014, the network continues to grow and now serves many residential areas. The fiber project dramatically enhances the available bandwidth and the network allows innovation and efficiencies that were inconceivable in the past.

The Town of Holly Springs and Wake County can offer incentives to companies that create well-paying new jobs and make substantial capital investments in the community. This policy is designed to be flexible and to maximize benefit for prospective industries.





The convenient location of the Town of Holly Springs permits as little as a five minute drive to I-540 offering quick and direct access to the Research Triangle Park (RTP) and the Raleigh Durham International Airport (RDU).

Our commercial sites are North Carolina Certified, indicating the properties have undergone a series of tests, including environmental assessments, to confirm their suitability for development.


Holly Springs is home to several established tech companies including RoleModel Software, Circuit Technology, MyComputerCareer, and Rendering House who are  thriving here. Tech companies cannot thrive without high-speed, fiber internet so the Town laid its own fiber


 network to accommodate the growing need. Ting high-speed fiber internet is accessible at the Coworking Station and will be available at the 100,000-square-foot modern commercial space opening downtown in 2019. With the environment that attracts and retains top tech talent, Holly Springs was voted the #15 Top City for Millennials by Millennial Personal Finance, and we focus on helping our businesses tap into our diverse and talented hometown workforce.

Holly Springs is located in the heart of North Carolina’s Research Triangle Region. The Town is virtually equidistant from anchor institutions UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, and North Carolina State University and is a part of a regional life science cluster that includes 

Life Science

twelve universities and a ready  supply of highly skilled talent. Seqirus, the world’s top flu vaccine manufacturer, anchors the town’s life science community in the Holly Springs Business Park. With available sites ranging between 50 and 200 acres, we’re ready to welcome you to our life science community.

Holly Springs is a Certified Entrepreneurial Community (CEC), an accreditation signifying Holly Springs as “entrepreneur ready.”  The program convenes entrepreneurs, service providers, and town staff. You’ll find many of our community’s entrepreneurs at the 


Coworking Station and, beginning in 2019, The Block. Here, innovation thrives. We invite you to become a part of the success.

Holly Springs is a community that supports and depends on innovation and we understand that more than anything else, innovation requires collaboration. By investing in projects like the Coworking Station we have provided a collaboration-friendly home for 30 businesses


and counting. In 2019,  coworking capacity will triple to 11,000 square feet when the Coworking Station moves into a new 52,000 square foot mixed-use building downtown. This new communal work space and innovation hub will allow even more companies to promote networking and foster collaboration leading to innovative ideas and positive impacts on the community.

Town of Holly Springs

128 S Main Street   |   P.O. Box 8  |   Holly Springs, NC 27540 

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