Doing Business in Elkin

Doing Business in Elkin

Whether you are just starting out, moving your business to the area, or expanding your existing Elkin business - we are here to help and assist you through the process and point you in the right direction, no matter what stage of your project. 

Economic Development Department
Leslie Schlender, Director, 336-258-8907
For Downtown:  Laura Gaylord, Main Street & Community Manager, 336-258-8908

Elkin Business Support Resources:
The Elkin area, in the Piedmont Prosperity Zone, has several resources for small businesses to tap into for  support. Call us to help point you in the right direction or reach out directly to these resources:

1. Energizing Elkin Entrepreneurs - a Town of Elkin and Elkin Business leaders small business support initiative, with a small business revolving loan and small business mentor component, click on the logo below for more information:

2. Small Business Center, Surry Community College, The Elkin Center
Free classes and workshops for supporting and starting your Elkin business, click on the photo below for more information:                                 

For information on How to Develop a Business Plan, click here!

3. Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce
Supporting existing small business in the Elkin area
Membership provides numerous opportunities for your business to be promoted to other Members and the public.  Call 336-526-1111 or visit them at 257 Standard Street, in downtown Elkin. 

4. Downtown Elkin Business Association
If you are buying or leasing a building in historic downtown Elkin, the downtown business association helps promote your business, offers downtown bucks for special promotions, and organizes special events in the downtown (Cruise Ins and the Elkin/Jonesville Christmas Parade).  Membership required but with that, offers additional benefits as a downtown merchant and listing on their website. Learn more at their facebook page or  Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month.  

5. Elkin Town Hall
You'll want to visit the town hall to obtain sign permits and zoning permits, check on available properties, learn about potential grant opportunities, and set up your business utilities and trash collection.  
The Town Of Elkin, North Carolina -
Business Hours:   Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mailing Address:   Post Office Box 857,  Elkin, North Carolina 28621
Street Address:   226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621
Town Hall Office Number: 336-258-8900

6. Elkin Main Street Advisory Board (MSAB)
Downtown Elkin is located within a Municipal Service District (MSD), and the Town has been a member of the North Carolina Main Street Program since 1998.  With that come added benefits, a Main Street Manager, and advisory board that budgets for various types of improvements in downtown annually (including facade grants, and other funding offered thru NC Main Street).  The MSAB and the Main Street Manager are here to help your business in many ways, and offer monthly updates to keep you informed as a downtown merchant.  Meeting are held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  
Learn more here.

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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