Data & Demographics

For Surry County, North Carolina

Labor Market Report

Surry County has a ready workforce prepared with a wide range of skills through our own secondary and community college system, as well as dozens of nearby colleges and universities. Our community and our location make Surry County a strong contender for business startups and relocations. Download this labor market data sheet and compare our advantages and value.

Wage & Benefit Survey

More than 80 businesses were asked to participate in the 2021 Wage and Benefit Survey. We were fortunate to have 20 companies fully respond and contribute wage and benefit data. Each company’s involvement enabled us to capture current and relevant existing industry wage and benefit information. All participating companies will be kept confidential.

Talent Alignment Report

Regional business and education leaders initiated a Talent Alignment Strategy for the Piedmont Triad in August 2017. The purpose of this Strategy is to ensure education and workforce development efforts are aligned with the needs of employers and to coordinate existing education and workforce development initiatives currently underway throughout the region.

Community Economic Overviews

Surry County Overview

PDF download.

Dobson Overview

PDF download.

Elkin Overview

PDF download.

Mount Airy Overview

PDF download.

Pilot Mountain Overview

PDF download.

Top 25 Employers in Surry County

Top 15 Manufacturers in Surry County

NAICS Code Company Name Employment Range
311615 Wayne Farms, LLC 800-1,000
327215 Vitro 400-600
336112 Altec Industries, Inc. 200-300
332311 NCFI Polyurethanes 200-300
339999 Leonard Buildings & Truck Accessories 200-300
321992 Smith Rowe 100-200
332618 Insteel Industries, Inc. 100-200
332311 MVP Group International 100-200
326150 Nester Hosiery, Inc. 100-200
315119 Renfro Brands 100-200
337110 Shenandoah Furniture 100-200
322130 Weyerhaeuser 100-200
323115 SouthData 100-200
326199 CK Technologies 100-200
327991 NC Granite Corporation 100-200
Source: SCEDP

Tax Rates

Surry County Property Tax Rates FY 2021-2022


Water & Sewer Information (click on name of town/city for a rate schedule)

Water System

Sewer System

Capacity and Excess figures are in GDP (gallons per day)
Source: County and Municipalities

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc. 1218 State St., Mt. Airy NC 27030
PO BOX 7128

Latest Stories

Surry EDP Hires New Industry Initiatives Director

Press Release - Surry County EDP Hires new Industry Initiatives Director The Surry County Economic Development Partnership is excited to announce the hiring of our new Industry Initiatives Director – Catrina Alexander! Catrina will be joining the EDP on July 24th,...

read more

A New Path Forward : Surry EDP 2023-2025 Strategic Plan

The Surry County Economic Development Partnership is directed with being a catalyst for business innovation, growth, and development, resulting in an improved standard of living and quality of life for our residents. The EDP has been doing this work in Surry County...

read more