The Surry County Economic Development Partnership is a public-private partnership with leadership from community volunteers.

Community Leadership

Surry County leadership through the Surry County Economic Development Partnership is committed to facilitating business success throughout our western Piedmont community.



Richie Parker, Chair
Peter Pequeno, Vice-Chair
Ron Sutphin, Treasurer
Chris Lumsden, Secretary
Jeff Eidson, Past-Chair

2021 Board of Directors

Michael Boaz
Marie Wood
Bryan Cave
Randy Collins
Brent Cornelison
Dr. Travis Reeves
Matthew Wooten
Paul Hammes
Sam Holder
Dave Dinkins
Larry Johnson
Barbara Jones
Donna Kiger
Chris Knopf
Dr. Kim Morrison
Laura Neely
Robert Ball
Mike Pack
Bill Roberts
Dr. David Shockley
Robin Testerman
Dr. Myra Cox
David Steelman



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Become An Investor Business

The Surry County Economic Development Partnership, Inc. is a public-private/non-profit corporation, charted in 1995, that coordinates and conducts the economic development programs for Dobson, Elkin, Mount Airy, Pilot Mountain and Surry County. The Partnership’s network includes the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, the Yadkin Valley Chamber Commerce, Surry Community College and the North Carolina Department of Commerce along with other state and local agencies and companies. The partnership structure is made up of 28 board members representing the private and public sector. The Partnership’s staff consists of the President, Vice President of Existing Business Services, and Office Manager.
The SCEDP works on three areas; helping our existing industry and businesses grow and expand, acting as a resource to entrepreneurs and small business, and to recruit new companies and market Surry County. Connecting you with opportunity, the SCEDP provides expertise on the county’s real estate and grant availability, incentive proposals, research and demographics, as well as workforce and training initiatives.

Investor benefits

As a member, some of the immediate benefits include:
· Weekly news clips
· Monthly Newsletter
· Website Link
· Listing in Investors resource guide ( put in all packets sent to new companies and inquiries)
· Business Connections and referrals
· Networking Opportunities (Annual Meeting, Seminars, and other EDP events)
· Potential Private Sector-Board Seat Vote
· Legislative Information
· Business Spotlight on web site
· Connections to state, federal, and other agencies that can help your business


Become a member of the Partnership by filling out the campaign pledge form and returning it by mail or email to:
Click here for the pledge form
Surry County Economic Development Partnership, Inc.
PO Box 7128
Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 401-9900

If you would like more information about the Partnership, please call (336) 401-9900 or contact us via email.
The Partnership is now accepting credit cards. If you would like to pay by credit card contact Emily

Our Mission

To Support and Promote the Economy of Surry County, North Carolina and to Assure Sustainable Economic Prosperity for our Residents and Businesses.

The Partnership will fulfill its mission by helping retain and expand industries and recruit quality companies that will diversify and complement the industrial base. The Partnership has played an important role in new business attraction, local existing industry expansion efforts and the continued development of marketable products throughout Surry County. To continue these efforts, we need your financial support.

Website Acknowledgements

Photography used on this site was provided by:

Mark Welker
Hobart Jones
Lawrie Murray
The Messenger: Brook Corwin, Angela Schmoll, Leighanne Martin Wright
Yadkin Valley Chamber of Commerce: Misty Matthews
Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce: Jessica Icenhour Roberts

Thank you!

Contact Us

Surry County Economic Development Partnership Inc.

190 Virginia Street,  Mt. Airy NC 27030

PO BOX 7128


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