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Industrial Development

Oxford is home to international giants like Revlon, Certain-Teed, Bridgestone-Bandag, and Ideal Fastener as well as a number of smaller national and international, and local corporations. Shovel-ready sites with North Carolinas best incentives. For more information on industrial development please contact Granville County Economic Development Director, Harry Mills.

Granville County Workforce Information published in September 2014 by the NC Department of Commerce, provides you with the most current statistical information including population projections, per capita income, wages, and employers.

The City provides opportunities for Industrial Development in several major areas that are easily accessible from Interstate 85. Triangle North Granville is the newest park and focuses on life sciences and technology.


Infrastrucutre and Industrial

The City of Oxford owns 20% of the Kerr Lake Regional Water System (KLRWS) along with partners Henderson and Warren County. Oxford serves a total of 3,800 customers.


  •  Two 20” main lines connect Oxford to our KLRWS Plants.
  •  Oxford currently uses around 1.2 Million gpd (gallons per day)of our 2 million gallon allocation (2.8 Million gpd with high filtration) and the City of Oxford can expand the plant at our own expense at any time.
  •  KLRWS is currently designing a project that includes rehabilitation to the existing facility and a 10 million gpd expansion which will increase Oxford’s total capacity to 4 million gpd.  Construction is anticipated to start in 2020.
  •  The City is also proud to serve large industrial clients like Revlon, CertainTeed, Lace Lastics, Bandag, Ideal Fastener, and others.
  •  Our top 10 industrial/institutional customers use approximately 395,000 gpd.
  •  Construction is complete on a new 750,000-gallon elevated storage tank.


  •  The Oxford Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) currently treats around 1.1 million gpd
  •  The WWTP has a capacity of 3.5 million gpd
  • The WWTP utilizes a 1 million gallon flow equalization basin to provide consistent influent flow by retaining high flow fluctuations and then letting it out during the non-peak time.