Business & Development

Town staff, elected officials, and other partners work together to enhance the quality of life and guide development in the community.

Economic Development

Appointed Boards & Commissions

Permits & Plan Review

Long Range Planning

Community Development

Economic Development

Appointed Boards & Commissions

Permits & Plan Review

Long Range Planning

Community Development

Economic Development

The Town partners with the Rowan Economic Development Commission  to foster business and industrial development in our county. Rowan County is a dynamic region in the Charlotte metro area that is well-positioned for growth and investment. With our central location in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, access to a 1.3 million person labor pool, pro-business environment, and quality lifestyle, we offer everything your business needs to be as innovative and prosperous as you can envision it.

Learn more about how to jump start your business at the Rowan EDC website.

Appointed Boards & Commissions

The Town has several appointed boards and commissions that provide community members the opportunity to be involved in the Town’s decision-making process. Examples include rezonings, conformity with historic district standards, appearance and beautification projects, and much more.

Find out more about our appointed boards and commissions and how to get involved.

Permits & Plan Review

Planning and Code Compliance staff collaborate to ensure that properties in town are developed and maintained according to Town ordinances and other standards. Planning staff can assist you with a variety of processes ranging from permits, certificates, rezoning requests, variances and appeals, ordinance amendment requests, and more.

Learn more about the permits and plan review process.

Long Range Planning

Long-range planning helps the Town prepare for future growth, using data and tools like comprehensive plans, small area plans, and more. Work in this area is collaborative with the public, Town staff, and other local and state agencies.

See our long range planning page for more information.

Community Development

Community development activities assist low-to-moderate-  income residents while bringing positive change to neighborhoods.  The Town accomplishes these goals through several strategies, such as development of quality affordable housing, installation of infrastructure, and support of nonprofit organizations. In 2021, the Town of Spencer received a $750,000 Community Development Block Grant from the N.C. Department of Commerce to assist qualified local homeowners with needed repairs and rehabilitation.

Please visit salisburycdc.org/our-services/ to find out more about local community development services.