Cary is home to world-class businesses. Our largest employer is
SAS Institute Inc., the largest privately-held software company in the world! 

Town of Cary is open for business

Whether you're a sole proprietor or a Fortune 500, we've got something for you!

Economic Incentives

The Town also has a flexible Economic Development Incentives Policy which allows us to tailor benefits to specific projects which increase the benefits that new businesses can bring to Cary as well as expand existing businesses in the Town. Cary has provided:

  • Grants
  • Traffic studies
  • Fee credits
  • Below market lease rates
  • Infrastructure reimbursements
  • HUD Section 108 loan
  • Expedited reviews

Downtown Business District 

There are also special considerations in the Business Improvement District in downtown Cary as well as the façade improvement grant program.

Development Liaison Service

For small businesses or businesses in the downtown area, Cary provides a development liaison service to assist customers in navigating the process.


Ted Boyd
Director of Economic Development
Town of Cary
(919) 462-3870