Welcome to the fastest growing municipality in the fastest growing county in the State of North Carolina. Why is Clayton, formerly and for generations a small crossroads community, now the source of so much interest? The answer is simple. We offer what everyone is looking for.
Entrepreneurs like the progressive and cooperative spirit shared by business and civic leaders.
Families like the secure feeling of living in a close knit, neighborly atmosphere with community schools and abundant recreational and cultural activities.
Clayton enjoys prominence as a hub for high tech industry including major bio-pharmaceutical companies such as Grifols, Hospira, and Novo Nordisk, the worlds largest manufacturer of diabetes related products. In total more than ten percent of all bio-pharmaceutical jobs in North Carolina exist in Clayton. Never satisfied with a good thing, Johnston County and the Town of Clayton have partnered with North Carolina State University to create The Workforce Development Center where in-service and prospective employees of the ever growing bio-pharma industry can achieve advance training and applied degrees.
The Clayton success story begins with a location in close proximity to Research Triangle Park, the State Capital, Raleigh, the research campuses of North Carolina State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Each destination is within an easy commute with Downtown Raleigh just twenty minutes from Downtown Clayton. Western Johnston County is blessed with excellent highway and interstate access with direct access to Interstates 95 (north-south) and 40 (east-west) in addition to Highways 70 and 42. Clayton is less than two hours drive from beautiful coastal North Carolina for an easy weekend getaway.
Finally, "The Premier Community for Active Families" offers the best housing value in the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) area. Whether your tastes lean towards grand historic showplaces or comfortable golf course communities, you can find it in Clayton. Come take a look. You'll like what you see.
111. E. Second Street
P.O. Box 879
Clayton, NC 27528
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