GET IN to resources! From business help to social programs to educational connections,
we’ve got you covered (or can direct you to an expert in our community!)

Historic Plaques (purchase from Preservation Burlington) Website →

Historic Plaques are just a piece of what signifies Burlington's historical significance. Displaying a plaque on your home or property brings interest to our neighborhoods and unifies our community as a city of history and preservation. Your home or property does not need to be on the national or local registry in order to display a plaque. We welcome all history lovers to display a plaque with pride! 

Plaques are made of solid bronze, are custom made and will last the lifetime of your home! 

Burlington Downtown Corporation Library (password required) Website

Utilize the library of resources that the BDC has curated over the years. Information on the following topics is available:

Board Governance
Downtown Revitalization
Economic Development
History of Burlington and Alamance County

Historic Preservation
Nonprofit Best Practices
Public-Private Partnerships
Small Business

Belong in Burlington

Belong in Burlington is a new resident event hosted by the City of Burlington to help our newest residents establish roots in the community. This free event is hosted at the Burlington Municipal Building in downtown Burlington, and is designed to help you find ways to connect with your community and meet others who live, work and make a difference in Burlington!

Alamance County Newcomer's Guide  Download the Guide

Our Newcomer’s Guide has everything you need to know from local schools, gas/electric companies, and area history/culture! Alamance County is the perfect locale for commuters with easy access to I-85/40 into Raleigh or Greensboro. Our quiet community gives a great small town feel with all the great amenities of a big city! Check out our Guide for more information, or better yet, pay us a visit!


Municode Library for City of Burlington, NC  Website

This website provides the City of Burlington’s Code of Ordinances as well as MuniDocs, which contains documents such as minutes, agendas, resolutions, forms, and permits.

NC Department Secretary of State  Website

The State of North Carolina provides quick links and helpful information for folks interested in starting a business in the state.

NC Department of Commerce

Whether you’re looking to start, locate or expand a business in North Carolina, the North Carolina Department of Commerce can help you make it happen. The State’s Rural Grant program includes the Building Reuse Grant that is used to develop older buildings in your community into assets to attract new or expanding businesses with the state's Building Reuse Program. In situations where North Carolina is competing with other attractive business locations, its competitive incentive programs can come into play. North Carolina downtowns are the cultural and economic centers of their communities. When Main Street struggles, the community feels it; and when Main Street booms, the community thrives. The Main Street Solutions Fund supports small businesses in designated micropolitans located in Tier 2 and Tier 3 counties or designated North Carolina Main Street communities. The grants  assist planning agencies and small businesses with efforts to revitalize downtowns by creating jobs, funding infrastructure improvements and rehabilitating buildings.

Alamance Chamber of Commerce   Website    Community Info   

With a variety of business programs and networking opportunities, the Alamance Chamber works hard to enhance Alamance County businesses, as well as promoting and stimulating economic vitality for the community. The BDC i a proud member of this organization.

City of Burlington

Design Burlington →
Historic Preservation →  

The City of Burlington provides a variety of services to residents within city limits. Information about billing, city council, and a variety of other topics can be found at their website.

NC State Board of Elections

Voter Search →  

Move Your Business to Burlington  Website    

Discover why it's time to GET IN to business in Burlington.

DATAUSA: Burlington Website →

DataUSA provides information about the City of Burlington’s demographics in regards to its economy, health & safety, diversity, education, and housing & living.

Burlington North Carolina Community Profile (2015)   Download the PDF   or visit the Website

The Burlington North Carolina Community Profile details specifics about education, recreation, employment, and infrastructure; download the PDF to view the 2015 Community Profile or visit the website.

Downtown Burlington Historic District  Website

The Downtown Burlington Historic District encompasses the center of Burlington's business district, and has since its founding as a railroad repair site that grew into an industrial community in the second half of the 19th century. 

National Park Service; US Department of the Interior   Website Tax Incentives →

The Downtown Burlington Historic District encompasses the center of Burlington's business district, and has since its founding as a railroad repair site that grew into an industrial community in the second half of the 19th century. 

United Way of Alamance County   Website   

With a variety of service areas, United Way specializes in fundraising and nonprofit support. Information regarding volunteer opportunities, giving campaigns, and key local nonprofits is listed on their website. The mission of United Way of Alamance County is to mobilize the caring power of our community to advance the common good.

NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources   Website   

Natural and Cultural Resources is well-named. Whether you are looking for help jump starting your genealogy project, want to dive deep into specific topic related to North Carolina history using our digital collections or publications or are an artists looking for grants or other opportunities, chances are we have solution for you or can connect you with someone who does.

Allied Churches of Alamance County   Website   

Housing the homeless and feeding the hungry is one of ACAC's main goals.  Will you join the fight to end hunger and homelessness in Alamance County?

Alamance County Schools   Website   

For information regarding the local school system, please refer to the Alamance / Burlington school system website.

Alamance Community College Small Business Center   Website →  

Small businesses need nurturing and support in order to grow and to increase profitability. At ACC's Small Business Center (SBC), business owners can access a variety of resources and tools that are proven to help businesses prosper. The SBC offers confidential counseling for your specific needs, a wide range of online learning options, and workshops designed to help small businesses succeed.

Small Business and Technology Development Center Website  

The North Carolina SBTDC is a business advisory resource for growing and developing businesses. Our highly skilled professionals provide services statewide from offices hosted by campuses of The University of North Carolina System. The SBTDC operates in formal partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency and others, making it a unique and valued asset in the economic development infrastructure of North Carolina. Business, government, and university leaders recognize the SBTDC’s value and impact.

Burlington Parks and Recreation   Website   

The coordinator for key Burlington events, the City's Department of Recreation and Parks B-Town Events division organizes some of your favorite activities, including 4th Fridays, the Halloween Spooktacular, St. Paddy's Day Parade, and holiday parades.

Alamance County   Website   

The Alamance County government website features information regarding the county library, legal system, Sheriff’s office, and others. The county courthouse can be found in Graham at 124. W. Elm St. Graham, NC 27253.

Alamance Convention and Visitors Bureau   Website   

Planning a trip to Alamance County? Be sure to stop by the Convention and Visitors Bureau to learn about area events, attractions, shopping, and lodging opportunities. Create an itinerary and learn more about the area at their website.

Link Transit   Website   

Interested in the local bus system? Routes, fares, and other key information is on their website, along with live bus tracking information.

Impact Alamance   Website   

A key resource for the community, Impact Alamance funds initiatives that promote healthier, smarter, and stronger citizens. For information regarding nonprofit support, giving opportunities, and their current action plan.

Women's Resource Center   Website   

Providing a range of services for women in Alamance county, the WRC helps to empower women to enrich their lives.

CrossRoads Sexual Response   Website →  

Serving child and adult victims of sexual assault and trauma, and labor and sex trafficking through confidential counseling, advocacy, child medical treatment, education, and community awareness.

Open Door Clinic of Alamance County   Website   

The mission of the Open Door Clinic is “to offer free health care services with dignity, professionalism and concern for the uninsured and indigent residents of Alamance County.”   Website   

This is the online resource for historic preservation, building restoration and cultural resource management in the United States & Canada.

Elon Downtown Center for Community Engagement   Website   

Coordinating the involvement of Elon University with downtown Burlington, the downtown center provides space for meetings and serves as a hub for service learning.

Homegrown Tools   Website   

Homegrown Tools tells the story of small towns that have successfully stimulated private investment and job creation. The tool is meant to connect public officials, practitioners, and researchers to successful small town economic development strategies and inspire small towns to leverage their unique assets. Homegrown Tools is managed by NCGrowth, an EDA University Center at UNC Chapel Hill, in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the UNC School of Government, the NC Rural Center, and the UNC Department of City and Regional Planning.

NC Broadband Infrastructure Office   Website   

The NC Broadband Infrastructure Office works across state agencies. It works to align and coordinate the state’s digital infrastructure resources, programs , and relevant state agencies.

Economic Development Partnership of NC Website   

The Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) is focused on recruiting new businesses to the state, supporting the needs of existing businesses, connecting exporters to global customers, helping small business owners get their start, and attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

Smart Growth America Website   

Smart Growth America works with elected officials, real estate developers, chambers of commerce, transportation and urban planning professionals, governors, and leaders in Washington to improve everyday life for people across the country through better development.

NC Downtown Development Association Website   

The North Carolina Downtown Development Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional membership organization with a dynamic mission to advance downtowns throughout the state.  NCDDA is led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly.  Members include downtown development managers, coordinators and Main Street managers; economic developers; town planners; town managers; architects; landscape architects; developers; and other professions related to the development of North Carolina’s downtowns. The BDC i a proud member of this organization.

International Downtown Association Website → 

The International Downtown Association is a world leader and champion for vital and livable urban centers. Through its network of diverse practitioners, its rich body of knowledge, and its unique capacity to nurture community-building partnerships, IDA provides tools, intelligence and strategies for creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities and regions of the world. The BDC i a proud member of this organization.

NC Center for Nonprofits Website → 

The NC Center for Nonprofits’ mission is to educate, connect, and advocate for North Carolina nonprofits. The BDC i a proud member of this organization.