From farm to big pharm, from tobacco to the world's largest supplier of insulin, from 2,000 to 30,000...Clayton is definitely not the one-stoplight town it was 40 years ago. Clayton is buzzing with progressive new projects and a thriving arts and business community - the perfect place to start or expand your business or family.
We've doubled in population since 2000 and landed the single largest manufacturing investment in North Carolina state history. And we continued to be positioned for more exciting growth. Just 15 miles to Raleigh, 2 hours to the beach, and home to some of the world's largest companies, like Grifols, Novo Nordisk, Caterpillar and Bayer - Clayton is the fastest-growing town in Johnston County, which was recently listed in North Carolina's Top 5 booming housing markets.
The Town of Clayton is a thriving town where growth contributes to the quality of life enjoyed by long-time residents and newcomers alike; easy access as part of the Triangle region, but with an atmosphere that feels smaller than it is; a system of parks and greenways that connect people and places; neighborhoods with a variety of quality living options; a town that offers opportunities for people to live, create, shop and eat; a bustling and historic downtown, and businesses that are successful, growing, and investing in the community.
Below are some important items to help you get to know more about the Town of Clayton.