Economic Development Resources

BUSINESS RESOURCE GUIDE - provides business owners with contact information for the Town of Selma and Johnston County.

JOHNSTON COUNTY VISITOR'S BUREAU - Are you traveling through our county on interstate 95 or 40....or visiting Carolina Premium Outlets for great bargains? We have the latest travel information to assist you for planning a trip and great resources for discovering Johnston County.

PLANNING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - provides professional assistance and manages responsibly land use and development, while considering the implications growth on public safety, community aesthetics, and economic development.

BUILDING INSPECTION SERVICES - Johnston County Inspection Department, located at 309 E. Market Street Smithfield, NC 27577, provides building inspection services for the Town of Selma. Visit their website or give them a call at 919-989-5060 (Fax: 919-989-5431).

CODE ENFORCEMENT- Code Enforcement performs inspections and works to ensure compliance with the Town of Selma’s Code of Ordinances in the areas of abandoned and junked motor vehicles, community appearance, zoning, public nuisances, etc.

UTILITY SERVICES - The Town of Selma provides utility services (electric, water, and sewer services) to residents, businesses, and industries. Locally owned and operated, these public utilities provide local businesses and industries with safe and reliable public services at a reasonable price. 

BASIC RATES AND USAGE - Monthly charges for electric, water, and sewer service are based on the type of customer (for instance, residential or commercial), location of service, and other factors.  For more information about rates contact Customer Service at (919) 965-9841, ext.1012 or 1013.

SELMA FIRE INSPECTION - The Selma Fire Department conducts Fire Inspections in accordance with the "NC Fire Prevention Building Code". This code requires all buildings to be inspected on a 1, 2, or 3 year cycle.

FORMS AND APPLICATIONS - Applications for Advisory Boards, Zoning Permits, Sign Permits, Special Use Permits, and much more are found here. 

MAPS, ZONING AND ORDINANCE - Town of Selma Ordinances, Historic District Map, GIS Zoning Map, Zoning Regulations, and more!

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE - Serves and supports businesses within our community. The Chamber is a great resource for any business. Joining the Chamber of Commerce is a great opportunity!

VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS - Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the Office of Veterans Business Development facilitates the use of all Small Business Administration programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors.

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION- The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) aids, counsels, assists and protects the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. 

JCC SMALL BUSINESS CENTER - Classes and Free Seminars for starting a new small business or growing your current business.

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