Meet Granville County Economic Development Director


Photo of Harry Mills, Economic Development Director Harry Mills, Economic Development Director
Harry Mills is a native of Granville County, graduating from J.F. Webb High School in 1978. He attended Mount Olive Junior College on a basketball scholarship, furthering his education at Warren Wilson College and earning a degree in Social Work in 1983. He later joined the United States Marine Corps, where he served his country faithfully for four years. 

Prior to his current position, he served for 26 years in various capacities of social work, including planning, directing, training volunteers, supervising staff, and budgeting. In 2008, he joined the staff of Granville County Senior Services and demonstrated great passion, devotion, and commitment to the seniors of Granville County. His honesty and integrity were displayed daily as he delivered a variety of services that enhanced the lives of those he served.

Since being named Economic Development Director in 2014, Mills has been involved with the expansion of several existing businesses/industries within Granville County. He collaborates with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, EDPNC and the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments, as well as site consultants, local municipalities, and other public and private agencies regarding economic, community, and regional development planning.

Mills can be reached at (919) 693-5911 or email to

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