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Harry Mills, Economic Development Director

Harry Mills is a native of North Carolina and was born in Granville County. He graduated from J.F. Webb High School is 1978. After graduation, he attended Mount Olive Junior College on a basketball scholarship. After 2 years, Harry furthered his education at Warren Wilson College and graduated with a degree in Social Work in 1983. He later joined the United States Marine Corp where he served his country faithfully for four years and earned an honorable discharge.

In 2014 Harry became the Director of the Granville County Economic Development Department. Prior to his current position, Harry has served in various capacities of social work including planning, directing, training volunteers, supervising staff and budgeting which has spanned over the last 26 years. In 2008 he became employed with the Granville County Senior Services and showed 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.

Harry Mills has been the Granville County Economic Director for almost 3 years. During this time span he has been very involved with existing businesses/Industries within Granville County and has been successful in assisting numerous industries with expansions within the county. Harry collaborates with the North Carolina Department of Commerce, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, EDPNC, Kerr- Tar Council, Site Consultants, Granville County Municipalities, and other public and private agencies regarding economic, community and regional development planning.


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