Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020

Click Here to review the Albemarle Commission’s Comprehensive Regional Economic Development Strategy.  The strategy is updated every 5 years but we present this edition as a 3 year edition because of the nature of the Region’s economy.


HERTFORD – The Board of Delegates of the Albemarle Commission is pleased to announce that they have hired Melody Wilkins of Clayton to serve as Executive Director of the Albemarle Commission.  The Board approved her hiring at the January 17, 2019, regular board meeting.  Ms. Wilkins will begin service during the week of January 28, assuming the position held by Mr. Robert Murphy who has served as Interim Director since November 5.  For more information, please click here.


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The Albemarle Commission Board of Delegates will meet at the Albemarle Commission Office located at 512 South Church Street, Hertford, North Carolina, 27944 at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 






Dismal Swamp

Rural Planning

The Albemarle Rural Planning Organization (ARPO) serves Camden, Chowan,Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties.

Workforce Development

Our Workforce Development program’s assistance helps to improve our regional employers’ capacity to find and hire well trained employees.

Economic Development

The Albemarle Commission was recognized as an Economic Development District (EDD) by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration in 1972.

Area Agency on Aging

Area Agencies on Aging (AAA’s) were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973 to respond to the needs of Americans 60 and over in every local community.