National OnDemand expands Burlington headquarters, continuing downtown presence

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Economic Development Office

On April 21, 2022, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the City of Burlington will receive a $120,000 NC Commerce Building Reuse Grant to support National On-Demand's expansion of their corporate headquarters in Downtown Burlington. The company will invest $1.42 million in a 34,425 square foot former banking office, creating 15 new jobs in the community. The average salary of these positions is $129,333. 

Natl OnDNational On-Demand is a technical service company specializing in underground or aerial construction for broadband and telecommunications. The company first established its headquarters in Burlington in 2018 and has 48 other locations across the United States with over 1,000 employees. 

National On-Demand has experienced rapid growth and significant demand in their services as more communities strive to expand broadband connectivity in a more virtual world, resulting in an increased investment and headcount in their Burlington headquarters. 

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In fact, this award will be the second time that National On-Demand has received building reuse funding. When the company located their corporate offices in Downtown in 2018, they invested $650,000 into a vacant bank building at 245 W. Davis Street, receiving over $325,000 in funding from NC Commerce and the Burlington Downtown Corporation (BDC) to renovate the space. 

Ribbon Natl OnDemandNational On-Demand will not be fully vacating the Davis Street property as they move into the Main Street building. They are leasing the first floor of the Davis Street property to First Horizon Bank, who conducted a ribbon cutting on August 17th celebrating the new location. 

Burlington Economic Development and BDC leaders are thrilled to see National On-Demand expand again – and renovate another vacant property in Downtown Burlington! Moreover, the City, National On-Demand and First Horizon Bank were able to work cooperatively together to get the bank operational at the Davis Street property. A win all around for the companies and the City of Burlington! 

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For more information on the Building Reuse Program, its advantages, and examples of its approval for businesses in the past, please read the blog posted on our website

For more information on the Burlington Downtown Corporation’s grants program, please check out their Grants page!

Isabella DeLaGarza, EYOS Fellow

City Contact
Isabella DeLaGarza
425 S. Lexington Ave. 
Burlington, NC 27215