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Catawba County, NC

A community built for manufacturing

Catawba County, NC

All work and no play? Not here!

Catawba County, NC

Welcome to Catawba County

Here's the bottom line—we want your business to be part of our dynamic economic region. Catawba County, NC offers a wide range of building and site options, and you’ll definitely benefit from our adaptive and well-trained workforce. Whether you’re engaged in advanced manufacturing, light assembly, data centers, distribution, corporate or back office functions, you’ll be welcome in here in Catawba County. 



Advanced Manufacturing & More

Outlook Americas has ranked three Catawba County municipalities in the top five Best Manufacturing Small Towns in the Country. In 2005, Southern Business and Development ranked the Hickory Metro 3rd in its Small Market category for Top Deals and Hot Markets, and in 2008, ranked Catawba County the 20th top Mid-Market in the South. Just some of the diversified manufacturing sectors that call Catawba County home include machining and metal working, plastics, fiber optic and coaxial cable and furniture.

Catawba County’s manufacturing prowess is supported and accentuated by a rich geography and diverse lifestyle that has brought the area national recognition. Business North Carolina magazine also reported that Catawba County’s largest city, Hickory, was the 8th best city in the state for its quality of life

"Catawba County's manufacturing prowess is supported and accentuated by a rich geography and diverse lifestyle..."

2nd
Hickory Metro area ranked 2nd least expensive MSA in North Carolina for a family of four.
Economic Policy Institute
4th
Hickory Metro area ranked 4th in the nation for lowest business costs in 2014 (no lower than 6th since 2006)
Forbes Magazine
4th
Hickory named 4th Best Place to Start a Business in NC
NerdWallet
5th
Hickory MSA ranked 5th in NC for number of nightlife venues per capita and number of non-fast food restaurants.
Movoto
6th
Conover named 6th Best Place to Start a Business in NC
NerdWallet
10th
Hickory Metro area named the 10th Best Place to Live and Raise a Family in the United States.
Reader's Digest

Contact Us

Catawba County Economic Development Corporation

1960-B 13th Ave Dr SE, Hickory, NC 28602

P | 828.267.1564

F | 828.267.1884

edc@catawbacountync.gov