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Your business can become a part of our dynamic and diversified economic environment. Take advantage of the available manufacturing sites in NC and Catawba Countyís adaptive and diversified workforce. The Hickory Metro and surrounding areas also boast a number of available data center sites in North Carolina, ideal locations for todayís expanding and relocating businesses.

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. Contact us to learn more about the best available manufacturing sites in NC.

Catawba Countyís manufacturing prowess is supported and accentuated by a rich geography and diverse lifestyle that has brought the area national recognition. The Hickory Metro area was named the 10th Best Place to Live and Raise a Family in the United States by Readerís Digest. Business North Carolina magazine also reported that Catawba Countyís largest city, Hickory, was the 8th best city in the state for its quality of lifeForbe's Magazine rated the Hickory Metro area 2nd in the nation for lowest business costs.  Most recently, MSNBC recognized Hickory as the 14th Hottest Housing Market in the NationSouthern Business & Development ranked Catawba County the top mid-market in North Carolina in their list of the "Top 250 Best Places in the South to Locate Your Company."

Catawba County is also renowned as a center of the regionís retail shopping, entertainment and cultural life. A leading retail mall, furniture mart, convention center, movie theaters, retail shopping centers and hundreds of restaurants are also major attractions for visitors from throughout the region.

Education and technical training continues to be a high priority for Catawba County. The Appalachian State University Greater Hickory Partnership is a joint education center developed to provide a unique collaborative learning experience to the Hickory Metro. Appalachian State University, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba Valley Community College have become partners to serve the needs for graduate, undergraduate, non-credit certificate courses, research and specialized workforce training.

The Appalachian State University Greater Hickory Partnership provides the Hickory Metro with unparalleled economic development opportunities. Not only does the Center allow the County new promise to recruit and retain industry, it offers students and workers access to groundbreaking new educational experiences.


Contact the Catawba County Economic Development Corporation to expedite your business relocation, locate available manufacturing sites and available data center sites in North Carolina, and learn more about our regionís thriving economy.


Catawba County EDC

PO Box 3388

Hickory, NC  28603

Phone:  828-267-1564

Fax:  828-267-1884



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