Catawba County is committed to the growth and
diversification of its economy. Catawba County and
its local municipalities, in addition to the state
of North Carolina, have several programs that offer
business relocation assistance and foster new and
expanding businesses and industries that generate
job creation and investment.
Relocating a business to North Carolina, or anywhere
for that matter, requires research, time and
investment. The Catawba County EDC can work with you
and your company to secure business relocation
assistance and find the best available relocation
incentives in NC.
Qualifying businesses can receive state incentives
in North Carolina including, but not limited to:
Tax credits for jobs created
Job development investment grants
Funding for select business purchases and
Local incentives are
granted by each municipality and then by Catawba
County on a case-by-case basis. Enter into a joint
economic development agreement to receive the
maximum business relocation assistance available.
guidelines for incentives applying to economic
development agreements in the Hickory Metro include:
▪ Companies must submit a letter requesting
▪ Projects must not have started construction
prior to consideration of the
▪ Economic development is exclusively for new
businesses and businesses
Incentives Fact Book to learn more about
relocation incentives in NC and how to apply for
business relocation assistance.
Contact the Catawba County EDC
to expedite the process of relocating a business to
North Carolina or to ask any questions.
Select a link below to
view a .pdf file from our library for more details.
State and Federal Incentive Programs
"Incentives" Section of the Fact Book
(98 KB) (contains all
Catawba County Economic Development Fact Book
information on North Carolina's new Article 31 Tax Credits, click
the link below.
3J Tax Credits (25 KB)