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Catawba County’s proximity to interstate access makes it a prime location for business.  Interstate-40 runs east to west through Catawba County.  Accessible via US Highway 321, Interstate-85 is reachable in approximately 30 minutes.  Interstate-77 is also reachable in 30 minutes via Interstate-40.  Catawba County businesses are served by Norfolk Southern Railway Company providing freight service to all major eastern ports, including North Carolina's two ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, as well as the Port of Charleston SC.


Select a link below to view a .pdf file from our library for more details.


     Major Highways (156 KB)

     Commuting Patterns & Traffic Counts (143 KB)

     Trucking & Motor Freight Services (29 KB)

     Airports (45 KB)

     Railways (28 KB)

     North Carolina State Ports (526 KB)

     Foreign Trade Zone (32 KB)

     Public Transportation (48 KB)



     "Transportation" Section of the Fact Book (841 KB) (contains all information above)



     The Entire Catawba County Economic Development Fact Book (5.44 MB)



Catawba County EDC

PO Box 3388

Hickory, NC  28603

Phone:  828-267-1564

Fax:  828-267-1884


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