Building a diversified economic base throughout Catawba County by recruiting new business and industry...

The Catawba County Economic Development Corporation's offices are located in the Hickory Metro Convention Center at:

1960-B 13th Ave. Dr. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
828.267.1564

Find us with Google Maps, or use the driving directions below:

From Charlotte (from the south)

From Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh (from the east)

From Boone/Blowing Rock (from the north)

From Asheville (from the west)



From Charlotte (from the south)

Take I-77 North to Statesville, NC. Exit onto I-40 West towards Hickory.

Take exit 125. Turn left at top of exit ramp.

Turn left at 2nd stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE at Outback Steakhouse.

The Catawba County EDC is located inside the Hickory Metro Convention Center,  approximately 1/2 mile on right. 

OR

Take Hwy. 321 North. Exit onto I-40 East towards Hickory.

Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane immediately.

Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE at Outback Steakhouse.

The Catawba County EDC is located inside the the Hickory Metro Convention Center, approximately 1/2 mile on right



From Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Raleigh (from the east)

Take I-40 West towards Hickory.

Take exit 125. Turn left at top of exit ramp.

Turn left at 2nd stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE at Outback Steakhouse.

The Catawba County EDC is located inside the Hickory Metro Convention Center, approximately 1/2 mile on right.



From Boone/Blowing Rock (from the north)

Take Hwy. 321 South. Exit onto I-40 East towards Hickory.

Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane immediately.

Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE at Outback Steakhouse.

The Catawba County EDC is located inside the the Hickory Metro Convention Center, approximately 1/2 mile on right



From Asheville (from the west)

Take I-40 East towards Hickory.

Take exit 125. Turn right at top of exit ramp. After turning right, move into the far left lane immediately.

Turn left at 1st stoplight onto 13th Ave. Dr. SE at and Outback Steakhouse.

The Catawba County EDC is located inside the the Hickory Metro Convention Center, approximately 1/2 mile on right.