There may not be a better time to relocate a company to Catawba County, North Carolina, located in the #1 MSA in the country for Business Costs by Forbes (no lower than 6th since 2006). The economy is in a time of transition, but one business concept will always remain the same: location, location, location.
As the business center of Catawba County and the Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir MSA, Hickory is the commercial hub of the metro area. The Hickory Metro and Catawba County offer some of the most inclusive business incentive programs in NC, in addition to the highly skilled and educated workforce.
Catawba County boasts a high quality of life in addition to a thriving business climate. The Hickory metro area was named the 10th "Best Place to Live and Raise a Family in the United States," according to Reader's Digest.
Catawba County is located within one hour of Charlotte, the nation's 19th largest city, and the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The Appalachian resort areas of Boone and Blowing Rock are within an hour drive. The City of Asheville lies within an hour and a half to the west. Winston-Salem, Greensboro and the Piedmont Triad International Airport are an hour and a half to the east.
To learn more about how you can relocate a company to Catawba County, contact the Catawba County EDC.