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    Thanks to our prime geographic location, low cost of doing business, premier educational institutions, and diversified and highly trained workforce, Mitchell County NC is one of the most attractive business communities today.
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    Leaders of the pack.
    Ready to roll on BRP's popular recreational vehicles are, from left:
    BRP Spruce Pine Plant Manager Henry Street, Materials Coordinator Dale Hall, and Maintenance and Facilities Coordinator Blake Smith.
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    We Want Your Business.
    Whether you need to expand your facility, recruit or retrain a team, or make business connections to further your growth, we've got the people, resources and information to help you.
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    An Economic Development Strategic Plan for Mitchell County, NC.

    In 2013, the North Carolina Economic Development Board began work on a 10-year strategic plan for economic development growth and activities designed to refocus the state's efforts to create more jobs for North Carolina citizens.

    The Board sought input for the plan through a listening tour around the state and surveys. The North Carolina Jobs Plan, adopted in January of 2014, contains the Economic Development Board's recommended strategies for economic growth for 2014 through 2024,

Lighthouse Educational Products Selected to Participate in Mountain Biz Works' ScaleUp Program

EDC Begins Implementation of Strategic Marketing Plan

The Mauzy-Phillips Center at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital wins Healthcare Real Estate Insights' award for Best New Medical Office Building/Outpatient Center in the 25,000 to 49,000 square foot category

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen earns the only Cradle to Cradle Platinum Product Certification for siding! Bark House is the first product to reach platinum certification in this rigorous program

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen wins the 2016 Architectural Record Product of the Year

The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen earns Leadership in Sustainable Manufacturing Award

Roan Mountain Voted Best Appalachian Trail Section by Blue Ridge Outdoors Read more...

Things to Do in Mitchell County

County Awarded Grant for Buck Stove Project

Appalatch Featured in Five Tech Companies Set to Change the Fashion Industry Read more...

Colin O'Reilly's whiskey decanter and glasses win the top prize in Garden and Gun's Seventh Annual Made in the South Awards Read more...

Buck Stove gets colorful with picnic table venture

Please be advised that Mitchell County, through the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission, has applied for a $39,000 demolition grant from the NC Department of Commerce. Read more...

Tiny houses (192-square-feet) make big debut at Southern Ideal Home Show Read more...

Unimin Corp. helping to fund Mitchell County Schools, new education initiative Read more...

North Carolina Department of Transportation Plan

Mitchell County, The Perfect Climate for Growth

Mitchell County EDC

There's a lot happening in Mitchell County

There's a lot happening in Mitchell County that makes it a great place to do business like lower business taxes, a world-class talent pool, and a strategic location. All this helps make Mitchell County a great place for fueling new economic growth.

The Mitchell County Economic Development Commission welcomes you to investigate our county and remember us when it comes time for your business to expand, start, or move.

Economic Development Tools

Fueling New Economic Growth

Mitchell County is undergoing a once-in-a-generation transformation. Bold changes have made us more business-friendly than ever. Business taxes are lower than any time in decades and, our economic development tools are now available to all businesses.
These changes, combined with our manufacturing leadership, world-class talent, geographic advantage, and disciplened lifestyle are fueling new economic growth and new business opportunities.

Our Workforce

Diverse and Highly Skilled

Mitchell County is a leader in making things and making things work.

But we are innovators first and foremost. We have brought innovation and bold change to our county.

Mitchell County is committed to strengthening successful businesses. Not only is the administration decidedly pro-business, but entrepreneurs and startups also have access to a myriad of business opportunities.

Arts, Industry, and Agriculture.

Whether you plan to work from home or in a building downtown, you will have access to affordable high-speed internet. You will join ever growing communities of artists and craftspeople, knowledgable workers, alternative agricultural enterprises, service and health care providers, and other small business owners. You will find people to support your dreams and innovations.

The mission of the Mitchell County Economic Development Commission is to provide a unified economic development program that will encourage and promote the establishment, development, and retention of industrial, commercial, residential, and retail businesses in Mitchell County.