Start A Business In McDowell County, North Carolina

McDowell County is a great place to start a new business or expand an existing one. McDowell County leaders along with the City of Marion, Town of Old Fort and our other communities welcome and fully support new business ventures. We encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of new business owners. We are also excited to work with businesses looking to expand or relocate their firms to McDowell County. To learn more about starting a new business or expanding an existing business to McDowell County, please visit any of the links below.

We Are A Work Ready Community

Learn more about McDowell County's status as a certified Work Ready Community to help identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of the local workforce. 

Work Ready Badge 2017