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The Macon County Economic Development Commission encourages you to discover the many benefits of opening or relocating a business or industry to Franklin or Highlands, North Carolina. The quality of life in the Western North Carolina Mountains is unsurpassed and you'll find a dedicated workforce ready to help make your business or industry a success.

Located in Southwestern North Carolina, Macon County is located just over two hours from several major business centers including Atlanta, Georgia, Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Explore our site and learn why Macon County's location is "In the Center of It All" when looking for a great location to operate a business or industry in Western North Carolina.

Click here to view our 2015 Schedule of meetings & events.

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Business News & Developments

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Congratulations to Jacob Reiche 2015 Macon County Young Entrepreneur of the Year! Jacob is owner of Smart Pharmacy in Downtown Franklin.

Macon County EDC 2016 Meeting Schedule

January 14 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / SCC-Macon
March 10 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / SCC-Macon
April 19-21 BIZWEEK 2016
May 12 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / Highlands (Site TBA)
July 14 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / SCC-Macon
September 8 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / Highlands (Site TBA)
November 10 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting / SCC-Macon

SCC-Macon Address:
44 Siler Farm Road, Franklin, NC 28734

Meeting Contact Info:
Tommy Jenkins, EDC Director, 828.421.0195

Macon County New Business Guide

franklin nc highlands nc business guideThe Macon County EDC announces the 2nd edition of the Macon County Guide for New Business is now available for download.

The new guide provides valuable information and a resource checklist for those interested in opening a new business in Macon County.

Download PDF Here

For Information Contact
Tommy Jenkins
Economic Development Director
828.369.2306 or

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