Macon County EDC

Come discover what Macon County offers. Enjoy an unsurpassed quality of life while building your business in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina.

Amenities such as high speed fiber connectivity, an excellent four-lane highway system, modern airport facilities and natural gas availability make Macon County the perfect location, enabling entrepreneurs, business and industry to truly compete in today’s global economy.

Discover our diversified economy – software development, advanced manufacturing, travel and tourism, retail, banking, health-care, the arts and more. Opportunity abounds in Macon County.

Make It Macon

Macon County is truly in the “center of it all”, just a short distance from major markets such as Atlanta GA, Greenville SC, Knoxville TN, Chattanooga TN, Charlotte and Asheville, NC.

With four-lane connectivity to I-40, I-26 and I-85, we are easily accessible to all points in the Southeast, Midwest and along the Eastern Seaboard.

Explore our site and discover why Macon County is the perfect fit for you.

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Macon County BizWeek 2017

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  • What is BizWeek?

    BizWeek 2017 is a celebration of business, industry and entrepreneurship.

  • BizWeek 2017 Banquet

    Thursday, April 20th beginning at 6:00pm at Bloemsma Barn in Franklin, NC.

  • Entrepreneur Networking

    Hosted by The Ugly Dog in Highlands, NC. Free Event.

  • Business Worshops

    Hosted by the Small Business Center of Southwestern Community College.


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Tommy Jenkins, Economic Development Director
(828) 369-2306 or EDC@maconnc.org.
Located in the "Center Of It All" in the southwestern North Carolina mountains, Macon County is surrounded by thousands of acres of National Forest with a multitude of recreational opportunites as well as a relaxing pace of life. »See For Yourself

Why Choose Us?

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Location Is Everything

Macon County is truly in the “center of it all”, just a short distance from major markets such as Atlanta GA, Greenville SC, Knoxville TN, Chattanooga TN, Columbia SC and Asheville, NC. With four-lane connectivity to I-40, I-26 and I-85, we are easily accessible to all points in the Southeast, Midwest and Eastern Seaboard. Inland Port rail access is only 2 hours away.

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Workforce / Workforce Training

Macon County has an area workforce draw of over 125,000. Customized Workforce Training (including advanced manufacturing) is provided by Southwestern Community College and NCWorks Career Centers provide employers a single place to address employment and training needs. In addition, Macon County Public Schools offer a variety of STEM initiatives to prepare the workforce of the future.

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Get the Speed You Need

Macon County is served by Balsam West FiberNet, provider of the highest grade fiber-optic broadband service available. BalsamWest has constructed over 400 miles of underground fiber throughout Western North Carolina, in a ringed topology, designed to be available 99.999 percent of the time on the backbone fiber, providing world-class connectivity for business and industry.

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Time Is Money

Time is money and many businesses depend on private aviation to improve their bottom line. The Macon County Airport provides your business with a 5001 foot runway, state of the art terminal building with conference and meeting rooms, helipad, pilots lounge, aviation fuels and rental car availability. Future plans include an additional 1000’ runway extension.

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We Love Great Ideas!

Macon County recognizes and values the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s economy. Together with our strategic partners, we provide access to business plan development, training, networking opportunities and alternative financing options for new businesses. In addition, the Macon County Business Development Center features over 14,000 square feet of business and light manufacturing space dedicated to growing and nurturing business startups. Western Carolina University’s Rapid Center partners with businesses, industry and entrepreneurs to develop new products and processes.