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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.

For Information Contact Tommy Jenkins, Economic Development Director, by phoning
828.369.2306 or email

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Business News & Developments

Harmony House Foods, Inc. to Expand Operations in Macon County

The Macon County Economic Development Commission announced today that Harmony House Foods Inc. has purchased the current TekTone Sound and Signal Manufacturing, Inc facility in the Macon County Industrial Park, following the TekTone purchase of the former SKF building in the park.

Located in the Macon County Business Development Center, Harmony House is a seller and distributor of dehydrated foods, both domestically and internationally. Their honors include the Editor’s Choice Award from Backpacker Magazine and the “Business People of the Year” nomination by the Small Business Administration for the State of North Carolina.



Expansion by TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc. Will Create 35 Jobs in Macon County

Governor Pat McCrory, North Carolina Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III, and the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) announced today that TekTone® Sound & Signal Mfg., Inc. will create 35 jobs over the next five years as it expands operations in Macon County. The company plans to invest $2.9 million in its facility over that time.


Drake Enterprises Purchases Caterpillar Building

Drake Enterprises has closed on the purchase of Caterpillar's former Precision Seals plant, located at 517 Industrial Park Road in Franklin. Industrial realtor Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (NGKF) placed the 101,810-square-foot, general-purpose industrial building and 20-acre lot on the market in March, intending to sell the property within 12-24 months.


Macon County EDC 2016 Meeting Schedule

June 09 - 5:30 PM EDC Meeting - Highlands / Entegra Bank

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


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