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The Macon County Economic Development Commission celebrated business, industry and entrepreneurship during BizWeek 2016. We offer our thanks to the many organizations, businesses and individuals that made this year's event the most successful yet.

We extend a special thank you to John E. Skvarla - Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, who was our keynote speaker for the BizWeek 2016 Banquet held on Thursday, April 21st.


“Why My Business Is Located In Macon County, North Carolina”

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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The Macon County Economic Development Commission congratulates Highlands-Cashiers Hospital and Miles Gregory, BizWeek 2016 Honorees.

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Congratulations to Brett Murphy of Arrowood Construction and The Bowery on being named the Macon County 2016 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

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

Macon County New Business Guide

franklin nc highlands nc business guidee 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


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