Macon County offers an Economic Development Grant at the discretion of the County. The County may offer the Economic Development Grant to a company investing at least $1 million in Macon County and creating jobs that pay at or above the County's median wage and that offer health benefits. The Grant amount is dependent on the number and quality of jobs created or retained. A performance agreement must be signed by the recipient and the County. Not all projects are eligible for the Grant.
In addition to the Economic Development Grant, Macon County may use a North Carolina Building Reuse Grant to renovate or retrofit an existing industrial building for a company's use and/or may apply to the State for a Community Development Block Grant, Industrial Development Fund Grant, or Road and Rail Access Fund Grant in order to make infrastructure improvements to attract new jobs and investment to the County. Contact Macon County's Economic Development Director to inquire about the County's local incentives.