Our Mission

Creating a climate for business and industry investment, innovative entrepreneurship and quality job creation in Macon County, North Carolina.


Our Board

Macon County Economic Development Commission

  Member Name Company Organization
  Roger Plemens (Chair) Entegra Bank - Retired
  David Hubbs (Vice-Chair) Balsam West - Retired
  Brett Rogers Duotech Services, Inc.
  Mark West Duke Energy (Retired)
  Brian Stiehler Town of Highlands
  Jim Breedlove United Community Bank
  Cory McCall Outdoor 76
  Brett Murphy Arrowood Construction
  Stacey Guffey Town of Franklin
  Kaye McHan Highlands Chamber
  John Hamlin Franklin Chamber
  John Shearl County Commission Board Liason
  Josh Young County Commission Board Liason
  Derek Roland County Manager
  Tommy Jenkins EDC Director



2024 Meeting Schedule

  Date Time Location
  June 13 5:30pm Highlands - Highlands Chamber
  September 12 5:30pm Franklin - SCC Macon Campus
  November 14 5:30pm Highlands - Highlands Chamber

Get in

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