Graham County, North Carolina is rich in natural beauty and opportunities for outdoor recreation. An abundance of lakes, mountains, parks and the world-famous Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest afford you numerous options in our corner of the Great Smoky Mountains. We invite you to explore all the advantages to locating to Graham County!
Graham County, North Carolina is accessible to most major cities and transportation routes on the East Coast. We are convenient to Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg SC, Atlanta, Knoxville and Chattanooga TN. Graham County offers a business-friendly community to support your endeavors. Let us put the assets and resources of Graham County to work for you.
Whether you are wishing to expand a current business or starting a new business, Graham County has the resources to assist you.
- Skilled and available workforce
- Average regional wage per hour: $12.38
- Experienced and active leadership
- Public schools and community college – top NC performers
- Sound basic infrastructure (roads, water/sewer, electric, telecom)
- Retail potential – travel and tourism info
- Natural resources and cultural arts
GRAHAM COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIR. – SOPHIA PAULOS
With breathtaking natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, a strong public education system and a healthcare system that is the second largest economic sector in the region, it is easy to see why the Mountain West region is one of the most coveted places to live in the United States. Western North Carolina offers not only small rural communities, but larger more metropolitan areas as well. Both offer a diverse economy that is fueled by the rapidly growing population looking to make the western North Carolina their home. The Mountain West region has maintained its small town comfort and southern charm as the population has grown over the years, making it the place many are proud to call home. Graham County is proud to be a member of the Mountain West Partnership – working together to strengthen our region! For more about the Mountain West Partnership, please visit: GoWNC.org